JENSEN HUGHES Acquires Russell Phillips & Associates, Expands Specialized Service Offerings to the Healthcare Industry

December 4, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD – December 4, 2017 – JENSEN HUGHES, Inc., a global leader in fire protection and life safety engineering and consulting services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Russell Phillips & Associates, LLC, (RPA). RPA is headquartered in Fairport, NY and is led by David Hood and Scott Aronson. RPA is a leader in providing fire, life safety and emergency management consulting services and technology solutions to the healthcare industry.

RPA is now a JENSEN HUGHES Company and will continue to operate and support their existing client base as they are today. This merger greatly enhances the firms’ combined emergency management and life safety service offerings and provides greater value to their clients and the healthcare industry.

Raj Arora, President of Strategy and Business Development for JENSEN HUGHES, said, “The combination of JENSEN HUGHES and RPA provides an unparalleled Healthcare service and technology offering for our global client base. We are now positioned to rapidly develop new technology solutions to help Advance the Science of Safety in the Healthcare market.”

RPA’s technology solutions include the RPA Navigator Emergency Management and Life Safety Modules as well as a Mutual Aid Plan solution for more than 1,400 healthcare organizations. The Emergency Management Module enables healthcare organizations in planning for, responding to and recovering from disasters. RPA’s premier service offerings and technology solutions allow the combined organization to better serve the global market.

“We are excited to merge with JENSEN HUGHES. Their commitment to technology, quality and the integration of our specialized solutions makes them the perfect partner to grow our business model and provide more value to our clients,” said David Hood, President and Principal of RPA.

RPA and JENSEN HUGHES’ mission, vision and values align well with a focus on their clients’ needs, technical excellence and innovative solutions. The combined value will provide clients, such as hospitals, long term care and other healthcare facilities, with practical and realistic approaches to protect the lives of patients and staff from injury or other disasters while reducing risk, liability and unnecessary expenditures.

Scott Aronson, Principal of RPA, stated, “All our services and programs are designed with interconnection in mind. This holistic approach increases efficiency and effectiveness and underscores our commitment to support healthcare organizations. A focus on life safety, education, and innovative technology enables us to meet the specific needs of the healthcare environment today and stay at the forefront of the industry in the years to come.”


JENSEN HUGHES is a global market leader in fire protection engineering, life safety code consulting, security consulting, and risk-informed analysis. Their engineers, consultants and scientists develop and deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions to a global client base involving fire protection systems design and analysis, code consulting, emergency management services, security consulting, forensic engineering, fire research, risk-informed applications, probabilistic risk assessments, development and testing, commissioning and construction services. Operating from offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES’ consulting teams participate on projects around the globe in all markets, with Healthcare being a target growth market. For more information call +1 410-737-8677 or visit

About Russell Phillips & Associates (RPA)
RPA provides fire and emergency management consultation, services and technology solutions to over 1,300 healthcare facilities, representing more than 3,000 locations, throughout North America. Since their establishment in 1976, they’ve serviced only healthcare facilities. This concentrated focus, hands-on investigation of local and regional incidents, leadership roles in professional associations and committees, and continuous industry research ensures the highest level of preparedness for their clients to keep their patients safe during an emergency. For more information call +1 585-223-1130 or visit

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