YARMOUTH, Maine--Hundreds of ADT Security and Protection One employees across the country marshalled their resources--with offers of housing, employment and donations of food, clothes and money--last month to help out their colleagues in the Gulf Coast.
Two of the biggest players in the residential security market, ADT and Protection One, both had offices and employees directly affected by Hurricane Katrina.
PITTSBURGH--Federal Protective Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, recognized Guardian Protection Services here for its support of the agency's security needs, including support during emergency situations.
During the flooding of Pittsburgh in 2004, Guardian secured the temporary location of a local police department.
NEW ORLEANS--It took a few days, but District Manager Barry Cottrell was relieved to learn that all 40 employees of the New Orleans Protection One office, and their families, survived Hurricane Katrina.
"We had trouble getting in touch with one person, but we finally did that the other day.