JUST A LITTLE
SAFETY AWARENESS THINGS
WE CAN DO TO STAY SAFE
SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WATCH FOR KIDS
Hire a Security Guard
The role of a security guard/Officer is to guard against pilferage. The officer usually works in the private sector. Proprietary or Contract. The officer is hired straight from a client, this is proprietary. When an officer is hired by a security company they are hired out to a client. Contract Security.
The security officer will follow the policies, and procedures of the security company and the client. You may have different policies and procedures for clients. It will be up to the individual officer to understand each. The emergency preparedness plan is crucial to know because when the alarm goes off, everyone will look to you asking what to do. The EPP will tell you exactly what the security officer at a client site expects. More information The Security Guard Info...
The Love of Water
Everyone loves to go to the beach or pool. We dream about it at school and at work. Always wondering, "If my bathing suit still fits?" But do we think of the kids? Can they swim? Is my pool safe? Do I have gates with locks or some kind of alarm? Do I take the toys out of the pool when the kids are not in the pool?
I will tell you a CRAZY stat! According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of child death between the ages of 1 and 4.
Averaging 390 deaths per year.
So, teach the kids how to swim early. The sooner the better. My kids were in the pool at 6 months. There are programs around to learn. Teach them young because they don't have the fear adults have. Learning how to swim is even more critical now because of the shortage of Lifeguards.
Wouldn't you enjoy your pool experience with a little less worry for the kids? Let's Stay Safe!
Always check the closest water source for Lost kids First
Pools, Lakes, Creeks, River, Ponds, etc.
CPR: LEARN IT
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a technique
That can save a life.
I always say, "It's better to have the knowledge and choose not to use it than to need it and not have it."
The Red Cross and American Heart Association have a fantastic program to learn and get trained for CPR for adults and children/infants.
It's about prolonging a life til the medical personnel arrives.
First Aid and Medical Emergencies
The security officer should be trained in the different types of First Aid. Training will allow you to assist in medical emergencies and be covered under the Good Samaritan Laws. The security officer should ask for permission to assist if the person/victim is conscious. If the person is unconscious, it is implied that the person would permit help if they were conscious. In that case, the security officer would be allowed to treat the person without their explicit permission. The security officer MUST only treat a person as far as they have been trained. You will only be protected to the level of your training. Remember, you must prolong life until the medical personnel arrives.
Get Trained. Save A Life.
Active shooter situations are all too common in our schools and Our lives.
Exit/ Avoid/ Escape the area or situation.
If you can't escape, Hide / Take Cover
Protect yourself. Fight if you have to. Fight for your Life.
NOTE: Our schools need to be safe from these inexcusable, cowardly attacks. Our kids deserve to go to school and feel safe in an environment conducive to learning.
Total # GunViolent Deaths 40,526 All Causes with FireArm - Gun Violence Archive 2022 There have been 618 Mass shootings to date in the US
SECURE YOUR FIREARMS IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
UNINTENTIONAL SHOOTINGS 1,461 CHILDREN 0-11YRS INJURED 647
PUT A LOCK ON YOUR GUNS OR STORE YOUR WEAPONS IN A SAFE
When a child picks up a firearm they are not strong enough to pull the trigger with their index finger so they turn the gun around and use their thumbs.
GET THE PICTURE?
Know where they are located
Know if your fire alarm has a white line going from top left to bottom right; this means the signal Does Not go to the fire department first. It goes to an ADT or some other monitoring company. Know which ones you have and how to activate them. There can be a single action alarm. eg. press a button or lift a lever. Or, a double-action alarm. eg. break a glass then press a button, lift a cover then lift a lever. Know the types you have and how to use them and where they are located.
STROKE ==LOOK 4
Symptoms: Think F. A. S. T.
