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Every member of the school community wants to know that students, faculty and staff will be safe at your school. While most schools have thought about natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, and human-induced threats, such as school violence and sexual abuse, new threats appear each year. With the rise in social media threats, like cyber bullying and sexting, as well as new forms of communicable illness, it is necessary that schools be continually updating their plans. Learn More: 

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Mob Violence in KY
Flashrobbing and Mob Violence
Business Continuity
We have written previously on the subject of "flashrobbing" - A flash rob (or flash robbery) is a crime in which a large group of people – usually teenagers – converges to steal items from a store and then disperses as suddenly as they gathered. Recently in Louisville, KY, police pieced together a ...
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From the "This is a Bad Idea" File
Disaster Planning

Not only is this a bad idea, it's not the first time it's been done.

A Greek Cup match between PAOK and Olympiacos was delayed for over an hour because of a pre-match exhibition where a stadium full of enthusiastic soccer fans lit flares and fireworks. Don't do this.

 

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General Mills, will It be Worth It?
Crisis Communication
What happens when a company's messaging becomes a secondary, larger crisis than the crisis they were originally trying to head off? A recent change to the General Mills website Privacy Policy and Legal Terms has created an uproar around the General Mills brand and products. The new policy broadly a...
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Campus Violence - Observations after Crisis
Crisis Communication
At Firestorm, we watched with the rest of the world as another instance of school violence shattered a peaceful Spring morning for students of Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, after a Murrysville, Pennsylvania teen allegedly rampaged through his high school's hallways, stabbing wildly w...
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California student bus crash - 10 killed, 30 injured in collision with FedEx truck
Crisis Communication
Jump to List of Schools Involved in Accident The Los Angeles Times reports that the death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday. The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the ...
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Heartbleed Bug - Critical Security Vulnerability Alert for OpenSSL
Data Security
ALERT from http://www.codenomicon.com/: The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides commu...
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Yelp Reviews - Battling for your Brand
Social Media
Local business review site Yelp (YELP) is embroiled in a legal fight with a Virginia-based cleaning company. Potentially at stake: the ability for people to leave anonymous reviews without having their identities uncovered by an angry company owner. Joe Hadeed of Hadeed In-Home and Office Cleaning...
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NewBookCoverFirestorm founders Harry Rhulen and Jim Satterfield wrote Disaster Ready People for a Disaster Ready America specifically to address the need for crisis and disaster preparedness at home, and the book has become a cornerstone of many personal and corporate preparedness programs.

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