Our WWPro security guards save lives and protect property by their presence. Their very presence is a deterrent to harm coming to a business’ people and property, or to a private estate’s people and property. That is true, and that is an essential preventative role of security guards. Security guards can also actively save lives or prevent injury by stopping threatening individuals from doing harm. This is de-escalation or interdiction. Armed security guards bring an additional factor to protection – the threat of grave injury to would-be criminals.
However, there are other ways that security guards can save lives. A security guard working in Miami, Florida, recently saved the life of a man who had been shot multiple times. Security Officer Tyreke Spann was working outside at the UM/Jackson Medical Campus at 4:30 in the morning when a car drives up. He recalls, “We get flagged down all the time, so I’m like ‘hey somebody else is looking for directions’, but we actually had a gunshot victim that falls out of the back of the car.”
The man was bleeding profusely and would have bled out in front of the medical center if Spann hadn’t utilized his “Stop the Bleed” course he’d taken recently. He had the equipment with him, and immediately helped the individual to control the bleeding so he would survive and then be taken to a nearby trauma center.
That’s the kind of course-training we encourage in our WWPro security officers.