How Security Personnel Assist in Emergency Preparedness & Response

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Trained security personnel will always be ready in case of an emergency.

When we’re used to going through our day-to-day routines, it can be difficult when an emergency strikes. It’s very common for the majority of people to panic when the unexpected happens, leaving them frozen and unable to respond appropriately to what’s happening around them. Trained security personnel are always ready to assist in emergency preparedness and response to ensure the safety of staff, patrons, and guests. 

They Will Take It Seriously

When it comes to emergency preparedness and response, many people don’t really take it seriously. They will go through mandatory training but ultimately won’t absorb a lot of the necessary information to maintain their familiarity and preparedness in an emergency. Security personnel, on the other hand, will take it very seriously. The safety and security of your business, warehouse, medical facility, or residential complex is the number one priority of your security officer. They will make it a point to be mentally prepared for any emergency whether it’s a medical emergency, a crime, or a fire emergency. Having someone around at all times that is ready to respond and keep people safe is a major benefit to having security personnel for emergency preparedness and response.

They Will Respond Immediately

Trained security personnel are ready to respond right away to any emergency situations that may arise. They can ensure the safety of everyone in the facility, maintain order, and contact the appropriate authorities whether it’s the police, the fire department, or an ambulance. They are on the scene and available at a moment’s notice allowing them to keep people calm, gather information, and report any critical information to outside professionals. Having someone who can handle an emergency situation while law enforcement, medical professionals, or a fire rescue team is en route can make a huge difference and mitigate significant damage while upholding the reputation of your business or facility.

They Will Reassure Others

Having trained security personnel on-site will reassure everyone that their safety and security are being taken seriously. In addition, security professionals excel at maintaining order during an emergency. They have the skills to reassure others and de-escalate the level of panic to keep everyone calm and orderly, making it easier for all staff and guests to focus on responding to the event in an appropriate way. This can range from helping people evacuate during a fire emergency to keeping a loved one calm and gathering information during a medical emergency. Keeping people calm is critical in an emergency situation, and it’s difficult to do without trained security personnel.

CES is Dedicated to Serving Our Community

Since opening in 1975, we have been committed to serving businesses in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our values include proactive communication, honesty, reliability, and quality. We also believe in paying unparalleled attention to detail, no matter which service you require us to provide.

Our services include the following: professional security teams for permanent, temporary, emergency and rapid-response support; around-the-clock patrols and management attention; concierge and hospitality staffing; and a dedicated mobile patrol service with associated staffing. Contact us for a free, professional consultation today! Call 443-471-7000. Don’t forget to follow us on social media through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!