Allied Universal Security Professional Receives American Red Cross Honors

Mark Paul, a security professional for Allied Universal, received American Red Cross honors for his heroic actions that saved a life.

Allied Universal Security Professional Receives American Red Cross Honors

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IRVINE, Calif. — Allied Universal security professional Mark Paul received honors from The American Red Cross at its Evening of the Stars event. The American Red Cross celebrated Paul for his heroic actions that saved a life.

Paul received recognition at the Nov. 14 event for assisting an individual in need and saving that person’s life. While on shift at Allied Universal client State Farm Park in Illinois, Paul helped a State Farm employee who collapsed from cardiac arrest.

Specifically, he administered CPR while another worker administered an automated external defibrillator (AED). He credits his swift call to action to his military and first aid training. That speedy, attentive response resulted in saving the individual’s life.

“Today, I am profoundly inspired by the heroism displayed by our dedicated security professional who, in a moment of crisis, went beyond the call of duty,” Steve Jones, global chairman and CEO of Allied Universal, says. Allied Universal is, of course, a leading security and facility services company.

“In saving a life through CPR, Mark Paul reminds us that our commitment to safety extends far beyond the confines of our roles,” Jones continues. He adds, “This heroic act serves as a testament to the unwavering dedication of our team and underscores the values that define our company.” Jones concludes, “We are immensely proud to have such exceptional individuals on our team.” Indeed, they embody the essence of true heroes.

The American Red Cross Evening of the Stars event is a fundraising initiative. Its proceeds help provide essential support to the families that the Red Cross serves. During this event, local central Illinois heroes like Mark Paul of Allied Universal received recognition for their heroic actions.

Would you like to explore this topic further? Check out more Red Cross stories. Or consider visiting the American Red Cross website.

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Dan Ferrisi has been a B2B editorial professional since November 2004, covering the audio, video, lighting and music industries since the beginning of his career. Getting his start with Sound & Communications, he ascended from assistant editor, to associate editor, to eventually lead editor. He served as editor-in-chief of Commercial Integrator from November 2021 through August 2023 before being promoted to group editor, commercial and security, gaining oversight responsibility of the Security Sales & Integration brand, as well.

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