Paul Baran Instructor of the Year

The Wisconsin Security Association is excited to announce our very own Don McInnes as the winner of this years Paul Baran Instructor of the Year Award!


ESA will do a formal award presentation to Don at ESA’s Leadership Summit at our Awards Ceremony, being held September 30th at 7:00 PM–8:00 PM. This year’s event is virtual, so everyone is able to attend and join us to celebrate Don’s award.

The Instructor of the Year Award was dedicated by ESA in 2011 as a deserving tribute to Paul F. Baran for his long-time commitment to the electronic life safety and security industry.  Mr. Baran’s dedication to training and certification was an inspiration to all who knew him. An avid supporter of the industry, he devoted his energy and expertise to elevating its level of professionalism.  He joined the National Training School as an instructor in 1987 and began volunteering on the Education Committee as a subject matter expert in 1994.  His loyal and unwavering service on the Education Committee led to his appointment as chairman, where he served proudly and with integrity until his untimely death on November 23, 2010. Recipients of the Instructor of the Year Award in Honor of Paul F. Baran exhibit evidence of ongoing education and professional development; a constructive philosophy toward the alarm profession; high personal standards; technology proficiency; and the ability to convey advanced technical, sales and business concepts gained through personal experience. These attributes exemplify the qualities that made Mr. Baran so instrumental in the success of the ESA National Training School.

Don began teaching for the ESA National Training School in 1987 and throughout these 33 years he has shared his passion for learning with countless students. “Over the years that I have known Don he has demonstrated what a true professional he is in the classroom. Don brings in years of real-life experience while teaching and is able to help students get a better understanding of the materials than any other instructor that I have ever met. Don has taught students for years following his motto “knowledge is power” in helping shape individuals in our industry to become the best that they can become.” ~Bill Flesch WISA President Congratulations Don – you are so deserving of this award and recognition.


REGISTER HERE for the FREE award presentation held THIS Wednesday 7:00 pm-8:00 Central Time


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