Chicago's long, arduous history with fire has culminated in one of the strictest fire codes in the U.S., but many Second City establishments don't settle for the bare minimum of training and procedure.
It’s important for security professionals to understand their ownership of the facility they protect, and this could be difficult to foster in contracted security officials. However, several Chicago establishments have gone a long way to build that sense in some of the city’s landmark facilities.
The fire at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston was caused by careless disposal of smoking materials. The fire was reported just minutes after the second Marathon terror explosion blocks away in Copley Square.
The bombing at the Boston marathon may have shaken the nation to its core, but it has strengthened the resolve of security professionals to perform to the best of their abilities, as well as to supplement their own strength through public-private partnerships.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.