Friday, October 13, 2017

Safety at concerts

It is unfortunate we are in a time where we have to be aware of our surroundings when we decide to go to a live concert or public events but it is true. I think of the Manchester attacks and more recently the Las Vegas shootings, so many injured senseless loss of life our hearts and prayers are with the victims.  Since then I have noticed increased security at concerts and live events which is much needed. However we have to do our part to be aware of our surroundings so we can to safeguard our families and loved ones at public venues.

There are certain steps you must plan for prior to going to any concert or live event.  When you make the reservations for a concert for example you should review the seating chart carefully. I sure you want the best seat to see the concert but also consider finding a seat near the emergency exits are. I would advise you to print the seating chart or download it to your phone. This way when an emergency occurs and you need to leave you will have the seating chart as a reference. Another option is to google the performer or event subject you are attending. If they took strong stance on certain sensitive subjects or been the subject of a particular extremist group you may want to take precautions before attending the venue.   

If you happen to go to the concert with a group have a plan on where to meet in the event you leave in an emergency and are separated. When you arrive at the concert take notice of areas in the building which could be used a safe room in case you are unable to leave an area because of danger. This could be a closet or a store room which can be secured. You should be able to turn off the lights and lock the door. Your first course of action should be to RUN, HIDE, And FIGHT.

Again if you see something say something. If you see someone acting strangely or they make you feel unconformable notify the event staff, security or police officer. We all have to do our part to keep ourselves safe.

I hope this of information was helpful as always please leave a comment

Mark Carbajal 

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