Honoring our Bravest

Human being are animals. As animals, we are organically calibrated so that the first base of our behavior is self-preservation. We are designed, engineered, built and taught to realize the objective of self-preservation above all else. On September 11, 2001, New York City’s Bravest ran in while others ran out. They ignored what thousands of years on this planet implanted into their being and followed what the Creator wrote in their soul.

Writing under a pseudonym, James Neil Hollingworth said, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear.”

When we go to the Good Book, it is written in John 15:13 that “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.”  On September 11th, 2001 following the cowardly attacks on the United States, 343 NYC Firefighters, 60 Police Officers and 8 Emergency Medical Technicians freely gave their lives for others. These people — not singers, actors or athletes — are heroes and role models for eternity.

nyfdWe at GRIDSMART honor with respect and love their sacrifice. Today we will make a donation to the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation in their remembrance. On October 29th, we will join our friends in Knoxville for the 2016 NFFF Knoxville Memorial Stair Climb for the same reason. If you don’t know the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation, it is a great charity with a 92.92 ranking overall and a 100% ranking for Accountability & Transparency (GRIDSMART loves Transparency).

Check out stair climbs in your state at http://www.firehero.org/events/9-11-stair-climbs/find-9-11-climb-near/.

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Fatalities

FDNY Chief Peter J. Ganci, Jr., 54
FDNY Commissioner William M. Feehan, 72
FDNY Marshal Ronald Paul Bucca, 47
FDNY Chaplain Mychal Judge, 68
Battalion 1
  • Chief Matthew Lancelot Ryan, 54
  • Lt. Paul Thomas Mitchell, 46
Battalion 2
  • Chief William McGovern, 49
  • Chief Richard Prunty, 57
  • Faustino Apostol, Jr., 55
Battalion 4 Lt. Thomas O’Hagan, 43
Battalion 6 Chief John P. Williamson, 46
Battalion 7
  • Chief Orio Palmer, 45
  • Lt. Stephen G. Harrell, 44
  • Lt. Philip Scott Petti, 43
Battalion 8
  • Chief Thomas Patrick DeAngelis, 51
  • Thomas McCann, 45
Battalion 9
  • Chief Dennis Lawrence Devlin, 51
  • Chief Edward F. Geraghty, 45
  • Lt. Charles William Garbarini, 44
  • Carl Asaro, 39
  • Alan D. Feinberg, 48
Battalion 11 Chief John M. Paolillo, 51
Battalion 12 Chief Frederick Claude Scheffold, Jr., 57
Battalion 22 Lt. Charles Joseph Margiotta, 44
Battalion 43 Lt. Geoffrey E. Guja, 49
Battalion 47 Lt. Anthony Jovic, 39
Battalion 48
  • Chief Joseph Grzelak, 52
  • Michael Leopoldo Bocchino, 45
Battalion 49
  • Chief John Moran, 42
Battalion 50 Chief Lawrence T. Stack, 58
Battalion 57
  • Chief Dennis Cross, 60
  • Chief Joseph Ross Marchbanks, Jr, 47
Division 1
  • Capt. Joseph D. Farrelly, 47
  • Capt. Thomas Moody, 45
Division 11 Capt. Timothy M. Stackpole, 42
Division 15
  • Chief Thomas Theodore Haskell, Jr., 37
  • Capt. Martin J. Egan, Jr., 36
  • Capt. William O’Keefe, 48
Engine 1
  • Lt. Andrew Desperito, 43
  • Michael T. Weinberg, 34
Engine 4
  • Calixto Anaya, Jr, 35
  • James C. Riches, 29
  • Thomas G. Schoales, 27
  • Paul A. Tegtmeier, 41
Engine 5 Manuel Del Valle, Jr, 32
Engine 6
  • Paul Beyer, 37
  • Thomas Holohan, 36
  • William R. Johnston, 31
Engine 8 Robert Parro, 35
Engine 10
  • Lt. Gregg Arthur Atlas, 44
  • Jeffrey James Olsen, 31
Engine 21 Capt. William Francis Burke, Jr., 46
Engine 22
  • Thomas Anthony Casoria, 29
  • Michael J. Elferis, 27
  • Vincent D. Kane, 37
  • Martin E. McWilliams, 35
Engine 23
  • Robert McPadden, 30
  • James Nicholas Pappageorge, 29
  • Hector Luis Tirado, Jr., 30
  • Mark P. Whitford, 31
Engine 26
  • Capt. Thomas Farino, 37
  • Dana R Hannon, 29
Engine 29 Michael Ragusa, 29
Engine 33
  • Lt. Kevin Pfeifer, 42
  • David Arce, 36
  • Michael Boyle, 37
