G4S Canada Supports Fort McMurray

G4S teams rally to protect evacuees, town

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - G4S security teams in Alberta have been working hard to provide immediate assistance with the influx of evacuees. Thousands of residents have been evacuated to on-site camp accommodations at oilsands locations secured by G4S. G4S has an office in Fort McMurray, and has supported local businesses in the area for several years. G4S also has offices in Edmonton and Calgary, and supports operations for two major customers in the oilsands region. G4S is engaged with federal, provincial and municipal authorities to assist where needed.

Whether at on-site accommodations, overseeing logistics, or screening flights through local airports, the team has shown incredible capacity and flawless execution. At all ranks, G4S security personnel have been working diligently to ensure that the needs of evacuees are met, and all are kept safe and secure during this crisis.

"On more than one occasion, I witnessed one of our staff members with their arm around the shoulder of a tearful evacuee who just needed a hug or reassurance that they were safe and were going to be okay," said Sam Ghadban, General Manager, G4S. 

G4S is working closely with customers in the area to anticipate their security staffing requirements. The safety and security of evacuees, local businesses and key infrastructure remains our top priority. G4S and its employees are supporting the Canadian Red Cross and will continue to do so throughout this difficult time.

In the coming days and weeks, as people return to Fort McMurray and surrounding communities, security and safety will remain an ongoing concern. G4S is ready to help protect businesses and key infrastructure where required.

About G4S Canada
G4S is a leading provider of security solutions in Canada. G4S offers a unique combination of corporate risk services, secure systems integration, screening services, cash management solutions, and security personnel. G4S employs thousands of Canadians and operates in offices across the country. For more information, visit www.g4s.ca

About G4S
G4S is the world's leading global, integrated security company specializing in the delivery of security and related services to customers across six continents.

The group is active in more than 100 countries, and is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange with over 610,000 employees and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com.


For further information: Katie McLeod (Communications): 647-678-5111, media@ca.g4s.com


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