Perpetual preparedness is central to Valor’s ethos and is practiced on every shift at every hospitality property every day. From daily briefings to ongoing drills and exercises including security management, hotel staff and first responders, Valor strives to maintain readiness for any unexpected event, whether natural or man-made.

Emergency Preparedness Strategies

Emergency Response Plans

Valor developed and customized strategic, organizational management procedures called Emergency Response Plans for each hospitality property intended to guide personnel through unanticipated events. These plans include inclement weather events, power outages, active shooters and other potential disasters. Protection of life and property and business continuity are the focus, which is why these plans are routinely updated and always developed in conjunction with hotel property management.

National Special Response Teams

Established National Special Response Teams comprised of specially-trained security professionals prepare to respond to any location nationally in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. This elite group requires rigorous and intense training and produces fully self-sufficient teams that can be quickly deployed to your hotel property.

Live Emergency Drills

Live emergency drills train on topics in the Emergency Response Plan, and involve management, security personnel, housekeeping, maintenance, local law enforcement and first responders. These drills unite research, training best practices, and hands-on experience to fully equip your team for an emergency.

Certified AHA Instructors

Valor is a Corporate Training Center for the American Heart Association, and trains security staff in CPR, AED use and First Aid. Valor partners with local physicians to certify all equipment and training, reducing risk exposure.

Case Study: Valor NSRT Responds to Earthquake Affected Property

California had been recently hit by several earthquakes, including a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit just 20 miles offshore of Eureka, where a Valor customer's property sustained significant damage. As a result, the property was evacuated and closed, leaving it vulnerable to trespassing and crime. Valor immediately began preparations to deploy two of its National Special Response Teams (NSRT) from Oregon.

The teams were activated and sent to the affected property where they and the remaining on-site security staff began 12-hour shift coverage. They protected the property from unauthorized entry while the structure was being evaluated for structural integrity and while repairs were made.

Over the next several days, the NSRT provided 24-hour security coverage to the property. This included interior and exterior patrols as well as screening and escorting authorized personnel within and around the property.

The NSRT deployed in less than 24 hours to respond to this crisis and was the subject of praise from owners, managers and local authorities.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Emergency Preparedness Guide

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Hurricane Preparedness Handbook

Hurricanes pose a serious threat to retail properties. Learn crucial information you need to know in the event of a hurricane.

What Natural Disasters Threaten Your Hotel or Resort?

The first step in being prepared for a natural disaster or other emergency is knowing the risks that your community and property faces. The answers might surprise you. Click here to continue reading...

3 Easy Steps for Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. Prepare for the reality that you might have to go for days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket, or local services. Click here to learn 3 steps...

Emergency Preparedness Consultation

Is your property prepared for a natural disaster? Find out with a free emergency preparedness consultation for your property. We'll alert you to vulnerabilities and address key areas of readiness.

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