  • Robert Evans, 36
  • Keithroy Marcellus Maynard, 30
Engine 37 John Giordano, 47
Engine 40
  • Lt. John F. Ginley, 37
  • Kevin Bracken, 37
  • Michael D. D’Auria, 25
  • Bruce Gary, 51
  • Steven Mercado, 38
Engine 50 Robert W. Spear, Jr., 30
Engine 54
  • Paul John Gill, 34
  • Jose Guadalupe, 37
  • Christopher Santora, 23
Engine 55
  • Lt. Peter L. Freund, 45
  • Robert Lane, 28
  • Christopher Mozzillo, 27
  • Stephen P. Russell, 40
Engine 58 Lt. Robert B. Nagel, 55
Engine 74 Ruben D. Correa, 44
Engine 201
  • Lt. Paul Richard Martini, 37
  • Gregory Joseph Buck, 37
  • Christopher Pickford, 32
  • John Albert Schardt, 34
Engine 205 Lt. Robert Francis Wallace, 43
Engine 207
  • Karl Henry Joseph, 25
  • Shawn Edward Powell, 32
  • Kevin O. Reilly, 28
Engine 214
  • Lt. Carl John Bedigian, 35
  • John Joseph Florio, 33
  • Michael Edward Roberts, 31
  • Kenneth Thomas Watson, 39
Engine 216 Daniel Suhr, 37
Engine 217
  • Lt. Kenneth Phelan, 41
  • Steven Coakley, 36
  • Philip T. Hayes, 67
  • Neil Joseph Leavy, 34
Engine 219 John Chipura, 39
Engine 226
  • Brian McAleese, 36
  • David Paul De Rubbio, 38
  • Stanley S. Smagala, Jr., 36
Engine 230
  • Lt. Brian G. Ahearn, 43
  • Frank Bonomo, 42
  • Michael Scott Carlo, 34
  • Jeffrey Stark, 30
  • Eugene Whelan, 31
  • Edward James White III, 30
Engine 235
  • Lt. Steven Bates, 42
  • Nicholas Paul Chiofalo, 39
  • Francis Esposito, 32
  • Lee S. Fehling, 28
  • Lawrence G. Veling, 44
Engine 238 Lt. Glenn E. Wilkinson, 46
Engine 279
  • Ronnie Lee Henderson, 52
  • Anthony Rodriguez, 36
Engine 285 Raymond R. York, 45
Engine 320 Capt. James J. Corrigan, 60
Haz-Mat 1
  • Lt. John A. Crisci, 48
  • Dennis M. Carey, 51
  • Martin N. DeMeo, 47
  • Thomas Gardner, 39
  • Jonathan R. Hohmann, 48
  • Dennis Scauso, 46
  • Kevin Joseph Smith, 47
Ladder 2
  • Capt. Frederick Ill, Jr, 49
  • Michael J. Clarke, 27
  • George DiPasquale, 33
  • Denis P. Germain, 33
  • Daniel Edward Harlin, 41
  • Carl Molinaro, 32
  • Dennis Michael Mulligan, 32
Ladder 3
  • Capt. Patrick J. Brown, 48
  • Lt. Kevin W. Donnelly, 43
  • Michael Carroll, 39
  • James Raymond Coyle, 26
  • Gerard Dewan, 35
  • Jeffrey John Giordano, 45
  • Joseph Maloney, 45
  • John Kevin McAvoy, 47
  • Timothy Patrick McSweeney, 37
  • Joseph J. Ogren, 30
  • Steven John Olson, 38
Ladder 4
  • Capt. David Terence Wooley, 54
  • Lt. Daniel O’Callaghan, 42
  • Joseph Angelini, Jr, 38
  • Peter Brennan, 30
  • Michael E. Brennan, 27
  • Michael Haub, 34
  • Michael F. Lynch, 33
  • Samuel Oitice, 45
  • John James Tipping II, 33
Ladder 5
  • Lt. Vincent Francis Giammona, 40
  • Lt. Michael Warchola, 51
  • Louis Arena, 32
  • Andrew Brunn, 28
  • Thomas Hannafin, 36
  • Paul Hanlon Keating, 38
  • John A. Santore, 49
  • Gregory Thomas Saucedo, 31
Ladder 7
  • Capt. Vernon Allan Richard, 53
  • George Cain, 35
  • Robert Joseph Foti, 42
  • Richard Muldowney Jr, 40
  • Charles Mendez, 38
  • Vincent Princiotta, 39
Ladder 8 Lt. Vincent Gerard Halloran, 43
Ladder 9
  • Gerard Baptiste, 35
  • John P. Tierney, 27
  • Jeffrey P. Walz, 37
Ladder 10 Sean Patrick Tallon, 26
Ladder 11
  • Lt. Michael Quilty, 42
  • Michael F. Cammarata, 22
  • Edward James Day, 45
  • John F. Heffernan, 37
  • Richard John Kelly, Jr, 50
  • Robert King, Jr, 36
  • Matthew Rogan, 37
Ladder 12
  • Angel L. Juarbe, Jr, 35
  • Michael D. Mullan, 34
Ladder 13
  • Capt. Walter G. Hynes, 46
  • Thomas Hetzel, 33
  • Dennis McHugh, 34
  • Thomas E. Sabella, 44
  • Gregory Stajk, 46
Ladder 15
  • Lt. Joseph Gerard Leavey, 45
  • Richard Lanard Allen, 30
  • Arthur Thaddeus Barry, 35
  • Thomas W. Kelly, 50
  • Scott Kopytko, 32
  • Scott Larsen, 35
  • Douglas E. Oelschlager, 36
  • Eric T. Olsen, 41
Ladder 16
  • Lt. Raymond E. Murphy, 46
  • Robert Curatolo, 31
Ladder 20
  • Capt. John R. Fischer, 46
  • John Patrick Burnside, 36
  • James Michael Gray, 34
  • Sean S. Hanley, 35