Face- Weakness on one side of the face
Arm-Weakness or numbness in one arm
Speech-Slurred speech or trouble getting the words out
Time- Notice the time you first observe symptoms
Lyme Disease & Rocky Moutain Spotted Fever
(Lyme caused by the bite of a deer tick) and (Rocky Mountain caused by a tick infected by the rickettsia bacteria, Lone Star tick)
Symptoms (incubation 32 days Lyme)( 2-3 days w/Spotted fever)
Red, bull's -eye-shaped rash that increases in diameter around the bite.
Chills, Dizziness, Fatigue, Fever, Muscle, and joint pain, nausea, severe headache, and stiff neck.
Treatment-seek medical attention. There is no effective home remedy
Use a bag of frozen vegetables for an ice pack.
Do not use cotton on an open wound
Monitor victim for Allergic Reactions. Allergic reactions occur when the body tries to protect itself from an invader. A severe allergic reaction can result in the person going into shock. Anaphylactic shock is an emergency that calls for immediate medical attention.
The OS &Y Valve
We have all seen it. The "Outside Screw Yoke " valve. Those are the red pipes we see either outside a building or inside the staircase with usually a chain or alarm set to it. This is to keep the system open at all times ( unless being inspected). The OS & Y valve is for the fire suppression system (Sprinkler). This is one of the important pieces of equipment a security officer will have to watch while on patrol.
Danger At The Pump
Static electricity is a common phenomenon that affects us all. It is when charged particles transfer from one body to another. It usually occurs in dry air locations with low humidity. When you go to the gas station to get some gas for your car, make sure when you exit the vehicle you touch your glass window along with the metal on your door. This will ground you, so when you grab the pump, which has metal on it, you will not cause a spark, which can lead to the spark igniting the fumes from the gasoline. Avoid becoming a burn victim at the pump.
What is Fire?
How to suppress it.
Fire is a chemical reaction that has three elements to it. Understanding the structure of a fire will help security personnel, as well as anyone else, be able to suppress that fire. The elements are Oxygen, Fuel, and Heat. Take one element away, you will have no fire.
Fire has 3 phases, which are the Incipient Stage, Free Burning Stage, and the Smoldering Stage. The incipient stage ( think of a match) occurs when you strike the match and a chemical reaction starts and then the fire starts burning the tip of the match. This is the free-burning stage. A Smoldering fire is considered, the absence of oxygen.
Fire extinguishers are made to take one of these elements away. The tall silver extinguishers are considered Class A extinguishers. They contain water. Never use it on an electrical fire. The BC extinguishers suppress flammable liquids and electrical fires. The general public will see the ABC extinguisher the most which can be used on all three fire types. P.A.S.S. Pull the pin~ Aim the hose~ Squeeze the handles~Sweep at Base of the fire
NOTE: Individuals with asthma must be very careful around these chemicals. The ABC extinguisher is filled with a powdery substance that takes the oxygen away. This substance can trigger an attack.
Automated External Defibrillator
An AED is a medical device that shocks the heart back into rhythm when the heart has stopped. The accuracy and ease of use are very effective coupled with CPR to give the victim the best chance of surviving. These machines will tell you exactly what to do when you turn it on. Schools around the country are mandating that at least one is placed in all schools. Office buildings are also seeing the benefit of having an AED placed inside the building.
KNOW WHERE IT"S LOCATED
Portable generators, (gas or propane), can be a lifesaver in a power outage. They can also be a death sentence. When operating a generator never operate a generator indoors. Including the garage. These machines emit Carbon Monoxide which is colorless and odorless. This gas kills. Make sure you set the generator up outside approximately 20 to 30 feet away from the house. Keep it away from windows, garage, and vents to the house. Never operate the machine in the rain or if you are wet. If you touch the machine with wet hands you can get a shock or electrocution.
Hurricane: Are You Prepared?
The #1 hazard from Hurricanes used to be Storm Surge.
High winds push water inland
Winds can reach speeds of 200 mph and cause massive damage to landscapes and structures
Tornados are common as the hurricane moves ashore
Now it is Carbon Monoxide poisoning
Do Not use generators indoors
Know your evacuation plan. Everyone in the household should be participating in the plan. Keep in communication with loved ones who are not in the storm. Have a location where everyone meets if you get separated. During the storm, stay away from windows and doors. Lock garage doors.
