Teaming Up to Support Victims of North Bay Fires

Eureka, Calif.–St. Bernard’s Academy, partnering with local businesses, is gathering food for victims of the North Bay fires in Mendocino and Sonoma counties.

Beginning, Friday, Oct. 13, donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Advanced Security Systems, 1336 4th Street, Eureka
  • Danco Builders, 5251 Ericson Way, Arcata
  • Humboldt Fence Co., 564 HWY 36, Fortuna.
  • Pacific Motor Sports, 4001 Broadway, Eureka
  • Saint Bernard’s Academy, 222 Dollison St, Eureka

The plan is to deliver several rounds of supplies. “First, we’re gathering the most urgent necessities, which are non-perishable foods,” says Chuck Petrusha, CEO and President of Advanced Security Systems. The food will be delivered to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and the Salvation Army Santa Rosa Corps.

According to the food bank, the most needed donations include ready-to-eat, non-perishable foods, and case lot only. Loose packages of food cannot be accepted at this time. The foods should be easy to open and easy to eat–many shelters do not have kitchens for heating and preparing food. Those donating are urged to not bring glass containers.

Non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods include breakfast bars, protein bars, applesauce, fruit cups, peanut butter, jelly or jam, unopened dry cereal, canned juices, dried fruit, and more.

For more information about the donation effort, or to arrange drop-off of supplies, contact Advanced Security Systems at 707-443-6366.

For Those Affected by the Redwood Complex Fires

Dear Advanced Security Systems Customers:

As you no doubt know, residents in the North Bay and Wine Region have been hit by one of the worst wildfires in California’s history. The loss of life is tragic and the number of homes and businesses burned is simply staggering. Our thoughts and prayers are everyone with you our neighbors in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties.

Like many of you, our staff members have evacuated their homes and are still waiting to receive word whether their homes are still standing. During the disaster, your home was never unmonitored and our 24-hour Central Station continued to operate. Our office is open and ready to assist you; just give us a call at 707-544-9200 if we can help you in any way.

For Those Directly Affected by the Fires
First, our deepest condolences if you and your family experienced loss in the fires. If your home or business was lost or damaged please call us at your convenience and we can suspend or cancel monitoring service and help you with any billing issues.

Advanced Security Systems Merges with North Coast Signal

(Pictured above- George Valdovinos, Service Coordinator, replaces a security sign to reflect the merger of North Coast Signal into Advanced Security Systems.)

Fort Bragg-   Advanced Security Systems has announced a planned merger with one of Mendocino Counties’ most knowledgeable alarm companies- North Coast Signal Inc.  North Coast Signal has served the Mendocino County area for 10 years and shares the same values as the 45 year old, family owned Advanced Security.  Together they will form a full service security and life safety company with a complete line of security, fire, surveillance and medical monitoring.  The merger also benefits North Coast Signal’s customers by utilizing Advanced Security Systems’ 24 hour state of the art alarm monitoring center.  After the transition, North Coast Signal owner, Tony Barlow, will retire this year.


North Coast Signal customers can expect expanded services while they receive the same local service and fast response they have come to trust.  Expanded services include: 24 hour on call technicians to provide service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, locally owned and operated monitoring center, factory trained and certified technicians, easy automatic payment options and online bill pay from the website-


“We are excited to welcome North Coast Signal’s clients into our company.  This merger is a great fit for both of us as we are already servicing these same communities.  It is a great honor to help protect these customers and keep up the level of service that only a local security company can provide” said Chuck Petrusha, CEO.


For more information, please call 707.962.0333 or visit