Sloan Security Group is pleased to announce that its service and maintenance team has been selected to provide another two-year security barrier maintenance contract with Energy NW/Hanford Labs. Sloan is also a long-time provider of security barrier maintenance solutions at Las Alamos National Labs and other critical national security sites. Sloan is a recognized industry leader in delivering critical perimeter security solutions.
A few weeks back we congratulated Miguel Macias on receiving safety recognition from AC2.
Being intrigued, Brice dug a little deeper to find out exactly what this honor meant.
As we all know safety is important to Sloan and fortunately our customers and th
eir safety managers have the same philosophy. They constantly work with Sloan to identify appropriate safety practices.
So, this week we decided to talk about a successful “caught being safe” moment. Miguel’s actual award was “Outstanding and Safe Operation of a Reach Forklift”.
Here is a checklist along with awareness that should be completed anytime someone is operating any form of machinery.
• Pre-task Plan submitted and approved by the customer
• Equipment checklist completed and with operator for inspection purposes
• Carrying Operator certification for a reach forklift
• Rigging Device – Specifically designed for the site and certified to the load
• Tag lines used
• The area was barricade to keep pedestrians from intruding into area
• And of course…. He had his seatbelt fastened.
If ever in question don’t lift the load…. Stop and ask questions. This might take time away from a deadline, but if it determines the outcome of safe vs unsafe we are all successful with a little patience.
Sloan Security Group is proud to announce that it has received honorable mention in the Best Places to Work in Idaho Awards.
The Best Places to Work in Idaho is a community of organizations dedicated to the betterment of the condition of employment. This organization is dedicated to the following principles.
- The nobility and honor inherent in employment.
- The capacity employment possesses to generate financial and emotional prosperity when it’s done right.
- Doing employment right is no more expensive and far more profitable than not.
The award evaluation is done by Populus, an independent 3rd party professional survey organization.
Sloan Security Group is proud of to participate in this award and proud of its many dedicated professionals at every level of our company. Without them, this award would not be possible.
– Special forces in the U.S. military are in need of a tool – One that can help them detect how many people are inside a building before they enter. If the development of this innovative technology is successful, it could save lives and help the military better fight the war on terror.
Building that tool is now in the works by a team of five graduate students at Boise State University’s Venture College.
“How do you protect the good guys and get rid of the bad guys?” asked Venture College Director Ed Zimmer.
That’s where the Boise State’s best and brightest come in.
They are a group of five select graduate students with backgrounds in computer science, design, and math, who are tasked with coming up with a high-tech device that could be worn on body armor or drone-deployed that would give teams in combat situations the ability to know who and what’s inside a building.
“This is an attempt to save human life,” Said Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) Brian Von Herbulis.
Boise State is one of six universities around the country given a military technology problem to solve by the Department of Defense.
Students found out about the project – called Hacking for Defense – last October and are working to complete it by the end of the spring semester.
The speed at which they’re moving is one of the reasons Congress approved funding, knowing that it could take years for the infamously slow-moving Pentagon to complete the project. By that time, the technology would be obsolete, said combat veteran Von Herbulis, who was a deployed to the Middle East on three separate occasions.
Von Herbulis, like Boise security expert Brice Sloan, is volunteering his time as a mentor and consultant for the team, giving them guidance that only someone who has been in actual special ops missions can.
“You can’t put a price on something like that and it really makes a difference,” team member Ben Rozeboom said of their experienced mentors.
Zimmer, a former CEO at a Boise design/manufacturing firm, is leading the program for Boise State that will earn the students three credit hours. The class credit means very little to Boise’s Corey Hennen, who says the project is about making a difference for soldiers in the theater of war.
“It means a ton,” Hennen said. “We really are trying to save lives, reduce casualties in drone strikes, raids, all the above. I lost a personal family friend, a detective, in a raid, and yeah, those things hit home. Being able to help people, that’s what we’re doing.”
A weekly video conference with a program manager at the DoD’s Central Command in Tampa takes places on campus at the College of Innovation and Design.
Please note that all images and text are from Channel 7/KTVB Boise.
In this podcast, Wright Stuff Radio Host Brandon Wright interviews Sloan Companies Founder Brice Sloan. Brice shares Sloan’s story and how they have lasted 25 years despite some very challenging circumstances.
Sloan Security Group is pleased announce that Zion’s Bank has nominated the founders of Sloan Security Group as the Idaho SBA Small Business Persons of the Year.
Sloan Security Group is pleased to celebrate its 25th Anniversary as a company. Starting out as a forestry company and later becoming a fencing company, Sloan has become one of the preeminent specialty security contractors in the United States. With security projects this year in Africa, Europe and the United States, Sloan has become the contractor of choice to design, build and maintain critical perimeter security infrastructure.
SSG President Greg Sloan emphasized the important role that team has played for Sloan in bringing a diverse group of people to solve important security issues.
Some of the key milestones for Sloan on this journey included:
- Securing Mountain Home AFB, Idaho (2000 – 2004)
- Missile Defense Program Fort Greely, AK (2004 – 2007)
- Security Border Initiative (SBInet) (2006)
- Border Fencing (Naco and Douglas, AZ, El Paso, TX) (2007 – present)
- Securing McCarron Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada (2006-2007)
- Las Alamos (2010 – present)
- GSA Building, Hawaii (2012)
- San Diego Federal Courthouse (2013-2014)
- Radar-based Animal Detection (2014 – present)
- United States Embassy Oslo (2014-2016)
- United States Embassy Nouakchott (2016)
Sloan wishes to thank everyone that has been a part of this journey and look forward to many for years of service.
We are very pleased to announce that Rusty Sloan has been named ASIS Idaho Chapter President. ASIS is the largest association of security professionals in North America. Congratulations Rusty!
After more than three years of work and 41,000 images of animals crossing the road, a doppler animal detection system that Sloan developed in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, Idaho Transportation Department and the Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative (particularly the Kootenai Tribe) is beginning to receive recognition. The system is getting recognition for not only saving lives, but also the behavioral patterns that it is identifying that will help build safer roads.
In this 150m detection zone, 580 ungulates (deer/elk) crossed the road in July 2016. This consisted of 356 crossings identified by Sloan. Since the evaluation period began in October – only 1 animal had been struck from a previous average of 13.
Marcel Houjser from Western Traffic Institute and Montana State presented a paper at Montana State in August with preliminary positive results from his investigation into the effectiveness of the system. This presentation was sponsored by the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC).
In addition, unlike many of our projects, we welcome the media attention from KREM Spokane, Washington. This attention will hopefully help this issue of animal – vehicle collisions get the attention it deserves.
Nationally and locally, wildlife collisions are a costly problem. They kill about 200 people each year in the United States and cause more than $1 billion in property damage, according to the National Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Reduction Study.