Firestorm, a national leader in business continuity, vulnerability analysis, risk mitigation and crisis management, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Nexis Preparedness Systems, a market leader in the Preparedness and Emergency Supply industry.
The partnership will facilitate a cohesive access point for forward-thinking companies to more efficiently order and manage preparedness supplies and inventory.
Nexis Preparedness Systems (NPS) offers custom-designed Emergency Survival Caches to specifically fit the needs of any size organization. Utilizing proprietary supply management computer applications, Nexis Preparedness Systems calculates the precise needs of an organization, then manages the expiration dates for anything perishable. Their current client roster includes numerous Fortune 500 companies, school systems, police and fire departments, health care organizations, and governments and municipalities. NPS kit types include Employee Survival, Trauma and Search and Rescue Kits, Emergency Food & Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Lighting & Power, Communications, , Shelter & Sleeping, , Recovery Team, and Personal Protection Equipment.
Said Brian Klosterman, President and Founder of Nexis Preparedness Systems, “Effective workplace preparedness requires a precise formula and mix of supplies that caters to the type of potential disasters that could occur for each location. The Nexis Preparedness System does just that; it determines exactly what is needed to prepare each location for anything from earthquakes to hurricanes to man-caused disasters. NPS provides its customers with a true one-stop source for virtually all of their physical preparedness needs. In addition, NPS’ practice of providing alerts prior to expiration for anything perishable facilitates its customers’ supply caches to be ready for deployment at all times, greatly reducing the risk of having expired supplies on hand when a disaster strikes. NPS also provides custom designed kits of any type to satisfy its customers specific needs.”
“We are exceptionally pleased to have the opportunity to provide our forward-thinking clients with an expert source for Preparedness Systems,” says Jim Satterfield, COO of Firestorm. “Nexis Preparedness Systems is a natural fit as they have everything needed to prepare any business for an unexpected emergency or disaster. They understand the needs of our clients to assure they have the proper supplies and training on-hand to efficiently and economically protect their business and employees.”
About Nexis Preparedness Systems:
The Nexis Preparedness Systems turnkey approach to preparedness is the reason why business and institutional customers rely on them as their single point resource for becoming, and staying, fully prepared. Nexis also customizes their Survival Kit solution for specific business situations and budgets. NPS focuses on providing a comprehensive emergency supply management solution. NPS doesn’t just sell supplies, but instead provides a one-stop resource for managing the entire emergency preparedness supply process. Nexis handles it all; planning, calculation, fulfillment, monitoring, replenishment & employee preparedness and training.
Nexis Preparedness Systems has more than 800 preparedness and emergency products in stock and access to hundreds of thousands of products, available through their broad array of distributors and suppliers. In May of 2011, NPS expanded and moved to a larger facility that encompasses their corporate headquarters, retail showroom, kit assembly operation and distribution center in Livermore, CA. Learn more about Nexis at http://www.nexisprep.com
About Firestorm: Firestorm is the premier, national leader in business continuity, vulnerability analysis, risk mitigation and crisis management, and knows that disaster readiness and enterprise value go hand-in-hand. Staffed by attorneys, engineers, physicians, law enforcement professionals, psychologists and many other talented individuals, Firestorm works directly with their Senior Management Team and Expert Council on behalf of clients. Firestorm maintains a network of offices in California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Washington DC, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For more information visit http://firestorm.com
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A California appellate court upheld a San Luis Obispo County jury decision to award the families of two women who were killed when a Paso Robles building collapsed on them almost $2 million in damages. [Judgment]
The 111-year-old Acorn Building in Paso Robles was not reinforced to handle an earthquake.
Both Jennifer Lynn Myrick and Marilyn Frost-Zafuto worked in a clothing store in the building. In December 2003, during the San Simeon earthquake, a portion of the building collapsed, crushing them.
On appeal, the defendant, building owner Mary Mastagni, argued she had no duty to retrofit the building until 2018, the deadline established by a city ordinance.
The Ventura-based Second District California Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s decision.
“Certainly, the city considered the interests of building owners in setting the deadline for compliance,” said Justice Arthur Gilbert in the appellate court’s decision. “But the overriding policy behind the seismic retrofit ordinance, taken as a whole, is not the promotion of the interests of building owners. Instead, the overriding policy is public safety.”