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Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Hospitality and Event Management | 0 comments

Chance of protestors leads Hickory officials to cancel gay pride event

Chance of protestors leads Hickory officials to cancel gay pride event

As political protests can fairly easily result in violence and public unrest, experienced security personnel equipped with reliable technology, such as the Motorola PR400, Mag One BPR40 and two-way radio batteries are imperative to keep all in attendance safe. To ensure personnel can handle any type of physical violence, Motorola football headsets, temple transducer headsets and two-way radio earpieces can be especially useful. For added security measures, the Motorola PMLN4606, a two-wire surveillance kit, can help organizers and personnel stay on the same page and respond effectively in the event of a security threat. Officials in Hickory, North Carolina, recently issued a preemptive cancellation of a gay pride event to avoid what they believed would be potentially dangerous protests, WSOCTV reports. The Catawba Valley Pride organizers of the event have not given up and are continuing to search to find a new location to host the event, which the group predicts will draw more than 800 attendees, the news provider added. The event, which was supposed to take place...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Hospitality and Event Management | 0 comments

Activists and sheriffs in Western Massachusetts have stand-off at event

Activists and sheriffs in Western Massachusetts have stand-off at event

Political and social tensions have led many to protests in public and private arenas, while emotions at these events are often high. To ensure the safety of attendees, participants and the general public, organizers will often hire security personnel and equip them with devices such as the Motorola PR400, Radius CP200 and other Motorola handheld radios. As personnel will often need both of their hands to quell public disturbances and protect the people in attendance, Motorola temple transducer headsets and two-way radio earpieces can provide reliable communication and free hands. WWLP-22News, a Springfield, Massachusetts-based news provider, recently reported that uninvited immigrant activists attended a press conference held by local sheriffs. The conference, the source affirms, was held to call on Governor Deval Patrick to create more stringent immigration laws, and become harsher toward illegal immigrants. "One primary tool they have is racial profiling," Jabriel Camacho of Project Voice told the news provider. "They stop people who look Latino, who speak with foreign accents and ask for their papers." The...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Hospitality and Event Management | 0 comments

Trucking industry-based events in Virginia raises funds for the Special Olympics

Trucking industry-based events in Virginia raises funds for the Special Olympics

To help raise awareness and funds for philanthropic causes, organizations often establish enticing events in hopes of drawing large attendances to fuel donations. At these events, light security details equipped with reliable communications devices, such as the Motorola EX500, BPR40 and CP185 are often necessary to ensure the safety of participants and attendees. In Richmond, Virginia, Getloaded, a trucking and transportation services business, recently held an event it calls "The Largest Truck Convoy" in an effort to raise funds for the Special Olympics. In the release from the company, it notes that this was the first time Virginia hosted the event, while in other years the rally was based in Canada and other parts of the United States. The convoy was stretched over 55 miles this year, necessitating a broad range of safety personnel using reliable devices such as Motorola two-way radios. "Getloaded has actively supported Special Olympics of Virginia for over a decade, at events including the Summer Olympic Games, Polar Plunge and Over the Edge," Getloaded general...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Safety and Security | 0 comments

BYU and Utah State prepare for big game this week

BYU and Utah State prepare for big game this week

Fall sports are in full swing across the nation, and after serious problems at events this past summer, organizers and stadium officials have strengthened their security practices. Officials will often equip security personnel with the most advanced communications devices such as the Motorola DTR650 and Mag One BPR40, as reliable technology is a must to keep attendees and athletes safe. With reliable power sources, including MOTORTRBO batteries and the Impres battery, as well as convenient hands-free accessories like temple transducer headsets and two-way radio earpieces, personnel will be ready to effectively respond in the event of an emergency. The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported that the Utah State University and Brigham Young University football teams will face off this week in a highly anticipated and emotionally fueled game. As the cross-town rivals gear up for the game, security personnel will need to be at their best to combat inebriated and loud university attendees. The news provider notes that this game represents a pivot point for both teams, as a...

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Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Safety and Security | 0 comments

Third annual barbecue event helps raise funds for homeless families

Third annual barbecue event helps raise funds for homeless families

As the economy continues to struggle, more events have been held to raise awareness and money for the growing homelessness problem in the United States. Though these events are generally peaceful, they can draw large crowds, necessitating light security details. To ensure security personnel and organizers are on the same page throughout these events, communications devices such as Motorola walkie-talkies are often used. Motorola handheld radios, such as the BPR40, DTR650 and Radius CP200 can ensure personnel and officials have open communication to respond effectively in the event of an emergency. Motorola Impres batteries and two-way radio earpieces can provide personnel with reliable power and hands-free comfort. The Naperville Sun Times recently reported that a barbecue to raise funds and awareness for Bridge Communities, a non-profit organization that aids homeless families in DuPage County, Illinois, was held earlier this month. The third annual event was a success, as many attended the fundraiser, leading to more than $19,000 worth of donations. "Bridge Communities is extremely grateful to the folks who...

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