Keeping all 861 employees of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough safe from potential disasters and setbacks - including the 13 people in the law firm's Winston-Salem office - is one of Bill Sills'
key roles with the company.
Two years ago, when Sills, director of facilities and contract services for Nelson Mullins, met with All Clear Emergency Management Group of Winston-Salem to plan for the unexpected, talk of a potential flu pandemic wasn't top of mind for him.
But now that the federal government says the H1N1 flu virus - commonly referred to as swine flu - could hospitalize 1.8 million people and kill up to 90,000, Sills
is ready to take action.
This summer, he's
purchased enough waterless hand sanitizer to stock all 11 of the firm's offices and enough face masks for each employee.
called All Clear back to retool preparedness plans to keep the business running.