One positive out of the opioid epidemic that is gripping the nation is that the anti-overdose drug Naloxone, also known as Narcan, has been made widely available to first responders and they are using it with great success. In the story below, we see three security professionals honored for their life-saving skills -- two for using Narcan (and one for saving a choking victim.) Of course, the second half of the opioid equation is to get users the help they need so that they never are in danger of overdosing again; but in the meantime, it is great to see security officers doing what they can in the epidemic. -- IFPO.
Three Camden County College campus public safety officers were honored last week for saving the lives of three people.
The three were recognized during the Camden County College Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 5 in Blackwood, N.J., reports TAPinto Camden.
Officer Dawn Pasquale responded to an unconscious individual at the Camden County College’s Technology Center on Feb. 5, 2018. The individual was suffering from a lethal amount of an opioid drug.
Pasquale administered Narcan, a nasal spray that is used for the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose. She applied sternum rubs and revived the individual and then made sure they were safely transported to a medical facility for further treatment.
On Nov. 6, Officer Kimberly Snyder responded to an individual who had collapsed on the street. She determined the individual was experiencing the effects of an opioid overdose.
Snyder also revived the individual by administering Narcan and waited until first responders arrived for further treatment.
Sergeant Ryan Taggart was in the college’s Community Center campus on Oct. 30, when he responded to a choking incident in the cafeteria.
After administering back blows and abdominal thrusts on the choking victim, he successfully dislodged the object from the individual’s airway and the victim was able to breathe again.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful and cost effective security training for security guards and protection officers.
We believe that education is a necessary and essential part of professional security training and the security officer’s background. IFPO serves individuals, security companies, and organizations that have their own private security staff. Our students and members benefit from the recognition and standing that the prestigious IFPO certification conveys.
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.”