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EMERGENCY communications Seminar with CArolinas Healthcare system

Join Alertus and Carolinas HealthCare System for a complimentary seminar on best practices for emergency communications on Friday, March 31, 2017.



about the seminar

This free event is open to any organization seeking expert insight on best communication practices during emergencies.


Registration Includes:

  • Complimentary breakfast & lunch
  • Opening keynote presentation by Caroline R. Hamilton, President of Risk & Security LLC
  • Case study presentation by Bret Martin and James Clarke from Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Interactive technology presentation with live demonstration by Alertus Technologies
  • Closing keynote presentation by Bryan Warren, Director of Corporate Security at Carolinas HealthCare System & Darryl Aspey, Protective Security Advisor for the North Carolina District at US Department of Homeland Security
  • Networking opportunities

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opening keynote presentation - Preparing for the Worst: Proactive Measures to Ensure Workplace Safety and CMS Compliance

Caroline R. Hamilton

Are you prepared for an active shooter situation?

Caroline Ramsey Hamilton, President of Risk & Security LLC

This workshop will walk you through the steps in avoiding an active shooter
incident at your company. Visible, active security is a cost effective way
to secure your facilities with the most protection for the least cost.

Using industry standards, including the new CMS Final Rule for Emergency
Preparedness, Caroline Ramsey-Hamilton, a leading expert on Active Shooters,
Local Terrorists, and workplace violence, will show you exactly how to build
in protection, using the latest Facility Security Risk Assessments.

From using evacuations and drills, to using advanced algorithms to calculate
your risk, Hamilton will give you insight into the world of anti-terrorism and how
to use these lessons at work to protect your staff and your corporate assets.

Read Caroline Ramsey Hamilton's Bio

Carolinas HealthCare System’s Automated Fire Alarm Mass Notification System Case Study

Bret Martin, Director of Fire, Life Safety, & Utilities, Carolinas HealthCare System & James Clarke, Director of Corporate Emergency Management, Carolinas HealthCare System

Bret Martin

Bret Martin, Director of Fire, Life Safety, & Utilities, Carolinas HealthCare System

Bret M. Martin is currently the Director of Fire, Life Safety & Utilities for Corporate Operations for Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS). CHS is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast with 47 affiliated hospitals having more than 7,600 licensed beds. Prior to working with CHS, Bret worked 25 years as a Senior Property & Casualty Risk Consultant in the insurance industry. Bret is a registered Fire Protection Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina and holds Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Healthcare Engineer (CHE), and Certified Life Safety Specialist for Healthcare Facilities (CLSS-HC) designations.  Bret also holds memberships with NFPA, SFPE, ASSE, currently serves as a member of the CFPS Certification Advisory Group, as well as, being a member on the NFPA 99 - Fundamentals Technical Committee and an alternate on the NPFA 99 Piping Technical Committee.

closing keynote presentation: importance of public & private partnerships in emergency management

Bryan Warren, Director of Corporate Security, Carolinas HealthCare System & Darryl Aspey, Protective Security Advisor (NC District), US Department of Homeland Security

This presentation will highlight how DHS engages closely with private sector and community partners to provide expert counsel and recommendations about protective measures to protect facilities and will showcase actual case studies detailing how invaluable such public and private partnerships can be in emergency management planning and keeping the public safe and secure. Primary takeaways will include:

How private sector businesses can reach out and develop relationships in their community, including local law enforcement since having these relationships established before an incident occurs can help speed up the response when an adverse event occurs.

Why organizations should create and maintain emergency operations plans and the importance of information sharing so that everyone can learn from one another’s events.

The value of providing employees with training resources and the importance of exercising such plans in order to be mitigate the impact to the organization when actual incidents take place in our communities.

Bryan Warren

Bryan Warren, Director of Corporate Security, Carolinas HealthCare System

Bryan Warren is Director of Corporate Security for Carolinas HealthCare System. He holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, an MBA with a focus on legal foundations of healthcare and has over 27 years of healthcare security experience. He is a former President of the International Association for Healthcare Security, a member of a number of national taskforces, and is the current sector chief for emergency services for the Charlotte region’s FBI Infragard program as well as a Field Liaison Officer for the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Information Sharing And Analysis Center (ISAAC) for North Carolina. Bryan has been named as one of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Security in the U.S. by Security Magazine and as one of the Top 30 Voices in Healthcare Security by Forbes.

Darryl Aspey

Darryl Aspey, Protective Security Advisor (NC District), US Department of Homeland Security

Darryl currently serves as a Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is assigned to the North Carolina District.  As a PSA Darryl’s primary mission is to engage with State, local, tribal, and territorial government mission partners and members of the private sector community to protect the Nation’s critical infrastructure in the following five mission areas:

  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct security surveys and assessments
  • Plan and conduct outreach activities
  • Support National Special Security Events and Special Event Activity Rating Level I and II events
  • Respond to incidents
  • Coordinate and support improvised explosive device awareness and risk mitigation training

Darryl brings extensive experience and training to the Protective Security Advisor Program having worked in the security industry for over forty years serving the Executive Office of the President, United States Postal Inspection Service and United States Secret Service.

ADDITIONAL resources

For more information, please contact Nicole Sirpilla at or 866.425.3788 x 780