After the earthquake hit last year we saw firsthand how earthquakes could cause real safety and security concerns in our region.
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012
New Horizon Security Services, Inc., a family-owned and operated professional security services firm, will participate in the Great Southeast Shakeout, the first simultaneous earthquake drill to be held in the region. New Horizon Security officers will join nearly 600,000 Virginians learning to be better prepared, survive and recover from earthquakes.
According to ShakeOut.org, at 10:18 a.m. participants will prepare for an earthquake by following the advice “Drop, Cover, and Hold on.” New Horizon security officers will take part in the drill on various sites throughout the state.
Many Virginian’s did not consider an earthquake a serious threat to the area until the 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Mineral, Va. in August 2011.
“After the earthquake hit last year we saw firsthand how earthquakes could cause real safety and security concerns in our region,” New Horizon Security Vice President Christy Frazer said.
In the year since the earthquake struck, New Horizon Security supervisors have met with clients to create or review natural disaster emergency policies. In March, New Horizon Security officers put these policies to the test during the state-wide tornado drill.
“Security’s main objective is to keep the people on our sites safe,” New Horizon Security site manager Lt. Kenneth Hamilton said. “Planning and preparing for emergencies keeps officers ready for actual events.”
For more information about the Great Southeast ShakeOut or to register as a participant, go to http://www.ShakeOut.org.
About New Horizon Security Services, Inc.
New Horizon Security Services, Inc. is a family-owned and operated professional security services firm specializing in providing high quality armed and unarmed security officers in support of government agencies, private businesses, commercial and retail properties, construction projects, defense contractor facilities, gated residential communities, and public service buildings. The company operates throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. New Horizon is Platinum-certified by the Green Business Bureau, recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the top 5000 small business in America in 2011 and 2012, and honored by the US Senate Productivity and Quality Award of Virginia as one of the 2011 “12 to Watch” small businesses distinguished for performance excellence, job growth, and commitment to quality. New Horizon also operates a VA DCJS-certified Security Training Academy offering specialized defensive certification training and DCJS-required unarmed and armed security training. For more information, call 1.703.368.6477 or visit http://www.newhorizonsecurity.com.