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Security Personnel's Role in Handling Emergencies

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The primary duty of a security officer is to protect life and property. Most of the time, security officers are the first responders to an emergency in the workplace. This course will discuss the role of security officers in responding to general types of emergencies such as fire hazards, bomb threats, and HAZMAT incidents. Source: “8-hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards” by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYS DCJS)

Security Personnel's Role in Handling Emergencies Lessons

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  1. Fire Safety Procedure
  2. Responding to Bomb Threats
  3. Managing HAZMAT Incidents

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Fire Safety Procedure

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Fire Safety Procedure

While you were on duty, you noticed that there is a visible smoke coming out of a car.

As you get closer to it, you have seen that the fire has already started, and it is continuously getting stronger.

Then, you noticed that there is a child trapped inside the burning car.

What will you do?

Responding to fire is part of your duty as a security guard. This lesson aims to discuss your role in fire emergencies. At the end of this lesson, you should be able to: classify the four (4) classes of fire, familiarize yourself with firefighting equipment, recognize potential fire hazards, understand fire prevention methods, and respond appropriately to fire emergencies and follow the fire evacuation plan.

Are you ready to know about your role in responding to a fire incident?

Which of the following should be present for a fire to start? Select all that apply

Before ending the lesson, here is an inspirational story about a heroic act of a security guard.

He rescued the child first then put out the fire using a fire extinguisher.

Mr. Cangke's heroic deed was then recognized and honored by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the Philippines.

Responding to Bomb Threats

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Responding to Bomb Threats

A bomb threat is sometimes a warning for an explosion to happen. The primary goal is to create a disruption to the normal operations in the workplace. If you are on duty and you received a bomb threat, it is important to know your employer’s policies and procedures in responding to it. In the following slides, you'll learn about the essential steps to increase the chances of locating an explosive device, identifying the caller, and assisting an investigation.

Step 1: ** Remain calm and listen to the caller.**

Step 3: After gathering all the necessary information, what should you do? Select all that apply

The phone call in the introduction was an actual bomb threat.

The call caused panic to the employees and visitors in an amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

The authorities responded quickly, and the man was arrested for causing panic. Later on, it was discovered that the planted bomb was fake.

It was fortunate that the bomb was fake and no one got hurt. But what if it wasn't fake?

**Always remember to treat all threats as real, so act accordingly all the time. **

Managing HAZMAT Incidents

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Managing HAZMAT Incidents

You may not be required to work directly with hazardous materials (HAZMAT), but you may still get exposed to them, especially if your workplace stores and uses HAZMAT.

If your employer is not involved in such materials, exposure to hazardous materials is still possible when there is an explosion in the vicinity or when there are problems in the production equipment.

When such incidents happen, do you know your responsibilities as a security officer?

Well, do not fret. This lesson is designed to guide you on managing HAZMAT incidents in the workplace.

At the end of this lesson, you should be able to: Classify hazardous materials based on their NFPA label, Identify your primary responsibility in handling emergencies involving HAZMAT, and Execute the appropriate emergency response to HAZMAT accidents.

Hazardous materials incidents may cause immediate or persistent, long-term health concerns.

To identify the potential risks of a hazardous material, you may refer to their NFPA 704 label.

NFPA 704 is a placard system developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

A material has an NFPA 704 label as shown above. Which of the following is true about the material? Select all that apply

There are proper ways in handling specific hazardous materials. Here are the general guidelines when dealing with incidents involving hazardous materials. Avoid touching or smelling the material. Do not attempt to wipe out a liquid material. Alert the authority through phone communication, as radio transmissions could possibly trigger an explosion. Keep the contaminated area secure and isolated. Assist authorities, at minimum, in cleaning up the contaminated area. Always remember that you are not a trained personnel to handle hazardous materials.

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