A recent national survey conducted by MarketTools shows that many workers in high-rise office buildings are not prepared for a wide variety of emergencies. While more than 70 percent said that they have had emergencies in their building, over 50 percent said that they did not know where their buildings emergency plan is located, and 54 percent said that they had never looked at their buildings emergency plan. Most buildings are required by fire code to have Emergency Action Plans and to conduct drills, but according to the survey, most of those are fire drills (86 percent). While power outages represent 73 percent of buildings emergencies, only 23 percent of buildings conduct drills focused on power outages. Of the remaining emergencies upon which buildings conduct drills, bomb threats represent 11 percent terrorist attacks 9 percent, earthquakes 8 percent, and violent intruder incidents 7 percent. Prepared Response, Inc. develops tenant-safety systems for buildings, condos, and other structures that allow building owners and tenants to safely respond to a wide variety of emergency incidents, from broken water pipes, fires, and earthquakes to hostage and terrorist incidents. The companys products help save lives and mitigate property damage, and allow building owners to be in closer compliance with the Emergency Planning and Preparedness section of the International Fire Code. More about Tom Brubaker, Vice President of Sales: Tom Brubaker has over sixteen years experience in sales, business development, marketing and product management. Prior to joining Prepared Response, Inc., Brubaker founded and directed two start-up companies. In addition to running start-ups, Brubaker held a variety of positions at Microsoft Corporation, Hewlett Packard, and Visio Corporation in product management, program management and sales. While at Microsoft, Brubaker created and drove the strategic partnership program in Microsoft’s Messaging Business Unit. His results include creation of the first wireless messaging initiative, shipping the first Microsoft Email Software Development Kit, and acquiring seventy-five vendors to endorse and build products on Microsoft’s messaging technology. Brubakers sales and business development success includes significant licensing agreements that expedited the emergence of portable computing, the personal computer, and email. Deals include the first OEMs to license Microsoft Windows, the first integrated trackball for laptops and the first graphical PC email client for Hewlett Packard. Mr. Brubaker earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Wyoming and an MBA at the University of Washington.