Have you ever stopped to think how many ways the public is protected from events that endanger our general safety from significant dangers, harm, or damage, such as crimes or disasters (natural or man-made)? Look all around you, and see how many you can name.
When you walk into a bank, there’s a security guard. At football games, notice the officers escorting the coaches off the field, and standing throughout the stadiums. Parking lots or garages have security enforcement officers or personnel. Schools have security personnel.
Frontline organizations are:
- Fire Department
- EMS Personnel
- Military Personnel
Others who serve to protect the public are:
- Consumer Protection Agencies
- Emergency Telephone Number Systems
- Police Dispatchers
- Code Enforcement Officers
- Utility Inspectors
- Health Inspectors
- Animal Control Officers
The Federal Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, Environmental Protection Agency, and many others regulate all the things that affect our everyday lives.
Federal and local government agencies plan, legislate, and oversee things that we sometimes take for granted. Think about the National Guard, and just what that name means.
It’s up to us to comply with the laws. Be aware of your own safety, and look around you.
There’s usually someone there to watch over you.