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A Call to Serve

"A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." - Proverbs 27:12

Torchlight was founded by healthcare professionals concerned with the amount of time patient administrators were having to spend away from patients while fulfilling federally regulated exercise requirements. After years in the industry, our team saw firsthand the benefits to be gained from regular, collaborative, multi-agency exercises and decided to do something to ensure that these critical exercises were made more accessible. 


Finding the time to provide a high-quality preparedness program can be challenging. Through education, planning, and exercise, Torchlight's vision is to help our customers support life safety.

Brian Payne Torchlight Disaster Preparedness CEO and Founder

Founder and CEO

Brian Payne

Brian has been in public service for his entire career, serving as a first responder, healthcare leader and emergency manager. A sought after conference speaker, he has successfully led community planning exercises for hundreds of agencies. Over the past five years, he has developed a new model for delivering high-quality functional and tabletop exercises to healthcare facilities that meet their federal requirement at a fraction of the cost of a traditional training exercise. Most importantly, he understands the unique calling of the healthcare profession–not just to make a living but to serve the living! 


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Headshot of Ashley Payne, Business Manager and Communication Director at Torchlight Preparedness

Business Manager and Communication Director

Ashley Payne

A true community servant, Ashley has been in the medical field for more than 20 years, responding to thousands of emergency calls, tornados, fires, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescues, and several other life-threatening events during this time. 

She conducted training for staff and students at a local college, supported orientation and mentorship programs for new employees, worked with medical billing and documentation for insurance claims, was an active participant in operational assessments and improvements, and is dedicated to serving others. 

Ashley is a dedicated wife and mom and keeps our family moving forward while working full-time. She's the glue that holds us together both at home and at Torchlight Preparedness Consultants.

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