Lessons from an armed security guard after living through the chaos of 2020 in Portland

The security industry has exploded over the past year. The demand for more security has risen at a rate faster than available security guards can fill the spots. A good friend of mine trains new guards professionally and in the last year his student enrollment has doubled. Despite the economic struggles that the past year… Continue reading Lessons from an armed security guard after living through the chaos of 2020 in Portland

The Armed EMT

“I’ve been stabbed and my guts are hanging out.” When he removed the cloth over his belly I realized he was telling the truth. Repeatedly in the security business, guards are going to be put into situations that are significant, uncomfortable and dangerous. We are placed into situations that have life threatening consequences and carry… Continue reading The Armed EMT