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Jarl E. Saal- Founder & Executive Chairman  

Jarl started in the security industry in 1966 providing private security guard and patrol services to the Santa Cruz area of California.  Over the years, Jarl has gained notoriety in his innovative approach to the industry, emphasizing the blending of security technology with the human aspects of security.

 As the chief architect of First Alarm's mix of products and services, Jarl devotes a great deal of time to researching and vetting the best solutions available.  Jarl also performs high-level security consulting to First Alarm's larger protected properties, and is a sought after specialist in high-risk facility security.


Cal Horton, President- First Alarm Security & Patrol, Inc.

Cal Horton began his career with First Alarm in 1987 as the first Security Manager of First Alarm Security & Patrol, Inc.  Since that time, Mr. Horton has led the company's expansion through strong leadership and innovative business strategies toward the advancement of professionalism with the security industry.

Mr. Horton is a board certified Security Protection Professional (CCP), a member and past Vice President of the Monterey Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a founding board member and past Northern California Vice President of the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guard & Associates (CALSAGA), and past chair of the Certification Board for the CALSAGA Private patrol Operator Certification Program.

Mr. Horton has published numerous articles in trade publications regarding property security solutions and has written hundreds of operational security guidelines. He has an extensive background in public service, including law enforcement, emergency medical services, and emergency communications.  He holds an Associate in Science degree in Administration of Justice from Cabrillo College, is a graduate of Central Coast Counties Police Academy at Gavilan College, he also holds a Basic P.O.S.T. Certificate, as well as, a current Emergency Medical Technician 1A (EMT-1A) certificate and a Level III Homeland Security Certification.


Bill Edmonson- Senior Technician & Director

Originally from Manhattan, New York, Bill joined First Alarm in 1981 and currently serves as First Alarm's Senior Systems Technician.  Bill is responsible for the creation of many of the technical and quality assurance standards that have elevated First Alarm's reputation in the industry. 

In his current role, Bill provides high-level design consultation and project management for First Alarm's larger accounts.  Bill frequently travels throughout the U.S. consulting on security projects and providing technical support.  Bill serves both as a member of the Board of Directors and is a trustee for the Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP).


CUSTOMER QUOTES

"Your officers' actions undoubtedly saved a life that evening and are certainly worthy of praise. His quick thinking, willingness to become involved, and support of members of the CHP are sincerely appreciated."

- D.R. Follett, Commander, Monterey CHP

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