Collette announces roll out of robust preparedness model

Amelia Sugerman
by Amelia Sugerman

June 23, 2017

Collette announces roll out of robust safety and security preparedness model


Collette announces roll out of robust safety and security preparedness model

Collette forms emergency response team and strategy to formalize a safety and security rollout plan for its global headquarters

Pawtucket, RI (June 23, 2017) – Collette, an international tour operator, has implemented an Emergency Response Team (ERT) as part of a robust preparedness model, reinforcing a strong commitment to the safety and security of all employees.

Through a partnership with the City of Pawtucket, the State Fire Marshall’s office, and the Emergency Management Association, Collette’s ERT will conduct its first emergency drill today, leading fellow employees to designated rally points surrounding the building in an effort to prepare for an emergency evacuation. The 45 person employee team has been certified in CPR/First Aid Safety & AED, active shooter preparation, and emergency preparedness to assist in various situations.

“Our focus is to strengthen Collette’s continuous effort to keep the workplace safe and secure for all employees. Establishing an ERT, partnering with outside organizations, and conducting routine drills to simulate emergency situations will allow our employees as well as those partners to prepare for these situations.” said Michael Vendetti, Director of Property, Safety and Security at Collette.

“When emergencies occur, every second is precious,” said Antonio J. Pires, Pawtucket’s Director of Public Safety. “Working closely with Collette has allowed our police, fire, and emergency management teams to familiarize themselves with Collette’s campus and assist them in their emergency planning. We applaud them for proactively working to keep their employees safe and secure.”

Collette plans to roll out a similar model in all four of its global offices in 2018.

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About Collette

Collette is embarking on a celebration of 100 years in guided travel, offering more than 160 tours to destinations on all seven continents. It is a third generation, family-owned company headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island with additional divisions in Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. With a wide collection of land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, and small group tours, Collette provides its guests with cultural experiences that go far beyond an ordinary vacation. Its knowledgeable Tour Managers, an industry-leading travel protection plan, and roundtrip home to airport sedan service are some of the many ways Collette handles all the details allowing guests to simply sit back and enjoy the adventure.

Media Contact:

Amelia Sugerman, Collette

Phone: 401.642.4521

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