EIGSC’s Monthly Message – June 2013

In May, Jesse Franco of the El   Segundo Fire Department gave an informative presentation to our group.  He has extensive experience in high rise   fire fighting, code inspections, and compliance.

Franco’s presentation was on the   fire code related to the elevator lobby, elevator operation in Phase I and   Phase II.   He discussed in detail the   view point of an inspector, the criteria to meet code, and best practices   between elevator and fire alarm companies.

June Golf

Ready to help a great   foundation serving our industry and play golf?

On Friday June 21st, the Elevator   Industry Group of Southern California and the Elevator Escalator Safety   Foundation will be hosting the annual golf charity event. Thank you Gordon   Wege of CED for coordinating this event.    A special thank you to all our sponsors, and volunteers for  their time and financial contributions as   well.

june EESF

The History of the   Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation

In 1988, the National Association of Safety Authorities   International (NAESAI) established a committee to investigate the possibility   of forming a Foundation to educate the public, particularly children, on how   to safely ride elevators, escalators and moving walks.

A group made up of inspectors, suppliers and contractors   explored the task. The committee determined that in order to succeed, they   would need the entire elevator industry involved. The idea was presented to a   Bridge Builders meeting at the next National Association of Elevator   Contractors (NAEC) convention. The Bridge Builders had been established some   years earlier as an informal forum to bring together all of the industry’s   associations to identify mutual problems and preclude duplication of efforts   by the organizations. All of the major elevator manufacturing companies attended,   as well as the President and Executive Director of all the national   associations in the elevator industry.

A   Remembrance  to one of  our  members:

June Alex

Alexander Stephen Cargill Jr

Sep 29, 1919 – May 1, 2013

Alex was born September   29, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up in Texas. He served in the United   States Navy during World War II and remained in California following the war.   Alex was a long time resident of Glendale and Burbank where he entered the   arms of Jesus May 1, 2013 at the age of 93. He is survived by a brother, John   Cargill, of Texas, two daughters, Nancy Choate of Colorado and Opal Lopez of   California, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and   many close friends who were like family to him.

When he wasn’t working   as an electrical engineer and consultant in the elevator/escalator field Alex   loved golf, travel, surfing on the computer and reading. His great sense of   humor and positive attitude endeared him to family and friends.

Meeting   Business:

New Business:

•      Angelika updated our financials and   recent renewals.

•      Tim Hawkins suggested we incorporate a   tour of the USS Iowa on our Harbor Cruise

•       Stan Shultz suggested we mail our   membership roster to existing members, upon discussion Rudi suggested members   check our website for the roster.

Old Business   covered:

•          Possible Harbor Cruise location   TBD: Long Beach, Marina Del Rey / Date to TBD

•          Registration forms were handed out   for our Golf Tourney at the California Country Club June 21st, 1PM. If you   have questions please contact Gordon Wege at 562-490-0900 ext 238 or gwege@cedlongbeach.com

June Raffle

A big Thank You to everyone who both   brought raffle items and bought tickets!!!


            Giving   Member                           Lucky Winner

Tim Hawkins

Doris Brannon

Leslie Malloy of West Coast Co.

Tim Hawkins

Rudi de Ocampo of Smoke Guard

Margret Malloy of West Coast Co.

Leslie Malloy of West Coast Co

Darla Abe of LADBS

Allen Lloyd of Hyundai Elevator

Darla Abe of LADBS

Herb Gelman of Ekco Metals

Darla Abe of LADBS


Remember our next meeting is September 17th!  Have a great Summer from your EIGSC Board!

EIGSC President – Rudi de Ocampo (Smoke Guard CA) / Vice President – Ralph Lawson (Retired) / Secretary – Jason Thibodeau(Sunstate Equipment)/ Treasurer – Angelika Carry  (Smoke Guard CA) / Sergeant at Arms – Doris Brannon

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