  • David Laforge, 50
  • Robert Thomas Linnane, 33
  • Robert D. McMahon, 35
Ladder 21
  • Gerald T. Atwood, 38
  • Gerard Duffy, 53
  • Keith Glascoe, 38
  • Joseph Henry, 25
  • William E. Krukowski, 36
  • Benjamin Suarez, 34
Ladder 24
  • Capt. Daniel J. Brethel, 43
  • Stephen Elliot Belson, 51
Ladder 25
  • Lt. Glenn C. Perry, 41
  • Matthew Barnes, 37
  • John Michael Collins, 42
  • Kenneth Kumpel, 42
  • Robert Minara, 54
  • Joseph Rivelli, 43
  • Paul G. Ruback, 50
Ladder 27 John Marshall, 35
Ladder 35
  • Capt. Frank Callahan, 51
  • James Andrew Giberson, 43
  • Vincent S. Morello, 34
  • Michael Otten, 42
  • Michael Roberts, 30
Ladder 38 Joseph Spor, Jr., 35
Ladder 42 Peter Alexander Bielfeld, 44
Ladder 101
  • Lt. Joseph Gullickson, 37
  • Patrick Byrne, 39
  • Salvatore B. Calabro, 38
  • Brian Cannizzaro, 30
  • Thomas J. Kennedy, 36
  • Joseph Maffeo, 31
  • Terence A. McShane, 37
Ladder 105
  • Capt. Vincent Brunton, 43
  • Thomas Richard Kelly, 39
  • Henry Alfred Miller, Jr, 51
  • Dennis O’Berg, 28
  • Frank Anthony Palombo, 46
Ladder 111 Lt. Christopher P. Sullivan, 39
Ladder 118
  • Lt. Robert M. Regan, 48
  • Joseph Agnello, 35
  • Vernon Paul Cherry, 49
  • Scott Matthew Davidson, 33
  • Leon Smith, Jr., 48
  • Peter Anthony Vega, 36
Ladder 131 Christian Michael Otto Regenhard, 28
Ladder 132
  • Andrew Jordan, 36
  • Michael Kiefer, 25
  • Thomas Mingione, 34
  • John T. Vigiano II, 36
  • Sergio Villanueva, 33
Ladder 136 Michael Joseph Cawley, 32
Ladder 166 William X. Wren, 61
Rescue 1
  • Capt. Terence S. Hatton, 41
  • Lt. Dennis Mojica, 50
  • Joseph Angelini, Sr., 63
  • Gary Geidel, 44
  • William Henry, 49
  • Kenneth Joseph Marino, 40
  • Michael Montesi, 39
  • Gerard Terence Nevins, 46
  • Patrick J. O’Keefe, 44
  • Brian Edward Sweeney, 29
  • David M. Weiss, 41
Rescue 2
  • Lt. Peter C. Martin, 43
  • William David Lake, 44
  • Daniel F. Libretti, 43
  • John Napolitano, 32
  • Kevin O’Rourke, 44
  • Lincoln Quappe, 38
  • Edward Rall, 44
Rescue 3
  • Christopher Joseph Blackwell, 42
  • Thomas Foley, 32
  • Thomas Gambino, Jr., 48
  • Raymond Meisenheimer, 46
  • Donald J. Regan, 47
  • Gerard Patrick Schrang, 45
Rescue 4
  • Capt. Brian Hickey, 47
  • Lt. Kevin Dowdell, 46
  • Terrence Patrick Farrell, 45
  • William J. Mahoney, 37
  • Peter Allen Nelson, 42
  • Durrell V. Pearsall, 34
Rescue 5
  • Capt. Louis Joseph Modafferi, 45
  • Lt. Harvey Harrell, 49
  • John P. Bergin, 39
  • Carl Vincent Bini, 44
  • Michael Curtis Fiore, 46
  • Andre G. Fletcher, 37
  • Douglas Charles Miller, 34
  • Jeffrey Matthew Palazzo, 33
  • Nicholas P. Rossomando, 35
  • Allan Tarasiewicz, 45
Special Operations
  • Chief Raymond Matthew Downey, 63
  • Capt. Patrick J. Waters, 44
  • Lt. Timothy Higgins, 43
  • Lt. Michael Thomas Russo, Sr, 44
Squad 1
  • Capt. James M. Amato, 43
  • Lt. Edward A. D’Atri, 38
  • Lt. Michael Esposito, 41
  • Lt. Michael N. Fodor, 53
  • Brian Bilcher, 37
  • Gary Box, 37
  • Thomas M. Butler, 37
  • Peter Carroll, 42
  • Robert Cordice, 28
  • David J. Fontana, 37
  • Matthew David Garvey, 37
  • Stephen Gerard Siller, 34
Squad 18
  • Lt. William E. McGinn, 43
  • Eric Allen, 44
  • Andrew Fredricks, 40
  • David Halderman, 40
  • Timothy Haskell, 34
  • Manuel Mojica, 37
  • Lawrence Virgilio, 38
Squad 41
  • Lt. Michael K. Healey, 42
  • Thomas Patrick Cullen III, 31
  • Robert Hamilton, 43
  • Michael J. Lyons, 32
  • Gregory Sikorsky, 34
  • R. Bruce Van Hine, 48
Squad 252
  • Tarel Coleman, 32
  • Thomas Kuveikis, 48
  • Peter J. Langone, 41
  • Patrick Lyons, 34
  • Kevin Prior, 28
Squad 288
  • Lt. Ronald T. Kerwin, 42
  • Ronnie E. Gies, 43
  • Joseph Hunter, 31
  • Jonathan Lee Ielpi, 29
  • Adam David Rand, 30
  • Timothy Matthew Welty, 34
EMS Battalion 49
  • Paramedic Carlos R. Lillo, 37
EMS Battalion 57
  • Paramedic Ricardo J. Quinn, 40
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Cut Through The Noise

