September 28, 2016 - Anderson County, SC  Townville Elementary School Shootings



September 25, 2016 - SEATTLE MALL ATTACK





 Chaos, Confusion

September 25, 2016 - Armando Patino said he was working at a T-Mobile store near Macy's when he heard the commotion.  "Out of nowhere I just hear somebody yell and then after that, I turn around and just look at the Macy's and I just hear shots," Patino told CNN affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle. "I hear one shot and then stand kinda still and like two three other people start running out saying, 'gun.' "  Some people dashed out of Macy's, unsure of where to go. "I just moved them into the (T-Mobile) store," Patino said.  "We went in the back where we have a door ... and we just stayed there until they told us to evacuate."

LIFE-COUNTS HERO - Reduce "CONFUSION" with the new HERO app now! HERO is 2-way emergency group messaging for shopping mall management, mall security, mall business owners and mall employees by sharing critical updates with one another in any confusing situation AND with local First Responders.


Burlington, WA - September 23, 2016 - Cascade Mall, Man goes on a killing spree claiming 5 victims. [MORE]


2016 - In July and August dozens and dozens of schools were shut down due to excessive flooding primarily in West Virginia and Louisiana. [SEE LIST]

August 2016 - [Click for story]
June 9,2016 = 25,427 HITS




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Harrisburg, PA:  January 7, 2016 - Great news for public schools in Allegheny County today. The Associated Press reports that about $104M is being allocated to Allegheny County public schools. [READ MORE Observer-Reporter] The timing is ideal for school districts wanting to improve their emergency preparedness because districts can subscribe to US Life Safety's remarkable Life-Counts® service and be up and running within days. The Life-Counts® service is fully operational with the Bethel Park School District and the Trinity Area School District. Contact Us for more information.


Canonsburg, PA - Kang's Black Belt Academy is our newest Life-Counts subscriber.  Owner/Instructor Jeff Jox teaches self-defense with a strong emphasis on 'safety'. So too is safety a top priority when students are in his facility. Life-Counts is now part of his emergency safety plan.

October 9, 2015 -  An suspicious suspect prompts a full campus lockdown.  CEO Steve Burchesky was en route to the campus and was two hours away when he received the alert message. Hamilton's emergency planning and procedures  provides a YouTube link for actions to take under "active shooter' conditions.


April 13, 2015 - Hamilton College, Clinton, NY -  BOMB THREAT- SHOOTER  -  This one really hits "Home" and we mean that literally. Bomb threat at our son's college with possible shooter.  Our son contacted us from his locked down dorm on campus. Bomb experts en route from Albany, NY about 90 miles away.  news Links;    AP NEWS   FOX  Syracuse News  NY Daily News   We hope that all schools review and research all available resources like our Life-Counts Information Sharing Network that can be used by First Responders to pre-train or to have in the event of an emergency or incident like what is going on at this moment.  Using US Life Safety's Life-Counts may have given an extra measure of information support and might even reduced phone call jamming that are likely flooding the school and local law enforcement.  Call us now at 724-746-3766


Oliverio Buick is our latest Life-Counts subscriber.  We are now providing consulting advice and assisting in compliance for Oliverio Buick and OSHA 1910.38.  We are pleased owner Bill Oliverio sees the importance of joining the Life-Counts information sharing network with the McDonald (PA) Police and Fire Departments.

Jeffreys Drug Store of Canonsburg has asked to be included into the Canonsburg Life-Counts® information sharing network. Owner Gerry O'Hare will be also using the Life-Counts® on-line training feature to help him train his emergency action team as required by OSHA 1910.38.

The Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Association has just joined the Life-Counts® Information Sharing Network. The Pittsburgh Elite" is one of the largest volleyball clubs in Western Pennsylvania. Their new facility, located in Ohio Township recently opened this past December and has over ___ members. Gary Lucsko, the club's Facilities Director, told US Life Safety, "We will feel much safer knowing local police and fire will have immediate access to our emergency information in the event of an incident or disaster here at our club."  


US Life Safety is pleased to announce that the Board of School Directors of the Bethel Park School District, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania approved the Administration's recommendation to enter into an agreement with US Life Safety, Inc. for Life-Counts®; a preparedness/managment tool for crisis preparedness. Bethel Park School District has eight schools with over 5,000 students, teachers and staff and is our first Allegheny County school district joining the ever-growing Life-Counts® information sharing network.



We are pleased to announce that we have just implemented Life-Counts® for our first day care center; Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church Up With Kids. "The Up With Kids Daycare Center is extremely pleased to be a part of the Life-Counts Emergency Management Program. The Safety and Security of the Staff and Children in the Daycare Center is our number one priority. With this program, Emergency Management, Fire and Police now have instant access to important information they would need in any kind of emergency situation at the Daycare Center." - Jeff Anderson, President, Up With Kids Board. 


Life-Counts® will assist Up With Kids with the Department of Labor's laws for Child Day Care Centers and specifically §3270.27 Emergency Plan.



