Disaster Preparedness & Risk Management

We understand that managers have a lot to worry about, and many don’t anticipate the significant aftereffects of a catastrophe, whether natural, man made, or security-related. But we do. Planning with ACT gets your staff and facilities fully prepared for those risk management factors you can’t foresee.

As a member of the EM Alliance, we can connect you with Preparedness experts to help you plan, respond and recover from any crisis.

Preparedness Services

  • Disaster Preparedness Assessment (DPA)
    • Crisis Management Team (HR Evaluation)
    • Workplace Violence-Related Program (Environment of Care / Workplace Evaluation)
  • Disaster Plan Desktop Audit (DPDA)
  • On-Site Life Safety Assessment (LSA)
    • Adverse Event Response (Post-Incident Review / Recommendation for Improvement)
    • Adverse Survey Consulting (Plan of Correction Assistance)
  • Fire-Life Safety Assessment
  • Security Vulnerability Assessments
    • Clinical Risk Assessment (healthcare / assisted living / senior housing)
    • Security Plan Desk Audit (Off-site review)
  • On-Site Risk Assessment
  • Mock Survey
  • Emergency Management Resource Center
  • Risk Management Resource Center
  • Policy and Procedure Development
    • Customized Emergency Management / Disaster Plan Review and Development
  • Seminars and Workshops
    • Fire prevention and response
    • Emergency Procedures
    • All Hazards Planning, Response and Recovery
    • NIMS / ICS curriculum
    • Security Protocols
    • Workplace Violence Prevention (De-Escalation Techniques)
    • Customized Needs
  • Web-based Event Management System
  • Telephonic Risk Review (Desk Audit)
    • Security Plan (Desk Audit)

Our Disaster Preparedness Experts

Our experts in disaster preparedness are leaders in risk management, fire and life safety, emergency medical services and security administration.

Meet the Team


Ric Henry is the President of LTC Alliance, LLC. He has worked in the long term care sector for more than 25 years and is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) and a Certified Fellow. He has been a licensed nursing home administrator in six states and holds a current license in Massachusetts. He is also a certified risk manager through the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM). Ric has provided training on risk assessment and management, quality assurance and liability issues in more than 20 states and overseas.

He has presented instruction to the New York State Bar Association on nursing home liability and has presented risk management approaches to underwriters at Lloyds of London in London, England for the past five years. Ric is an owner and managing partner of LTC Alliance, LLC, a risk management firm serving the healthcare industry.


Stan Szpytek is the president of Fire and Life-Safety, Inc. (FLS) based in Mesa, Arizona. FLS is a consulting firm that provides loss control, risk management and emergency preparedness programs for businesses of all types with special focus on senior housing and healthcare facilities.

Stan is a former deputy fire chief and fire marshal from the Chicago area. He served the community for 26 years and honorably retired in 2003. His firm’s assessment and training programs are designed to assist businesses and organizations with disaster planning and recovery programs that will help ensure enterprise-wide viability during a crisis.


Steve Wilder is President and Chief Operating Officer of Sorensen, Wilder & Associates, a consortium of consultants organized to create a multi-disciplinary team to provide safety, security and risk management services and support throughout the healthcare industry. SWA’s team of experienced executives come from a variety of backgrounds―legal, consulting, risk management, fire services, disaster management, safety and security, hospital administration, EMS administration, long term care, government, business and engineering. They also have combined experience in programs for hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, home health care services, occupational health and wellness and pre-hospital services.

Steve has spent the past 25 years in healthcare safety, security and risk management. He has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients, including government, schools, manufacturing, retailing, healthcare and industry. In his healthcare career, Mr. Wilder has served as Director of Risk Management, Director of Safety and Facility Management and as Corporate Director of Safety and Security.

An experienced trial expert, Mr. Wilder has consulted for law firms and insurance companies on issues of healthcare safety, security, risk management, aggression management and workplace violence. He is the author of the book The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare and also writes safety columns for several healthcare magazines and trade journals.

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