Prudential Security Active Shooter Training Course

10/21/2019

In today's world, dangerous unforeseen situations arise all too often.  We at Prudential Security believe that our security officers should be able to handle any situation in order to provide the best protection possible for our clients.  Our Active Shooter Training Program prepares our security officers to know what to do and how to handle, and even prevent a horrific event such as this.  We focus on conscious awareness of any potential developing threat, and on minimizing such a threat should it begin.  Congratulations to this group of fine officers for their completion of the Prudential Security Active Shooter Training Program.

Prudential Security Graduates - Active Shooter Training

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Halloween Safety Tips

10/20/2019

Happy Halloween! Prudential Security wishes everyone a safe and spooky holiday!One of the most exciting times of the year for your kids is Halloween, and to help parents provide a safe experience, here are some Halloween safety tips: 

CHECKING CANDY AND TREATS:

  • Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. 
  • Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any of the following candies that have:
  •  An unusual appearance or discoloration
  • Tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers 
  • Spoiled or unwrapped items
  • Homemade items or baked goods should be discarded unless you personally know who gave them. 
  • When in doubt, throw it out
  • Tell children not to accept -- and, especially, not to eat--anything that isn't commercially wrapped.
  • Parents of young children should also remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies and small toys. 
  • Try to apportion treats for the days following Halloween. 
  • Although sharing is encouraged, make sure items that can cause choking
  • (such as hard candies), are given only to those of an appropriate age.

ALL DRESSED UP:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day.
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as "one size fits all," or "no need to see an eye specialist," obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss.
  • Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.

CARVING A NICHE: 

  • Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting.
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.
  • Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and not on a porch or any path where visitors may pass close by. They should never be left unattended.

 
HOME SAFE HOME:

  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves or snow should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

 
ON THE TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL:

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters:
  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
  • Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
  • Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
  • Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

HEALTHY HALLOWEEN:

  • A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
  • Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils.
  • Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
  • Try to ration treats for the days and weeks following Halloween.

 

 

 

©2017 American Academy of Pediatrics

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Prudential Security Proudly Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/1/2019

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink RibbonDid you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, but that doesn’t mean women can’t take charge of their health.

Breast exams are extremely useful in detecting cancer early. The American Cancer Society recommends clinical breast exams every three years for women between 20-40, and annually for women 40 and older. In between clinical exams and mammograms, women should perform self-exams to they know what to detect as early as possible.

Mammography is the best available method to detect breast cancer in its earliest stage, which is approximately one to three years before a woman can feel a lump. The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age, so as long as a woman is in good health, she should continue getting routine mammograms. Young women at high risk for breast cancer should discuss with their doctors if earlier screenings are necessary.

In recent years, there has been a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. More and more people are surviving this disease thanks to the awareness that is being raised through the month-long campaign.

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Prudential Security Officer Saves a Life While on Patrol

3/14/2019

Pictured is Officer James Brooks receiving the Above & Beyond Award for saving a life while on routine patrol at the account he is assigned to.  The events that led up to receiving this prestigious award are as follows:  At approximately 2:50 am, a vehicle was traveling southbound on the Southfield Service Drive, near our client’s facility, in a slow, yet erratic manner.  Security Officer James Brooks maintained a visual on the camera system of the vehicle until it proceeded past his location.  The vehicle continued south, crossing over Fullerton Street and without braking drove off the road and onto the railroad tracks and became stuck.  Security Officer Brooks then radioed the officer and advised him of the situation.

The other officer arrived on the scene and, with the assistance of a truck driver leaving the facility, proceeded to assess the situation.  He noted that the vehicle was in neutral and the driver was unconscious with his foot depressing the gas pedal and revving the motor.  Detroit Fire/EMS was called.  A short time later, units from DFD, EMS, and DPD arrived.  The unknown male driver was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment.  His vehicle was removed by a friend who was contacted by the police.

At approximately 6:45 am, a unit from DPD arrived on site and informed Security Officer Green that the driver had suffered an unknown medical emergency and that without the reaction from security would have likely succumbed to either the record cold temperatures or the carbon monoxide that had filled the vehicle.  Congratulations Mr. Brooks on receiving this award.  We appreciate your service.


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