Unveiled by IPI in early 2010, First Observer is a parking-specific training program that arms parking professionals with the skills they need to address five critical security areas: on-street, surface lots, garages/decks, special events, and shuttle operations. The training enables parking professionals to identify a potential threat, provides background on different terrorist groups and their patterns of operation, gives an overview of weapons, and details case studies of terror situations.
First Observers build the skills to report potential situations using a concise, accurate and simple communications process. First Observer is a national anti-terrorism and security awareness program that supports the National Preparedness Guidelines of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
All persons who successfully complete this FREE webinar training will be able to print a First Observer card and certificate. The card will include a unique number specific to that individual and their respective industry segment.
This session is free for IPI Members and Non-Members
Eddy Cars spent 23 years in the British Army from 1971 to 1994 and reached the rank of Warrant Officer. He served throughout this time in most of the operational theaters that the British Military had a presence. Since then, Mr. Cars has continued his career in Anti Terrorism in a number of ways. Mr. Cars was responsible for introducing Explosive Trace Detection operational procedures to various Government Agencies throughout Europe and the United States including, but not limited to the UK Police Services UK Prison Services, the FAA, FBI and the ATF. He designed and implemented a program using the concept of Man, Machines and Canines in the use of search for Explosives which received wide acclaim and is still in use today by a number of agencies worldwide. In 2001, Mr. Cars became involved in the Program of Homeland Security Training here in the United States and after assisting with the design of suitable Training Programs for the Transportation industry began the work with TSSI to implement these varied programs to a wide and varied audience grouping. In February 2010, Mr. Cars moved back to the United States to continue his work in the world of Anti Terrorism after successful implementation of training and operations procedures in Kuwait and Iraq.