Briscoe Protective Systems Inc. Supports Signing of Steve Nelson’s Law

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

(Centereach, NY) — Bob Williams, President, Briscoe Protective Systems, Inc., says the governor’s signing of a new law requiring carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to be installed in commercial buildings in New York State will ensure the safety of business owners, employees, and customers statewide.

On December 29, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law “Steven Nelson’s Law,” which will require the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors for commercial buildings in New York State, including buildings containing one or more restaurants. The law will be effective as of June 2015.

The legislation is named in honor of Legal Sea Foods General Manager Steve Nelson, who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning in February 2014. Similar legislation was passed at the village, town, and county levels throughout Long Island. On May 21, 2014, Mr. Williams attended the signing of Suffolk County’s Steve Nelson Act. He also spoke at numerous public hearings, stressing the need for CO detectors in all commercial buildings.

“I think this law will go a long way in protecting the citizens of the state from this colorless, odorless gas, often referred to as the ‘silent killer.’ These tragedies are preventable, and this law can help save lives,” Mr. Williams said.

For more information or to request a free presentation on carbon monoxide protection services, contact Denise Rueda, Public Relations Director, at, or visit A Briscoe representative will also be available to speak as an industry authority for interviews.

About Briscoe Protective Systems Inc.

Since 1978, Briscoe Protective Systems Inc. and its team of experienced professionals have brought world-class solutions, with fire and security alarm products and services of superior competitive quality and unparalleled value. Briscoe provides factory-trained technicians with NICET certification, in-service training, software support, preventative maintenance inspections, computerized equipment, engineering and drafting, code compliance and more. Briscoe has locations in Long Island, 5 Boroughs of New York City and Westchester, New York.