Fire Safety and Security Training
What is the most important thing in life?
It is life itself – the most precious things of all.
There is nothing worth more than ensuring the safety of human life and property.
Professional Protection Security Training is dedicated to play its part in creating a safe and secure environment. We provide training for fire and security guards so that when help is needed, it is available.
The Importance of Security Guards
Each day we come across security guards at multiple locations. When we visit the mall, the bank, or a club. Sometimes, we see them accompanying high profile personalities or escorting transport of valuable items.
It is almost routine for us. So much so that we underestimate the importance of their services.
They may not be policemen, but on a daily basis, they make sure that someone’s life or property is kept from harm. Here are just a few of indispensable services Professional Protection Security Training’s trained security guards provide:
Keeping Criminals and Harm Doers At Bay
A driver is well above the speed limit. He sees a sign: Speed Cameras Ahead. He slows down.
Similarly, any person roaming around the premises with an intention to cause harm is deterred by the presence of a vigilant security guard.
Surveillance cameras do a similar job. However, a security guard’s physical presence and ability to take prompt action is crucial. Cameras may record any wrongdoing but an immediate response is unlikely.
For people working or visiting the property, they are provided with a sense of assurance that they can carry out their tasks without the fear of an intruder or burglary.
Many times, security guards are stationed at busy public places. Not only do they ensure that it is not used as an opportunity for any theft or misdoing, their work involves crowd control.
Large gatherings have the potential to disregard the rules and procedures. A security guard keeps things from getting disorderly but also tries his utmost to be polite in the process.
Perimeter Checks and Patrol
While primarily security guards are needed at entrances, their job also entails regular patrolling inside the building and monitoring the surveillance cameras for any unusual activity.
This requires the basic know-how of the company as they have to act on impulse if they notice any object out of place.
Their job also demands long night shift hours, knowledge of relevant personnel to contact, and some basic form of physical combat.
Why Be a Security Guard?
Working as a security guard may seem challenging, yet it is equally rewarding. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider signing up as a security guard with Professional Protection Security Training:
Working security guard is a launch pad for a career in law enforcement.
The experience provides numerous skills such as quick decision making, an eye for suspicious characters, and performing under stress.
Police and law enforcement agencies look for individuals with these qualities and the likelihood of their selection is greatly increased.
First responder training for medical emergencies also opens doors to work in paramedics or nursing.
Low Barriers to Entry
The cost of education and training involved in becoming a security guard is low. You don’t have to worry about saving up for years or getting stuck with student loans. The only expenses you have to take of are course and license fees.
Moreover, if you’re looking to start earning straight away, it only takes an 8-hour training course before you can apply for a position. Further training is competed when you are already on the job.
Naturally, a security job does not follow traditional work schedules. Thus, you can apply for a position that suits your availability.
It is ideal for those in search of an additional part-time job or students considering a side job to help meet education expenses.
The most fulfilling part of the profession is the chance to help others. When people see guards they feel safe and comfortable. There is hardly a more satisfying feeling.
Daily they meet dozens of people and form friendly relations with fellow employees and regular visitors. There are ever-changing scenarios and it never becomes monotonous.
They are usually the first point of contact, and their medical training becomes crucial. In case of any unfortunate event, security guards protect lives and property.
How to Become a Security Guard?
It is necessary to acquire a state license to work as a security guard.
Preliminary requirements for the state of New York include that the applicant must be an adult (above 18) and must not have any criminal offense on his record.
The training process takes place in two phases:
8-hour pre-assignment course (before applying for a license)
16-hour on-job training in the first 90 days of employment
For an armed security license, the applicant must undergo 47 hours of training.
An 8-hour in-service training annually is required by both license holders to ensure renewal.
Professional Protection Security Training facilitates security training and license applications.
The courses cover a wide range of necessary skills needed on the job. A few of these include:
Recognize suspicious behavior
Fundamental understanding of regulations and the law
Responding to emergencies
Knowing About Fire Safety
Each month, New York’s Fire Department (FDNY) responds to over 2000 structural fires. This a serious cause of concern. Many of these incidents could have been very easily avoided if safety training and measures were in place.
Unfortunately, there is a lack of general awareness about the severity of fires. No building can be declared completely secure from it. It can cause serious damage to property but even more dangerous is the threat to life.
It important to be able analyze the possibilities of fire breaking out on a premises and preventive steps taken immediately.
Every family member should be aware of how to react in such a situation. In case of workplaces, staff training should be mandatory and refresher courses should be held on a regular basis.
It also required for fire guards to be available at risk prone locations. Professional Protection Security Training is playing its part in creating a safer society by providing training for these jobs.
Fire Safety Training
Fires can occur almost anywhere. However, some places are more at risk than others. It is necessary to carry out a risk assessment and then steps can be taken accordingly.
Identifying Hazards and Performing Risk Assessment
Prevention is the best way of dealing with fires. Any inflammable substance should be kept away in a safe environment. Factories producing chemical or such items need to be on high alert.
A risk assessment can help layout a comprehensive plan to prevent a fire or guide an immediate course of action in case one breaks out. It includes:
Smoke detection and alarms
Emergency evacuation routes
Extinguishers and firefighting equipment
Every workplace must follow some safety protocols.
The workplace must be kept clean and there must be no open wires.
Overloaded power should be avoided
Faulty machinery be replaced immediately
Regular checks and repairs of fire equipment
Routine fire drills
Response to Fire
Every individual should be aware of the course action required in an emergency situation.
Safety charts should be posted all over the building. Staff should be aware and ready to Stop, Drop, and Roll, in case anyone catches fire.
Only those who know how to use fire extinguishers should operate them. Everyone should be aware of the emergency exit routes on all floors and help others once they reach safety themselves.
Fire guards or the fire department should be contacted immediately.
Professional Fire Safety Courses
While, every person should have primary fire safety awareness, certain buildings require trained professionals to be present at all times. Similarly, in New York, FDNY certified fire guards must be available in public places, high rise buildings, construction sites, etc.
Professional Protection Security Training conducts the best training courses for fire guards, fire safety directors, and F-80 coordinators for homeless shelters.
In our fire guard training course, candidates are taken through the essential of fire safety and response. They are taught to identify a variety of hazardous items that can be found in different locations. Likewise, they learn to distinguish between various kinds of fire and how best to deal with them. How to act in emergency and non-emergency situations is all part of the course.
Our fire and life safety director course provides an in depth knowledge and skill in dealing with fire and non-fire (active shooting etc.) emergencies. Its scope is much broader than a regular fire guard course. Eventually, directors are qualified enough to carry out training programs for fire guards and coordinators.
Join hands with Professional Protection Security Training if you’re looking to become a trained professional that is committed to work for safer society.
Together for a safer and secure future!
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