Emergency Response Security for Natural Disasters

ALWAYS CALL 911 if you are in immediate danger and need emergency help.

Does your business or community have a comprehensive action plan for emergency or natural disaster security services? At Taurus Protection Inc. we believe security for your business extends beyond prevention of violence or theft. After a major disaster, looting and disorder are common. Having an emergency response security team in place can help ensure business assets are safe while you and your employees are away.

The key reasons for being prepared with an emergency response security team include:

  • Immediate response of security personnel for emergencies or unexpected situations, including alarm failure, civil unrest and public hazards
  • Access control with authorized personnel access only
  • Support from armed and/or unarmed security guards
  • If any damage occurs, the security guard will notify you of safety concerns, hazards, and if it is safe for repairs to be scheduled
  • Continuous monitoring of situations as they develop
  • Security personnel communicate with local law enforcement, search and rescue, and first responders
  • Security personnel can assist on site as needed until business operations have returned to normal
  • Employees will feel assured of their safety and be notified of any unsafe zones
  • You save money

Sudden natural hazards, such as earthquakes, landslides, fires or floods, trigger severe disaster situations with devastating effects. Financial service providers, disaster relief facilities and retail stores are just a few examples that are at risk of crime, violence and property breaches. Individuals and communities as a whole feel the impact of a natural disaster. Several agencies including law enforcement and first responders play major roles in the immediate response of a natural disaster and can be spread thin as resources are dispersed to alleviate immediate danger and provide emergency help. Emergency Response Security can augment local agencies, alleviating some of the pressure on them and directly help local businesses and the community.

Recent Emergency Response Security Efforts

Several counties throughout California experienced some of the most devastating fires ever faced. Most notable was the Thomas Fire that culminated in the Montecito Mudslide in 2018. The disaster’s aftermath affected numerous homes and businesses. Looters, burglars and other criminals took advantage of a vulnerable community. Law enforcement was called to address many of the home invasions, but businesses and wealthy estates needed 24-hour security personnel to secure property and assets.

This is where Taurus Protection, Inc. can help.  We have the experience to respond quickly and communicate effectively with law enforcement, search and rescue, and first responders. In that 2018 disaster, local law enforcement agencies were made aware of our security presence and offered assistance when necessary. Security personnel halted access when search and rescue teams were active. Only authorized personnel were allowed access when local authorities deemed the property safe for employees.

The owners and security personnel of Taurus Protection Inc. have direct experience providing emergency response security for your local businesses and private estates. Some of the personnel even assisted firefighters in their efforts to suppress flames to protect homes while it was safe to do so, and did so up until evacuations were in order. The resilience and commitment of security staff was immeasurable.

Changes That Affect You

Last year in Montecito, new storm evacuation information was announced. The danger is still heightened for local businesses and those living below the Thomas Fire burn area. The community needs to be prepared. For more information you can go to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s website at sbsheriff.org.

Recent changes in protocol with routine power outages were made in an effort to proactively prevent future fire hazards. This affects businesses and properties throughout California, making them vulnerable to criminal activity and property breaches. For more information or to view current power outages, you can go to the SoCal Edison website at sce.com.

How Taurus Protection Inc. can help!

Taurus Protection Inc. offers consulting and emergency response security for you and your business, including patrol services. Taurus Protection Inc. has experience with major disasters and is ready to assist with rapid and effective solutions. We monitor situations as they develop, assessing the needs of clients and address any sudden changes. Our primary service areas include Santa Barbara, Montecito, Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles. To find out more about hiring an experienced company with highly-trained personnel, contact Taurus Protection Inc.

For more information on disaster safety tips or assistance visit epa.gov, FEMA.gov, redcross.org or your local law enforcement agency’s website. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a citizen responder with your local Community Emergency Response Team, you can visit ready.gov/cert to find your local CERT program.

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