SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard will host a comprehensive emergency response exercise with tactical units from the Scottsdale Police Department on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Vanguard stresses that Wednesday's exercise is strictly a test. In an actual emergency at Vanguard, the appropriate emergency personnel would be notified and the necessary emergency response procedures will be implemented.
The drill is designed to assess effectiveness of communication and collaboration between Vanguard crew (employees) and local emergency response groups. Wednesday's exercise is scheduled to begin in the morning on Vanguard's campus in Scottsdale and expected to be completed before 12:30 p.m. All activities are to take place in the campus' Pima building, located at 15111 N Pima Road.
"Vanguard has long prepared for an emergency by participating in precautionary exercises like this one as part of our Workplace Safety Program. We value the local partnerships that give their time and efforts to participate in a drill like this one, and give us the confidence of a rapid response in an actual event," said Brian W. Lynch, Head of Global Security, Vanguard.
Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment management companies. As of August 31, 2015, Vanguard managed $3.2 trillion in global assets. The firm, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, has more than 2,500 employees in the Scottsdale area and more than 14,200 employees worldwide. It offers 300 funds to its more than 20 million investors worldwide. For more information, visit vanguard.com.