The Problem: Violence, terrorism and fraud are front page news. Recent newspaper headlines read “The Virus of Terrorism”, “Security Becomes a Way of Life” and “Must We Spend Life Prepared For The Worst?” Security and Safety officials and even ordinary citizens must approach their professions and their lives with vigilance and determination to prevent terror and violence on all levels.
Keeping the bad guy from doing his job is becoming part of everyone’s job. Most of us are not prepared to fend off an assault never mind a terrorist threat. Fundamentals of business security start with understanding individual personal security philosophy, fraud prevention, the predatory mindset, and the social conditioning that prevents us from responding to threats.
The Solution: In a post 9/11 world, all professions and everyday citizens must now consider their responsibilities regarding security practices. In this program learn how to avoid and remove yourself from a dangerous situation. Access dormant survival instincts that have been suppressed due to cultural influence. Learn why “security” needs to be put into perspective as a learned behavior because it goes against our core beliefs. The Department of Homeland Security and Officials encourage citizens and businesses to adhere to the following content of this program.
You Will Learn How To:
- How to determine your level of risk, what issues have you faced, what problems are in your future.
- Develop, encourage and maintain a culture of safety and security. Prepare for all events – safety, security and natural disasters.
- Maintain situational awareness of world events and ongoing threats.
- Ensure all level of personnel is notified via briefings, e-mail, voice mail and signage of any changes in threat conditions and protective measures.
- Encourage personnel to be alert and immediately report any situation that may constitute a threat or suspicious activity.
- Post emergency telephone numbers for police, fire, and rescue. Encourage personnel to memorize important numbers.
- Know the location of the closest police stations, hospitals, schools, etc.
- Encourage personnel to avoid routines, vary times and routes, pre-plan, and keep a low profile, especially during periods of high threat.
- Require personnel to take notice and report suspicious packages, devices, unattended briefcases, or other unusual materials.
- Take any threatening or malicious telephone call, facsimile, or bomb threat seriously.
- Develop bomb threat information forms to assist if not already in place.
- Request personnel to keep their family members and supervisors apprised of their whereabouts.
- Remind personnel to know emergency exits and stairwells.
- Increase the number of visible security personnel wherever possible
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