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USA Officer’s Quick Call-to-Action Saved a Life

ATLANTA – December 2015 – U.S. Security Associates (USA) focuses on training their security officers with the ability to perform quick call-to-action initiatives. Security officers are often in the position of preceding first responders and in certain instances, besides preforming essential safety functions, they must also be prepared to provide medical assistance until public responders arrive. Recently, USA recognized Supervisor Chaka Payne for his heroic efforts when an employee collapsed and suffered a cardiac event while he was on duty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 Left to right: Rodney Smith, Account Manager, Chaka Payne, Supervisor and Brian Piotrowicz, Regional Manager

Supervisor Payne’s quick call-to-action demonstrates his participation in USA’s comprehensive training program, which was voted top 125 training program again in 2015 for the 10th year in a row by Training magazine. He provided life-saving CPR while waiting on an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), a portable device used to assess and treat cardiac events. Once he received the AED, he was able to further treat the distressed employee by utilizing tactics he acquired in his training. By the time the public first responders were on the scene, the employee had been revived and was breathing on his own. The client described his actions as nothing less than “remarkable,” and extended their appreciation, stating “Supervisor Payne is truly an asset to our Company!”

The crux of any security officer’s effectiveness lies in their preparedness. As such, USA recognizes that a security company’s success depends on employing individuals who are empowered to be effective through comprehensive training.

USA trains thousands of security officers annually through diverse programs developed by the USA Security Academy, the company’s in-house training institution, and with follow-up specialized training at the field level. Robert Lowrey, US Security Academy Training Manager, emphasizes it is specifically “through this ‘blended learning’ approach, that USA is able to provide client-customized training that reinforces our in-house training and ultimately, equip our security officers to respond quickly in times of crisis with confidence.” Supervisor Payne’s quick call-to-action response supports Mr. Lowrey’s assessment definitively. The swift, assured actions he implemented were integral in saving another man’s life and for this reason USA acknowledges Supervisor Chaka Payne with a Superior Service Award.

About U.S. Security Associates

U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.

For more information please contact:

Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager
Phone: 770.643.7782
Email: nfischer@ussecurityassociates.com

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