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CMS Publishes Final Rule on Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a final rule (https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection) to update health care facilities' fire protection guidelines to improve protections for all Medicare beneficiaries in facilities from fire.

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Educating AND Training for Safety

Time after time, I visit with long-term care professionals about their safety and security program, and inevitably, the topic turns to training. In these conversations, it always amazes me how frequently we use the terms "education" and "training" in the same breath, and treat them as if they mean the same thing. In reality, they don't.

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Sprinkler Douses Flames, Saves Lives at Orland Park Retirement Home

A sprinkler system installed at the Lexington Health Care assisted and independent living retirement home, 14601 John Humphrey Drive, is being credited with saving lives and helping to significantly minimize damage that could have been caused by a small fire there Tuesday morning.

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EM Alliance is a coalition formed by leaders in risk management, fire and life safety, emergency medical services, security administration, disaster recovery services, crisis management and legal consultation to provide the healthcare community and related types of occupancies the tools and services needed for disaster planning, response, mitigation and recovery.

Recognizing the need for disaster and emergency management services, Pendulum, LLC, a noted leader in professional liability risk management, joined forces with charter members Fire and Life-Safety, Inc.; Sorensen, Wilder & Associates; and Advance Catastrophe Technologies, Inc. (ACT) to form the Emergency Management Alliance or “EM Alliance.” Affiliate members Jackson Spalding and Hall Booth Smith, PC have rounded out the range of services offered by Alliance members.

The Day Before

A 60-second public service announcement from FEMA reminding you that the day before a disaster is just a normal day.

ACT Overview

This short video will tell you most of the benefits of using ACT Advance Catastrophe Technologies to respond to your restoration needs anywhere in the country.

ACT Overview

This short video will tell you most of the benefits of using ACT Advance Catastrophe Technologies to respond to your restoration needs anywhere in the country.

EM Alliance Charter Members

Ric Henry, President
Pendulum, LLC
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Stan Szpytek, President
Fire and Life-Safety, Inc.
Mesa, Arizona
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Steve Wilder, President
Sorensen, Wilder & Associates
Bourbonnais, Illinois
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Jeff Chester, Vice President
Senior Disaster Plan/Advance Catastrophe Technologies, (ACT)
Wichita, Kansas
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EM Alliance Affiliates

Blair Meeks, Crisis Communication Specialist
Jackson Spalding
Atlanta, Georgia
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Drew Graham, Partner
Hall Booth Smith, PC
Atlanta, Georgia
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