Hey There,

It has been a while, so I wanted to say hi. I have spent the last few months on the road visiting y’all and it has been a gas. One thing not to be missed on the road is that there is a LOT of NOISE out there. As you know, at GRIDSMART we like Simple. Always have. We started that way on Day One. Simple. Flexible.  Transparent. One word descriptions followed by a period. Not really new,  you see us doing that, but we are glad to see others are following the lead.  We didn’t chase Simple. It is our core.

But I digress, I have a few things to share.

Some of you asked about competing new products promoting “all the new video tracking”. We are glad to see it. Welcome to the club! We want the best for all customers. It’s pleasing that others see the benefit of vision tracking. Next up, I heard some questions on “Transparent” and pricing. Please understand that GRIDSMART does not have regional pricing. We value and love our customers in California, New York and Timbuktu as much as those in Texas or Tennessee. You pay the same price for GRIDSMART quality wherever you live. We think everyone deserves great product at a fair price. Reach out and ask your peers somewhere else what they pay anytime you like.

On the Simple installation front…..when we quote you an installation time, that actually includes installing your hardware. We think that is kind of important in planning. Our installation time is not just making software work on roads you can’t see. 3 hours or less, always has been all inclusive. I hope that helps. Features? We try hard to describe what we do in a very clear way and tell you exactly what it will cost. Your pricing guide should not require a Sherpa to navigate or look like a bingo card in our world. If we mess this up, call us out at Principles@GRIDSMART.com. That message comes straight to MY desk. In fact, please  call us out anytime we miss Simple. Flexible. Transparent. You have my attention and appreciation for that.

