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AlliedBarton Security Services and Academy for Critical Incident Analysis Host Emergency Preparedness Symposium

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 -- AlliedBarton Security Services, www.alliedbarton.com, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and the Academy for Critical Incident Analysis, http://aciajj.org/, which promotes scholarly research relating to the emergence, management and consequences of critical incidents, will conduct their second annual symposium. The emergency preparedness symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

John Tello, Assistant Director of Safety and Security at Boston Properties, will present the keynote address on the critical incident response and lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing.

Tello's keynote will be followed by a panel discussion relaying additional lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing and its effect on the 2014 Superbowl in New York. Facilitated by George Anderson, Vice President of Operations at AlliedBarton, the distinguished panelists include: Jeff Miller, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, NFL; John Keenan, former Director of Security Operations, NFL; Dan Grossi, Director of Security for Special Events, NFL; and Hugh O'Rourke, Chief Innovation Officer, MSA Security.

A second panel discussion will focus on the technology that can prevent or assist in future critical incident response facilitated by Victor Herbert of John Jay College, with panelists Giovanni Giaccione, Engineer, Genetec, and Kevin Comerford, Director of Sales and Marketing at MSA Security.

The symposium also includes an introduction to the Critical Incident Response Simulator, recently completed by John Jay College. Attendees who remain after lunch can participate in a demonstration and discussion group.

Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release.

About The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis
The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been established with the support of the Dart Foundation, to promote and disseminate scholarly research relating to the emergence, management and consequences of critical incidents. ACIA sponsors scholarship and research, hosts conferences and symposiums, and maintains research archives of incident records. ACIA also supports the development and dissemination of course curricula and supporting media for the teaching of critical incident analysis, and supports related instruction at the graduate and undergraduate level at John Jay College.

About AlliedBarton Security Services
For more than 50 years, AlliedBarton Security Services has provided superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients' needs with committed professionals who enhance clients' brands. More than 60,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit www.alliedbarton.com.

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