‘Heroic’ Portadown security guard wins award after pulling woman from river
A Northern Ireland security officer has been recognised for his life-saving actions after he pulled a woman from a river. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/heroic-portadown-security-guard-wins-award-after-pulling-woman-from-river-35770256.html
A Northern Ireland security officer has been recognised for his life-saving actions after he pulled a woman from a river. Peter Jebb (32) was awarded the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Regional Security Personnel Award for his Outstanding Act last November.
The Portadown man, was honoured for his quick thinking and heroic actions, when, while watching security cameras at The Meadows Shopping Centre, he saw a woman fall into the Bann river. He rapidly made his way to the riverbank and spoke calmly to the woman, who at this point was up to her neck in the water . He was said to have displayed empathy and compassion and managed to help the woman get back to the river side . While Mr Jebb was doing this, he was in constant contact with the police. Mr Jebb then helped the police pull the lady out of the water to safety.
Colleagues described the hero as “enthusiastic and charismatic, always being the first to volunteer for new tasks and approaching his work with a positive attitude”. A spokesperson for the BSIA awards said: “Peter s ability to think under pressure, remain calm and follow his training in order to bring the lady to safety, without putting his own life at risk, demonstrates his exceptional professionalism in an extremely challenging situation.”
I was just doing my job . Peter Jebb
On receiving the award, a delighted Mr Jebb said: “I believe I was just doing my job… . and acted exactly in the same way any of my colleagues at the centre would have done.
“It just happened that I was the first person to be alerted to the incident . I am so pleased I was able to help someone who was obviously not in a great place.”
Peter will now be put forward to the national judging phase of the awards . If he is successful in the second round of judging, he will be invited to attend the BSIA s prestigious annual lunch at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on July 12, where he will be presented with the national award. The awards, currently in their 19th year and sponsored by Camberford Law plc, serve to acknowledge the successes of those working within the security industry.
Festival goers have been queuing in Hull city centre since 5am ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Hundreds have formed long queues in the city’s designated shuttle bus points at Hull Paragon and Walton Street . With the first shuttle buses leaving the station at 9am, there are queues of hundreds of people at Paragon alone as people have been eager to get to the site first.
Security has been ramped up at the festival2 in the wake of the horrific Manchester bombings earlier this week . Every person going today will be subject to body and bag searches at both the shuttle bus hubs and at the entrance to Burton Constable Hall, where Big Weekend is being held. Read more: LIVE updates as Radio 1 Big Weekend gets underway3
A large number of police officers have been spotted patrolling the site and checking over the Stagecoach buses being used to transport the festival-goers to and from the site.
Security checks at Big Weekend
At Paragon, more than a dozen security staff have also been drafted in to be on hand and conduct the additional body and bag searches.
The queues only got worse as the morning went on, though . While it took just 20 minutes to get through security earlier on in the day, by midday and into the start of the afternoon people were reporting waiting an hour to get on the bus to take them to the festival. Stephen Thomson, 18, and Paige Stephenson, 19, were the first in the queue when they arrived at 5am.
“I thought it would be packed so we got here early on,” said Stephen. “We’ve been excited about this ever since we’ve got tickets.”
Along with the two Hull locations, shuttle bus sites are also running from Normandy Barracks, in Leconfield, and Grove Hill, Beverley. Susan Hamilton and her grand-daughter Chloe, 14, have been queuing at Hull Paragon since 7am this morning. Mrs Hamilton said: “We were delighted when we got the tickets, it’s my first gig so I wanted to bring my grand daughter with me.
“We came early because we thought it would be busy because of security and we wanted to get there early . There is a great atmosphere, nobody is nervous or anything.”
The huge festival kicks off on Saturday at midday, with 50,000 expected to descend on Burton Constable Hall over the course of the weekend.
Travel is expected to be severely delayed in the region, with a number of road closures in place to accomodate for the music festival.
The thing is,here in Ireland is very little work for CPO especially without experience and connections.
My question is- IS there any other jobs except body guarding i could qualify after CPO course?