Chapter 25

Emergency Preparedness

Abstract

This chapter explains the active and important role a security officer can provide to an organization during an emergency. In addition, a discussion on basic first aid that an officer can provide to a person in a health emergency, as well as preparations for weather-related emergencies such as tornadoes and floods, are included.

Keywords

AED; CPR; Emergency plan; Evacuation; Heimlich maneuver; Warning; Watch
Security officers can provide a valuable service in a facility’s overall emergency preparedness plan. Although many organizations have a formal, well-developed plan that addresses the many emergencies that may occur, there are still many businesses, particularly those that are small, that do not have formal ...

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