Paladin Security is excited to share our second #extraordinary officer in this year's Canadian Security Magazine campaign!
We are featuring six stand-out stories from coast to coast throughout 2016; the stories will be showcased in Canadian Security Magazine, as well as online and throughout the Paladin Family social channels. Paladin Security has the best team in the business, driven by the most dedicated and talented individuals; this is our opportunity to highlight a few of the many extraordinary moments that have been happening every day since 1976 - it's the Paladin difference!
Look for the second #Extraordinary story featuring John Pempengco, in April’s Edition of Canadian Security Magazine.
John Pempengco, Security Officer at the Winnipeg RBC Convention Centre
Passion, training, and a childhood memory empowered Paladin’s extraordinary Security Officer, John Pempengco, to save a man’s life at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
John was on his regular shift at the Convention Centre when he heard guests calling out for security in the café. He quickly made his way through a crowded sea of people to discover an elderly male desperately choking on his food.
An ambulance had been called, but the man in distress was struggling for air and there was no time to waste. With the help of a bystander, the guest was lifted to his feet and John jumped into position to perform the Heimlich maneuver. John applied abdominal thrusts until the food was dislodged and the guest was able to breathe again. Paramedics arrived on scene shortly after where the guest was then medically examined and taken for follow up assistance.
When asked about the incident, John recalled a memory from his childhood, sharing, “Growing up, my mom never hesitated to help someone who was injured or in need. I thought of her amongst the chaos that day and knew I had to assist. Paladin provided me with the training and skills to protect and care for others; that’s exactly what I did.”
Paladin Security recognizes that, in today’s world, safety and security must be achieved in order to create the most secure environment. Our commitment to our clients’ security programs is unmatched. We have extensive experience in integrating state-of-the-art technologies with our highly trained and customer focused Security Officers like John, to ensure that our clients such as the RBC Convention Centre, their employees, and their guests receive the best protection.
What Our Client Said:
We count on the Paladin team of Security Officers as our primary first aid responders at the RBC Convention Centre. When this responsibility is put to the test, it is gratifying to know that team members, like John, are there to respond.
Congratulations John! - Warren Sawatzky, CHRP, CPM Director, Human Resources; RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg