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Bill would require more emergency prep in nursing homes

A new bill seeks to bolster emergency preparedness at the nation's nursing homes, even as the Trump administration backs away from some non-compliance penalties.

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Investigators pinpoint origin of fire that killed 4 senior living residents

A covered patio seems to be the starting point of the Nov. 16 five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends continuing care retirement community in which four residents died, according to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigators. Agents remain unsure, however, of what caused the West Chester, PA, fire or how it spread, according to local media reports.

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Fire Safety For The Holidays

Recent fires in long-term care and senior housing buildings in Pennsylvania, Idaho and California stress the importance of fire safety and emergency preparedness in facilities that provide services to the elderly, sick and frail.

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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.

Video summary of a full-scale Active Shooter Drill designed and coordinated by Fire and Life Safety, Inc., a founding member of EM Alliance. This event required a comprehensive process involving extensive preparation, training, and integration with local community resources (police, fire, and EMS). This drill serves as a great example of the wide range of services provided by the specialized consulting firms that are part of EM Alliance.

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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