G4S Secure Solutions (G4S) counters the perils of modern life by providing a full slate of security services to corporate, industrial, and government organizations. The company's offerings include armed guards, background investigations, program development, and security consulting. G4S also provides fire and rescue services, as well as specialized security for airports, nuclear power plants, and US embassies. The company markets security services to federal, state, and local government agencies via its Wackenhut Services subsidiary. Formerly known as Wackenhut Corporation, G4S is the US business unit of UK-based G4S plc, one of the world's largest security companies.