Congratulations to Ireland's Manguard Plus, an International Foundation for Protection Officers corporate member, and specifically, two of its officers, Anatoliy Ivanov and Ken Carter, for their heroic efforts in saving a troubled man from harming himself:
Two Manguard Plus security officers -- whose quick actions prevented a potential tragedy -- have been presented with ‘Heroism Awards’ by the company. The two men, Anatoliy Ivanov and Ken Carter, were on duty in Dublin Port when a man was spotted in a disorientated and highly agitated state at the pier edge. Following attempts to talk to the gentleman, who appeared very confused and distressed, from the edge, Anatoliy physically restrained him. Ken Carter, who was on duty in the Control Room, promptly alerted emergency services, who dealt with the distressed gentleman and provided additional care.
“I would like to thank Manguard Plus for inviting me to present the awards, it was an honour," Thomas Kavanagh, security manager with the Dublin Port Company said at the presentation. "Without doubt, if Anatoliy and Ken had not acted so swiftly and professionally during the incident, we would have had a fatality. I also want to voice appreciation from the Dublin Port Company for the huge work Manguard Plus have put in with the security contract."
“I knew that Manguard Plus and ourselves would be a good fit, but I actually didn't realise how good it would be," Kavanagh continued. "My eyes were opened to the value of having a security company that trusted their onsite supervisors to carry out the daily functions, but yet have the infrastructure to step in when a hands-on approach is required. I know we are in trying and difficult times, but somehow the security team keep coming up with the goods. From training, to assisting with the recent varied operations, I just want to pass on my thanks to Sean Hall and his wonderful team at Manguard Plus."
Leo Harris, Chief Operating Officer with Manguard Plus said, “It’s great to be able to present these awards today. I want to pass on my personal thanks to Anatoliy and Ken for a job well done, and hope that the gentleman involved is receiving the help and support he needs. I am delighted that the team in Dublin Port are doing so well and it is testament to them, the training and support we have provided, as well as the learning environment in Dublin Port, that has allowed our team develop within that this potential tragedy was avoided. We look forward to working with the Dublin Port team to develop our colleagues further and I want to thank Thomas Kavanagh and Mark Nathan from the Port for continuing to support us on this prestigious contract."
For their part, Anatoliy and Ken thanked Manguard Plus for their awards, with both adding that the continuous support and training they receive from the company gives them “huge confidence and security in our roles. The company is top class and we are honoured to be a part of it."
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International Foundation for Protection Officers Mission Statement
Mission Statement Part I.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.
Purpose: to make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.
Business: to supply committed security practitioners with a quality education to help achieve their highest potential and provide recognized accreditation for successful completion of educational goals.
Values: commitment, integrity, responsibility, and standards of excellence, provide the platform that supports our journey as we pursue our mission.
Commitment to Excellence: To be the recognized center of excellence and primary provider of education and training products and services to the security industry.
Mission Statement Part II.
“The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to the support and professional development of protection officers and supervisors. Through advocacy, promoting training standards, and providing accessible training, education and certification opportunities, we seek to enhance their professional standing as well as increase and diversify the value of the vital services they provide.”