Rule number one when it comes to disaster management – preparation beats the hell out of managing in the crisis. Now is the perfect time to start preparing while there is no critical emergency or natural disaster. When it comes to disaster preparedness I think about the Family, the Dwelling, the Environment, Critical Stuff and the Plan.
Task, Threat and Environment, The Mindset of Protective Services Professional. This is a mindset that goes beyond situational awareness, knowledge, or even foresight but rather a collection of them all into a cycle which must be constantly in rotation. The items listed are the most paramount on the task list of a security professional engaged in protective services.
When tasked with Vehicle Selection for a client you immediately imagine ‘kid in a candy store’, right? But get it wrong and there are serious repercussions. This is a list of considerations that I’ve used to ensure I’m recommending the vehicle that the client needs, which might be different to what they think they want!
One of the most dangerous things I have had to encounter when escorting a client is when you egress a nightclub environment. Being a solo operator makes this almost Mission Impossible yet it is done every day in the Executive Protection field. Without the luxury of a multi-man team you are essentially blind to the […]
Are We As Good As We Think We Are? After finishing 5 days of intense and demanding protection training aimed at the Close Protection Officer, who has left their ego behind and realised their hands-on Protection Skills need either developing or, in some cases, building from a none existent base level, I thought it prevalent […]
You need to be aware of how criminals and terrorists operate and what they look for in their victims; if you know this, you can hopefully avoid becoming a victim yourself.
Spinal trauma and spinal cord injury can have a life-changing impact for patients following trauma. One cannot reverse prior spinal cord damage, but with even limited training, one can prevent further damage from occurring, which can often be of great benefit for the patient.