They said the words. Like a self-fulfilling curse cast upon themselves, they said it in New York, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Jacksonville, Boston, Aurora, Columbine, Newton and, now, sleepy Garland, Texas.
They said the words, but in their hearts they knew that they weren’t true because bad people are everywhere and it is up to the good ones to prepare themselves in every way to face the evil when it darkens their doors.
They said the words because they wanted to believe.
They said the words because someone told them they were true.
They said the word because the alternative was completely unimaginable. Who could believe that anyone would randomly kill in a movie theater? Who believed that jumbo jets would crash into skyscrapers, or that cartoons would make men want to end the lives of others? Who could comprehend the sickening and tragic loss of twenty children at the hands of a lone maniac? Who indeed?
Yet, they said the words.
Then the fire swept through the club, the cruise ship commandeered, the truck drove into the lobby. In each of those places, someone had said the words.
“Things like that don’t happen here.”
But they do. And it disturbs us when we speak with those in charge of people who are constantly at risk, who when told about educational, training and protection options, look at us blankly and say the words.
When we hear a manager of employees speak those words, we see a spinning pistol chamber in a game of Russian Roulette. The outcome of which can be just as devastating and, potentially, larger in scale.
If you supervise any size group of people, if you are entrusted with the lives of co-workers and friends, of if you simply know that the words are dangerous, then please contact us at Valoriant Safety.
Our authorized agents are experts in creating emergency preparedness and evacuation plans. Many have protected Presidents, Vice Presidents and visiting dignitaries for decades. Our trainers know the right things to do and when to do them.
Valoriant’s goal is to mitigate liability, protect and ensure that you’re ready when words fail you.