Safety & Security
A monitored and protected Convention Center at all times.
We know how important safety is to you, your leadership and attendees. We share with you your interest in providing a safe environment in which to meet and network. To this end, rest assured that our security and safety personnel are highly trained in disaster preparedness and emergency response procedures.
Surrounding the Pennsylvania Convention Center are several highly regarded hospitals and emergency treatment centers. Our local fire department is second to none in its responsiveness and our on-site Police substation provides immediate access to this honorable force. Our in-house security staff works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure rapid and smooth communication.
Many of our groups are interested in establishing a relationship between their safety officials and ours to ensure a comprehensive communications link and thorough understanding of one another's safety measures. We welcome these conversations and will be proactive in establishing this communication to the satisfaction of all parties.
Here are some tips and information that may be helpful in the planning of your event:
- Hire additional uniformed security guards or police officers to give your attendees a sense of comfort while they are away from home. (Place by registration or entrance of show.)
- Review with your show management staff the layout of the building to assist your attendees in the event of an evacuation.
- Make sure your registration staff is trained and alert for any last minute on-site registrants. Check identification badges to ensure accuracy.
- Encourage your attendees to wear their show badge whenever they are in the Convention Center.
- Back up your current registration file each night onto a disk and remove it from the building.
- Designate a location for your show management staff to meet away from the Convention Center, in the event the Convention Center has to be evacuated. (Designate a hotel you are using that is at least four blocks away from the Convention Center.)
- Our local news radio station is KYW 1060-AM, a 24-hour news service.
Should you have any questions about our security programs as they relate to your upcoming event or if you need any assistance in determining your security or medical needs, please feel free to contact us.