Liverpool Cruise Lifesavers

13th September 2022

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Three quick-thinking security guards, employed during the event by Carlisle Security Services, rushed to save the life of a man who collapsed at Liverpool’s cruise terminal.

Jay Munro, 44, Karen Burgess, 48, and Adam Johnson, 24, were on duty in August when they noticed a guest unsteady on his feet as he moved through the terminal building. When he collapsed moments later, the trio leapt into action, performing CPR, and supporting him until paramedics arrived at the scene.

Carlisle Security Services Guards – Adam Johnson, Karen Burgess, and Jay Munro – each received a free cruise for two following their actions.

Their efforts have now been recognised with each receiving a free cruise for two on board the Fred. Olsen liner, Borealis, a framed certificate from Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Counsellor Roy Gladden and additional recognition via the Carlisle Lifesaver Recognition Scheme.

The ceremony took place during a reception on board the Borealis on Monday to mark the 15th anniversary of the cruise terminal’s opening.

“The day was absolutely perfect; from the moment we walked on the ship to the moment we left. The staff were so friendly, even if you weren’t speaking with them just a brief hello as they passed made the experience even better. Meeting the Lord Mayor was one of the highlights, and I’m so excited for our cruise next year.”

Adam Johnson, Security Guard for Carlisle Support Services

“Working in the Security Industry, our teams are often faced with emergencies – whether someone receives first aid treatment immediately or not can be the difference between life and death – it’s that stark.

The actions taken by Adam, Karen, and Jay align themselves against one of our core company values to ‘care passionately for all’ and ultimately saved this individuals life and validate the SIA Refresher Training currently being undertaken by our teams.

We couldn’t be prouder of the reactions of the team who are in place to support our valued client, Cruise Liverpool, and their customers for their quick actions and commitment.”

Martin Woollam, Managing Director for Carlisle Support Services

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