Allied Universal Security Professional Dies in Maui Wildfires
Allied Universal Global CEO Steve Jones says one security pro has died in the Lahaina wildfires and several others are unaccounted for.
IRVINE, Calif. — One Allied Universal security professional died in the wildfires in Maui, Hawaii, while several other employees of the company are unaccounted for, Global Chairman and CEO Steve Jones announced on Monday.
“Like people around the world, I watched in shock as the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history devastated Maui last week,” says Jones in a statement. “I worried about the safety of our valued team members, our customers and the community.
“My worries were realized. The Allied Universal team lost a security professional in the fire. Several others remain unaccounted for. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the Allied Universal security professional whose life was lost in the fire near Lahaina. And, we remain hopeful that those who are unaccounted for are safe and will be located soon,” he says.
Allied Universal has opened its Maui office as a shelter for employees who lost their homes or are unable to access them.
“We are working to get much-needed supplies, grief counseling and additional support to our team members and others,” says Jones. “We continue serving our clients on Maui where it is safe to do so, including Kahului Airport.
“I commend our team members who lost loved ones and their homes but continue working to ensure the safety of people and property,” he says.
“Allied Universal’s top priority is safety – the safety of our team members and the communities we serve,” says Jones. “Our thoughts go out to the victims, the survivors, their loved ones, the 29 customers we serve on Maui, the island’s community and the entire state of Hawaii.”
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