Another talking point that comes up in the field is accuracy. Take a look at our virtual DVR and see GRIDSMART accuracy for yourself. Nothing to hide here, no 99% accuracy in our words and 80% stop-bar precision documented in the back of book. No third party validation needed. SEE –  the accuracy where you live without paying more.

The long and short of it all is that you have the right to ask questions, the right to clear pricing, to understandable features, to accuracy without caveats, to question claims.  Ask us or anybody about:

  • Regional pricing
  • The real performance of features that “fill a spec”
  • Pitching “economy pricing” but touting “Cadillac features”
  • Why the way a product works was changed and what they means to existing deployments
  • What does any “feature” actually do for me

If GRIDSMART does not answer these questions for you, you know where I live – call me out.

This is just what I think. Just what GRIDSMART is. I hope this note helps you cut through the noise, at least from our perspective. Let us know what you think at Principles@GRIDSMART.com

Thank You for Your Time. We Love Working with Y’all.

Stay Lucky,

BillMalkes_clear

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill

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GRIDSMART is hiring an Outside Sales Representative

GRIDSMART is hiring an Outside Sales (Business Development) Representative to cover the Rocky Mountain Region, including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Washington.

The Outside Sales Representative is responsible for selling GRIDSMART through the achievement of sales quotas. The Outside Sales Representative will reach his or her business targets through effective management of designated territories and physical visits to customer sites. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a professional image of the company. Integrity, passion, and in-person presentational skills are essential for this role.

For a complete job description, please contact Michelle Grossholz at michelle.grossholz@gridsmart.com.

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INTERSECT Kicks Off on October 25

On September 22nd this year, the autumnal equinox befalls the northern hemisphere, our planet’s axis tilts at 90° to the sun and day and night are an equal 12 hours everywhere on the planet. More importantly for most of us, it is now fall. Old guys like me dream of driving a shoulder violently into another man trying to separate him from a 27.75 ½ inch long, 14 ounce piece of pigskin. Young men still create these violent, beautiful collisions wearing local war colors.  Knoxville’s own Kenny Chesney sings about “The Boys of Fall”, leaves begin to change color, the air cools, Deer Camps open and INTERSECT is upon us.

As predictable as the wobbly planet’s orbit, INTERSECT comes once a year and promises to change things forward. INTERSECT16 will be October 25th, 26th and 27th in Knoxville and we invite all GRIDSMART friends and family to join us for a few packed days of learning, laughing and changing transportation. Last year you were part of the launch of GS2, heard some great case studies from speakers representing five countries and were entertained and informed by former Ford Global Technologies executive John Ellis.

This year, we will have an inspirational kick-off by NFL and New England Patriot great Brian Holloway, be able to test our luck on casino night and learn about how to use new Performance Measures generated by GS2 in 2017. There will be case studies, panels, times for one-on-one meetings and there WILL BE food and drink.

Due to the overwhelming response last year, we will return to Neyland Stadium for dinner, where GRIDSMART’s own Will Overstreet will share a bit about playing at Neyland for the National Championship 1998 Volunteer Team. Day one this year will be a technical day, where you can earn TARP points, and enhance your skills in the cabinet. Days two and three will have a broader business focus where we share success stories, answer questions, and look to the future. And of course, announce the winners of Distributor of the Year and the Mary Peters Award.

I hope you join us in Knoxville, indulge in some of our southern hospitality, learn a little and set the tone for an amazing 2017.

Good day and good luck,

Bill

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Paid Internship – Product Management and Marketing

GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. is seeking a Product Management and Marketing Intern. The GRIDSMART internship is ideal for someone who is looking to gain experience in the following areas:

  • Product marketing;
  • Product management;
  • Working for an early stage rapidly growing company;
  • International business.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the Director of Product to ensure processes are followed and deadlines are met;
  • Research and write reports on competitors and the market as a whole;
  • Develop and implement new ways to capture customer feedback;
  • Help implement new ways to improve the overall customer experience;
  • Help write and review sales and marketing collateral;
  • Research and write blogs for the website;
  • Solve problems.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (junior or senior year) or Master’s Program.
  • Self-motivated;
  • Hardworking;
  • Team player;
  • Doesn’t require a great deal of oversight once they have been given clear direction;
  • Can prioritize their own workload;
  • Set and meet deadlines;
  • Strong written and verbal skills;
  • Able to work 10 to 15 hours a week;

Company’s Goal for the Position:

At the conclusion of the internship and depending on the quality of their work as well as their fit on the team, the individual would be offered a full time position with the company.

Applying for the Position:

If you wish to apply, please send your resume to the Director of Product, Will Overstreet, at will.overstreet@gridsmart.com.

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