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How the Atlanta Hawks Improve Security With Multifaceted Training

The safety and security team for the Atlanta Hawks is charged with protecting guests, fans, and employees for 40+ NBA games and more than 150 events per year at State Farm Arena.

For the Hawks’ Senior Director of Safety and Security, Emily Drexler, her team’s comprehensive and continual training program is the key to providing a safe experience for all guests, inside and outside the arena.

In this episode, Emily shares how her team:

  • Works with organizations across Atlanta to share information and best practices
  • Utilizes a variety of structures and formats to continually train for any scenario
  • Mitigates and prioritizes event-specific risks
  • Streamlines communication for lockstep decision-making

The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.

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Emily Drexler, Atlanta Hawks
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