Allied Universal and John Jay College to Host Plan to Live Seminar

For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Tamosaitis, Vorticom Public Relations
Phone: 212-532-2208 Email:

Seminar to Educate the Healthcare Community on How to Handle Active Shooter Situations

Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., May 9, 2017— Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America, together with John Jay College and the Metropolitan Healthcare Security Directors Association (MHSDA), will host a “Plan to Live” seminar to educate healthcare providers on best practices to handle an active shooter situation and other threats. The free seminar will be held Tues., May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the college’s Moot Court at 899 10th Avenue, New York City.

“Active shooters are not the only risks that healthcare facilities face,” said Kevin Francis, Business Development Specialist, Allied Universal. “Healthcare facilities may encounter aggressive assailants, bomb threats, and terrorist attacks. Our seminar provides tips and information from leading experts to help them prepare for, survive and recover from an attack.”

Key speakers include Frank M. Ochberg, M.D., of the John Jay College Academy for Critical Incident Analysis, and a leading authority on the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Steven Crimando, Principal at Behaviorial Science Applications, a behavioral science consulting firm that specializes in violence prevention, crisis management and emergency response; and a panel of both active and retired New York Police Department experts on preparedness. 

Preview the “Plan to Live” video that will be shown at the event. View the full agenda here. Registration is available online

Allied Universal is a principal provider of security in the healthcare environment. Its security professionals are highly trained in crisis intervention, risk assessments and mitigation strategies to proactively reduce risk in healthcare facilities. They also are adept at the many compliance and regulatory issues that govern the industry. 

This expertise, tailored training programs and partnerships with such organizations as International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, American Society for Healthcare Engineering, MHSDA, John Jay College and others enables the company to stay abreast of evolving tips and techniques for a safer and more secure healthcare environment for everyone.


About Allied Universal
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