US Life Safety, Inc. is dedicated to helping its commercial clients
with their life/safety needs. Services include; occupant procedure
planning, emergency preparedness consulting, life/safety property assessments, code compliance consulting and its own Life-Counts® information sharing network management program; ideal for overseeing the life/safety management of multiple commercial facilities.
US Life Safety's approach for developing building emergency plans
focuses on federal, state and adopted fire codes coupled with
the client's own life/safety programs and US Life Safety's
In 2003, US Life Safety launched its own web-based Life-Counts® information sharing network. Its clients find Life-Counts® ideal for managing their emergency planning while securely sharing sensitive emergency information with management, employees/tenants and First Responders.
Implementing Life-Counts® adds protection value for US Life Safety's clients by providing employee/tenant accountability that required emergency information has been received and proper procedures are understood. Life-Counts® provides this accountability using on-line testing, result evaluation and user authentication. This is especially important for building owners and property management in lowering risk with supplemental safeguarding against personal injury claims due to life/safety negligence.
For over thirty-five years, CEO Steve Burchesky has been directly involved in the development of life/safety, employee training and security needs of many US commercial companies including; Wells Fargo Bank, Security Pacific Bank/Bank of America, Highmark, Inc., ABM Security, Integra Bank/National City Bank, Lanxess Chemistry, Eaton Inc., Lincoln Property Company, Oxford Development, GlaxoSmithKline, Parsons Corporation, Millcraft Investments LLC. and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
February 3, 2016
US Life Safety's CEO, Steve Burchesky began his career by designing employee safety and training programs in 1973. Hired by Los Angeles based company Universal Learning Systems, the company produced hands-on instructional safety and training programs for clients as; Eastman Kodak, The Bekins Company, Chevron Oil, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox.
In 1980, Los Angeles adopted a new fire code requiring high-rise building owners to provide occupant training in what to do in the event of fire, earthquake, bomb threat, or other emergency. It is required within 14 days for new tenants or employees and annually thereafter. Steve and crew shifted gears and soon were producing custom site-specific training for occupants in high-rise buildings. The company produced over 150 programs for buildings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York City, and Pittsburgh.
In 1984, after eleven beneficial learning years and being the company's production manager and lead technical writer, Steve hung out his own shingle, AVID Productions. He continued producing employee safety and training with an emphasis in high-rise building occupant training. In 1989, Steve moved to the Pittsburgh area and after September 11, 2001, AVID Productions took on a more easily recognizable name: US Life Safety.
In 2010, US Life Safety became concerned about what it felt was a rise in school incidents; bomb threats, violence, severe weather damage, fires and school evacuations. President Bonnie Burchesky suggested it was time to gift their exclusive Life-Counts® service to a school district in Washington County, Pennsylvania for a no-cost trial. Later in November, US Life Safety extended the no-cost trial offer of the Life-Counts® program to all school districts in Washington County at no-cost. Within seven weeks, eight additional schools indicated they would like to be part of the network.
Since 2014, US Life Safety offers the Life-Counts services at no cost to qualifying faith-based schools and non-profit organizations..
The Life-Counts Information Sharing Network couples facilitie and local First Responders to critial emertgency for pre-training or response.
Office of Safe and Healthy Students
Department of Education / Safe Schools
Department of Homeland Security
Partnering for Safe Schools
California Department of Education