Recipients

We congratulate all the outstanding and heroic frontline security professionals who have made a difference in their communities.

Here, we share the stories behind our award recipients.

Vancouver security team worked together to save a life

Vancouver security team worked together to save a life

Persistence and teamwork made a big difference At a client’s property, this security team was notified of an alarm which had been triggered by a male subject entering a stairwell. Assistant Site Manager Edward Liu dispatched Officer Tam to locate him. Tam searched the...

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Nominee: Steve Kirton

Nominee: Steve Kirton

CPR and AED proficiency saved a woman's life  Last fall, Paladin Security Site Supervisor Steve Kirton discovered a woman unresponsive in a washroom stall in Surrey, BC. Using his training, experience and calm thinking, he performed CPR and used an AED to deliver...

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2021 Nominee: Irada Dmytrenko

2021 Nominee: Irada Dmytrenko

Quick thinking prevented serious injuries While on shift, Zone Supervisor Irada Dmytrenko was leaving a site and found a male laying in the middle of a rural Alberta highway. Irada attempted to wake the man, but he was not responding. He was still...

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2021 Nominee: Shawn Boswell

2021 Nominee: Shawn Boswell

Calling emergency services immediately saved a life While Officer Shawn Boswell was on patrol, he observed a black Mazda SUV backed up to one of the property buildings. Upon approaching the vehicle, he observed a lone occupant passed out in the driver’s seat with the...

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Q1 2021 Nominee: Sharlene Costello

Q1 2021 Nominee: Sharlene Costello

Lifesaving actions during multiple overdoses on site Over the last little while, Sharlene has had, unfortunately, to assist with multiple overdoses at the Parkland Mall site during the course of her security duties. ...

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Q1 2021 Nominee: Joey DiMauro

Q1 2021 Nominee: Joey DiMauro

Providing CPR immediately saved the life of a woman in Hamilton On January 21st 2021, Joseph (Joey) Dimauro (pictured above with Synergy Protection Director of Training Mark Dewdney) was stationed at a pharmacy in Hamilton as a plainclothes loss prevention...

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Q1 2021 Winner: Martin Cane, Commissionaires

Q1 2021 Winner: Martin Cane, Commissionaires

Quick and decisive actions saved a child Martin (Marty) Cane, special constable, Commissionaires, is the recipient of the Canadian Security Lifesaver Association's (CSLA) Q1 2021 award for his quick and decisive actions that averted further injury when a 10-year-old...

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Q4 2020 Nominee: David Norman, Commissionaires

Q4 2020 Nominee: David Norman, Commissionaires

David Norman, a Commissionaires security guard, was recognized by the Canadian Security Lifesaver Association with a Canadian Security Lifesaver Award for his empathetic professionalism and quick response to a life-threatening situation.

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Q4 2020 Nominee: Teigan Lissel, Paladin Security

Q4 2020 Nominee: Teigan Lissel, Paladin Security

When it comes to real-life heroes, we think of Teigan Lissel, a Security Guard for Paladin Security at the public parks in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. It takes a special human being to show up every day, regardless of conditions, to ensure the safety and well-being of strangers.

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