"US Life Safety believes schools and business owners can do more to better prepare themseleves for incidents and disasters by having up-to-date information available on-line for all emergency services before or during incidents or disasters.  Our Life-Counts® Information Sharing Network is the best management program available."


                                        Steve Burchesky, CEO   11/14/2013



US Life Safety is proud to announce that the Western Pennsylvania Region of the American Red Cross has accepted our offer to implement the Life-Counts® information sharing network throughout their 25-county region and 18 facilities. Regional Director, Victor Roosen wrote "The Life-Counts® system will allow the Red Cross to share information with our staff and employees, track and maintain vendors and provide safety information as it is related to our facilities and COOP plans. The Life-Counts® system will help in the Red Cross goal of organizational and community reliance." What will be an extra benefit to the Red Cross is that each school within the Life-Counts® network will be able to share their information with the Red Cross for pre-planning disaster response. Locations include; Pittsburgh, Washington, Hopwood, Beaver, New Castle, Butler, Sharpsville, Johnstown, Greensburg, Kittanning, Indiana, Erie, Reno, Corry, Warren, Dubois, St. Marys and Bradford.

Canonsburg Parade - US Life Safety's CEO, Steve Burchesky says "Hello" to Governor Corbett.  US Life Safety's Life-Counts® emergency information sharing network for schools can help with the Governor's vision to "...improve the effectiveness of our education system...(by) building toward a real-time data reporting system that will allow the commonwealth to obtain up to date, accurate school information and statistics."

LINCOLN PROPERTIES - River Vue Apartments

The Lincoln Properties Company recently contracted with US LIfe Safety to again help them write an emergency plan for their new 214 unit/16 Floor apartments located at 300 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh.  In addition to the All Hazards Plan required by the City of Pittsburgh, River Vue will also be using US Life Safety's unique web-based emergency management system, Life-Counts® to help in the training of their emergency team owned by Piatt Property. More details on our company web site  

(c) Photo by Christine McGee

July, 15 2012 - "CODE RED: Intruders!" video is now online on YouTube.  This production still shows one of the intruders ordering a group of students to "SHUT UP!" US Life Safety is accepting Sponsor offers to support its "Improving Emergency Preparedness For Schools" program. MORE PHOTOS HERE


June 25 - US Life Safety is now in production with an exciting promotional video titled "CODE RED: Intruders!" which features four armed intruders that take a classroom full of high school students hostage. The school has followed PA Board of Education "Safe Schools" Chapter 10.8 regulations, but took precautionary backup steps in their contingency planning.  If you would like to be a sponser and show your support for our "Improving Emergency Preparedness in Schools" program..and would like details CLICK>>> INTERESTED SPONSORS CLICK HERE




February 15, 2012 State Capital Building, Harrisburg, PA -

US Life Safety's owners Bonnie and Steve Burchesky meet with the Honorable Senator Tim Solobay, District 46 and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's Chief Deputy Director Robert Full.




In October 2011, US Life Safety provided an in-service for the Canon-McMillan School District principals and vice-principals in setting up their school's Life-Counts® sites.


Later in October, US Life Safety kicked off a county-wide effort with a program called Improving Emeregency Preparedness for Schools for all school districts in Washington County, PA [more]


To date, a total of eight Washington County school districts have signed up to be part of the unique network with two other districts are awaiting final school board approvals.  Interested schools and school districts can contact us for more information. [Click here]



Highmark, Inc. evacuation training


Although US Life Safety's Life-Counts® program is designed for all school district employees to participate, consideration may be given for specific team training such as what is taking place here when US Life Safety video taped an evacuation chair training exercise that took place in Camp Hill PA. US Life Safety was producing their 4th emergency procedures video for one of US Life Safety's oldest clients, Highmark, Inc.

Nate Hupp - Director of IT





In October 2009, US Life Safety a registered federal contrator, was awarded a contract for our Life-Counts® emergency preparedness network service for ten FEMA facilitiy locations in Virginia, Maryland and in the National Capital Region.  US Life Safety uses the expert programming talents of Nate Hupp.

1st Interstate Fire-'88 L.A., CA-by S. Burchesky


As US Life Safety's CEO Steve Burchesky photographed this tragic scene in Los Angeles in early 1988, he already had eight years experience in producing emergency procedures programs for high-rise building occupants. This out-of-control fire rapidly lapped upwards floor after floor before L.A.F.D. got a hold on it thanks in part to an upper floor that was void of furniture and other combustables. The fire claimed one life when a building engineer took the elevator to invesitgate the alarm. Safety dictates that such alarm investiagtion calls for travel to a floor or two below the alarmed floor, than using stairs.


A year later, Burchesky relocated in Pittsburgh where he brought his talents and knowledge to the area.


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Teachers ask "What is going on?"

During an school incident, teachers need to know what is going on!  The new Life-Counts HERO provides interactive group communication throughout the school faculty including local First Responders.



July 23, 2016 = 27,149 HITS
June 1, 2016 UCLA LOCKDOWN

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