Alarm systems protect persons and property from intruders, fire, environmental emergencies and other undesirable events. An alarm system consists of a sensor, transmitter, and a control panel. It is good practice for you to familiarize yourself with the alarm systems in use at your post; take time to ensure you understand the expectations of you in the event an alarm is triggered. During an emergency, you will be looked to for leadership; remain calm and professional as you deal with the situation and aid persons who may be in danger. For specific emergencies, follow best practices; in some cases, remaining with evacuated persons to await arrival of emergency services may be the most helpful option.

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