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Self-Storage Association Issues Terrorism Alert to Facilities


The Self Storage Association (SSA), in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), this week formally sent a written alert to thousands of self-storage owners, managers and companies about the potential for illegal use of self-storage units in connection with terrorism. These alerts were disseminated nationally and posted on the SSA member-only website in the wake of recent arrests in Colorado and New York.
Investigators believe alleged terrorists could store illegal materials or assemble them in storage units as part of a domestic terrorism plot. Authorities have requested that anyone suspecting terrorist, suspicious or illegal activity contact the Joint Terrorism Task Force in their area, the FBI or local law enforcement immediately.
The alert was sent to the SSA’s 6,000 member companies, its affiliated state associations and their members, and thousands of individual facility managers.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, and the creation of the DHS, the SSA has cooperated with federal, state and local government officials to ensure that its membership is educated and informed as to the threat of terrorism and ways to detect suspicious activity in and around self-storage facilities.

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