When ordered to leave, LEAVE. Better safe than sorry right?
Don't forget to plan for your pets. Some evacuation locations will not take pets. (dog, cat, etc)
MAKE A GO BAG
Water- 3 gallons per person per day
Food- non-perishable, MREs, can food
Flashlight and Batteries
Plastic sheeting and duct tape(Shelter in place)
Medications, Important papers, cash, and matches in a plastic bag
Masks w/ first aid kit
Dry clothes, and socks in a plastic bag
can opener, utensils
You can add to this list things YOU will need
On September 28, 2022, SouthWest Florida took a direct hit from Category 4 Hurricane Ian. He caused massive, massive destruction. With winds passing Cape Coral at 140 mph, it destroyed everything in its path. Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel, and Pine Island were leveled. The storm surge was deadly. Some places over 20 ft. Many people lost everything they owned. And 109 people lost their lives in 19 Florida counties. It will take years to rebuild SWFL. Take note: These storms are getting stronger. Watching Ian and seeing the power of Mother Nature was very scary.
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Winds 75-95 mph Damage- Minimal; signs, tree branches, and power lines may be down
Winds 96- 110 mph Damage - Moderate; larger signs, tree branches down
Winds 111- 130 mph Extensive damage, minor to buildings, and trees down
Winds 131 to 155 mph Damage will be Extreme; doors and windows will be blown out
Winds are more than 155 mph Damage will be Catastrophic: buildings, roofs, and structures destroyed
HEY MOM AND DAD! DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME
On Average in the U.S.,
38 kids will die because they were left unattended in a locked vehicle
80 DEGREES FOR 30 MINUTES= 114 DEGREES
THAT'S ENOUGH FOR A CHILD TO DIE
THEIR BODY TEMP. WILL BE PASSED 104 DEGREES
95 DEGREES FOR 20 MINUTES= 124 DEGREES
WRONG WAY DRIVERS
Wrong-way drivers are causing a lot of grief and heartache for a lot of people. Distracted driving is causing needless accidents. Being on the phone, eating and drinking, putting on makeup, reaching for the radio dial, and even looking at your GPS too long are all part of distracted driving. Drinking and driving alone is stupid. Driving impaired will also cause the driver to be distracted.
There are some locations where it is difficult to see at night. Signage may not be working or non-existent.
If you are traveling on a roadway that has four lanes of traffic. Two lanes one way, two lanes the other with a dividing barrier.
Always stay in the right lane unless you are passing because the wrong-way driver will be in the left lane, thinking he is in the right lane.
weak or rapid pulse
cool clammy skin
Remove victim from the heat. Have them lie down and monitor. If conscious let them sip on some water or sport drink
Extremely high body temperature (106)
Sweating has stopped
Red, hot, dry skin
May lose consciousness
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
Quickly lower the body temperature by wrapping the victim in cold wet towels. Move to a cooler environment (if Safe to do so)
Do not give anything by mouth
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This administration is charged with gathering data from the workplace concerning accidents. They use this data to implement best business practices when it comes to employee safety. O.S.H.A responds to all deaths and serious injuries at the workplace. You have a right to work in a safe location. OSHA ensures the health of workers by setting and enforcing standards. They are there for the worker. If you feel you work in an unsafe environment and you are not getting help from your boss, Call OSHA. 800-321-6742 (OSHA)
STORING GASOLINE INSIDE IS A NO-NO
Gasoline evaporates very quickly, even at low temperatures. Its vapors permeate any crack or opening in its container. The vapors are heavier than air. The vapors will hug the ground on currents of air and drift for a distance away from the container. The fumes/vapors make storing gasoline indoors very dangerous.
If a car has a full tank of gas and is on fire it will not explode. If a gas tank has half a tank or less it will explode. The gasoline is a liquid and will just burn but the fumes are explosive.
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