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ACen Security In wake of attack at Boston

#1 User is offline   Rozuial 

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Post icon  Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

If anyone does not know, Yesterday at the finish line at the Boston Marathon there were two explosions that killed 3 and injured many others.

This saddens me that something like this can happen. I won't rant and rave about this, but I would like to know if the ACen staff and Security are taking extra steps and checking people in due to this event? Will Security be "Stepped up"? Will there be restrictions added?

If anyone has thoughts or prayers, please post.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

I highly doubt something so severe will happen...though it doesn't hurt to take extra precautions.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:54 PM

I for one certainly hope not. This type of fear mongering and extra intrusions in to our daily lives are exactly what the people who commit these acts want.

Not to mention adding extra burdens on to the already over worked and overstretched IRT.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:07 PM

One would think that year's "event" prompted some serious talks over how to better handle emergency situations
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:16 PM

I, myself, will be altering how I handle the con only if forced by IRT and such. Outside of that, I'm likely not even to remember what happened come con time.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

View Postrondo, on 16 April 2013 - 07:16 PM, said:

I, myself, will be altering how I handle the con only if forced by IRT and such. Outside of that, I'm likely not even to remember what happened come con time.

it's still a month away and, as cold as this sounds, with how ADD the news cycle is most people will forget about it. Thought simple things apply. Watch for people you don't look like they belong. Notice backpacks or people throwing LARGE items into garbage cans. (these next ones won't apply due to the way con's are but) Watch for people standing alone at a distance holding a phone in their hand and watching crowd traffic.

I don't expect anyone to attack this con, (honestly what would it serve?) but its a valid question to ask and at the same time you have to drop one's ego and realize that if someone WAS to attack the con (guns, bomb, gas, fire) what could you really do to stop it? Just be smart, be aware but living in fear will do nothing.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:25 PM

Hi there! As an ADH of IRT, let me take this one and get you an answer right from the source.

IRT certainly keeps its ears open for events that may affect the way we approach security for ACen, and we take all the threats that are reported to us seriously. We stay in contact with Rosemont Public Safety and we do in fact have established and trained procedures for all the critical incidents imaginable. We of course never hope to use those procedures, but they have been reviewed by many people and when we have had to use them (fire evacuation, power outage, severe weather - to name a few), they have worked well.

Now, that said, IRT doesn't feel that there is any specific response to the events in Boston that the convention needs to take, and Rosemont Public Safety confirms that. If things change, we'll adapt as well, and we will continue to bring you the safest convention we can.
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:19 AM

How do you call an IRT if you do find something or heard something? Its not like theres an IRT beside you all the time in ACen
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:15 AM

View PostLhadyChloe, on 26 April 2013 - 09:19 AM, said:

How do you call an IRT if you do find something or heard something? Its not like theres an IRT beside you all the time in ACen



We definitely try to be within sight range at all times, and there are few times when that shouldn't be true. If you need one of us quickly, you can find us on the floor, come to our headquarters in the dome of the Hyatt, or find an info booth and have them radio for us.
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