Thursday, November 30, 2017

Crowd Safety Tips

It has become increasing clear we have to be more aware of our surroundings. I write this in the wake of the NYC attacks my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrible attack. We have done what we can to secure main venues from outside attacks but it is the soft gathering areas which have come to the attention of the terrorist. These mostly less secure areas are where they think that can shake our freedom. The NYC attack is a reminder on paying more attention of our surroundings so we can take the appropriate measures to protect ourselves.

When I use the term Crowd Safety Tips I mean “soft targets” or outside gathering areas for example concerts, transportation hubs, hotels, shopping malls and sports venues. Since these gathering areas typically have either no security or very little security at these events it can be a target for terrorist. When you decided to go out to a highly populated area please take a moment to be aware of where you are and who is around. I wrote a post on security steps you can take to protect yourself prior to attending a concert called “concert safety” I encourage you to check it out.

While traveling to work if you happen to uses mass transit take a moment to be aware of your surroundings, know your escape routes know who to contact in case of an emergency. Sometimes it might be a feeling something in your heart in your mind telling you something's not right. The “if you see something say something “campaign discusses this in more detail. 

The smallest thing can make a difference in your safety. If you see something you feel you should report contact your local law enforcement with the following information. What did you see? Who did you see? Where did you see it? Take pictures if you have to do what you must to record the activity. Local law enforcement needs our help to keep us safe.

I hope this helps as always please leave a comment

Mark Carbajal 

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