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BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Meeting Notes for January 18, 2022

Titan Security is a proud participant in the leadership of the BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee, dedicated to the safety of high rise commercial structures in the City of Chicago. Minutes from the most recent monthly meeting of the group on January 18, 2022 are shared below.

  • Meeting hosted by Ron Tabaczynski (BOMA), Erin Belknap (Sterling Bay), and Tom Henkey (Titan Security).
  • Videoconference via Microsoft Teams with approximately 45 attendees
  • Hosts provided a recap of recent joint meeting between the leadership of the BOMA/Chicago Preparedness and Communications committees
  • Public sector agencies in attendance included: Chicago Fire Department (CFD), Chicago Police Department District 1 (CPD1), Chicago Police Department District 18 (CPD18), Crime Prevention and Information center (CPIC), Department of Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS/CISA), Metra Rail

  • Chicago Fire Department
    CFD reps on future calls will include safety and operations; fire safety director (FSD) course will return to in-person learning in Q1; high-rise life safety conference rescheduled for October 2022 at Willis Tower
  • Chicago Police Department 1st District
    Special event have slowed after holidays; Auto Show is in February; crime stats up overall year-to-date, including smash and grab from vehicles in parking garages this week
  • Chicago Police Department 18th District
    Protests are minimal; burglaries and vehicle thefts up YTD; high-end retail thefts continue, task force very active
  • Crime Prevention and Information Center
    The FIMS/CP3 database is being updated; threat assessments underway for upcoming large-scale events
  • Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
    Cyberattack in Ukraine may pose risk to U.S. firms; in-person, small-group training remains available via local DHS office
  • Metra Rail
    Ridership peaked just prior to holidays, has dropped again due to Omicron variant; training and drills are ongoing 

  • Update provided on subcommittees of the Chicago Public Private Task Force (CPPTF) including FIMS and credentialing
  • DHS will be hosting call on threats to houses of worship at 3:00pm CT on January 18, 2022
  • Next meeting will be on the morning of February 15, 2022

ABOUT BOMA/Chicago

BOMA/Chicago is a trade association that has represented the interests of the Chicago office building industry since 1902. Membership includes approximately 240 commercial office, institutional and public buildings and about 170 companies that provide commercial building services to support operational excellence. BOMA/Chicago members constitute approximately 80 percent of all rentable office space and more than 98 percent of rentable space in Class A buildings downtown.

About Titan Security Group

Titan launched in 1994 with a vision for a better way to provide security services to the Chicagoland community. Today, Titan is one of the largest security companies in North America, scheduling approximately 80,000 hours per week, employing more than 2,000 security staff, and have enjoyed over twenty-eight consecutive years of successfully serving our clients across a wide range of industries. Titan delivers results to clients through flexible, customized security solutions, and superior customer service. The Titan approach combines traditional security staffing with electronic security systems to provide integrated and efficient, customized security solutions from a single source.

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