Supporting Information for the Emergency Procedures
|Posted on December 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM|
Different seasons bring with them different issues which will involve Security in a variety of ways.
Summer brings with it more outdoor activity. This can result in a greater loitering, an increased amount of use of the outdoor facilities and all the attendant concerns that go with it. Guards need to be aware of a need to keep closer watch on exterior areas to combat negative trends. As well, people can be expected to leave car windows down more often, this leads to an incr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM|
You've probably noticed that there is a great deal of similarity between the response procedures for Police on-site and an Ambulance on-site. The similarity is unavoidable, the two situations have many parallels.
During a Police reponse, you willl see the standard warning that Police Officers are no different than private citizens when requesting access to the property. There are exceptions, such as the "hot pusuit" clause when they are actively chasing a suspect, the RCMP ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 5, 2013 at 11:25 AM|
Security Guards should always be aware that water leaks are perhaps the single most common emergency that many Guards will face. How much damage the property suffers can be directly related to how well the on-duty Guard handles the situation.
As in most of what we do, knowledge is the biggest single factor that will determine how well we perform our assigned tasks. The succesful guard will KNOW where water shutoff valves are located (in general terms), they will K...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM|
Part 1 discussed the basics of a Dry Sprinkler Sytem and how it functions. In Part 2 we will look at how a Security guard commonly interacts with the system and what the various signals it gives us actually mean.
The Sprinkler System will send us three different signals through the Fire Panel:
- General Fire Alarm
- Supervisory Alarm
- Trouble Alarm
The General Fire Alarm is one we are all familiar with, the sirens have gone off and the Fire...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 5, 2013 at 8:25 AM|
The Dry Sprinkler System is a system not readily understood by some people. The following will give you a basic understanding of the major components that a Security Guard has to be aware of, how those components work, and how we interact with them.
The most important component of the Dry Sprinkler System is the Dry Valve. This valve is located in the Fire Pump room near to the municipal water main. It is important to know that the Dry Valve is not mechanically opera...Read Full Post »