Contact Us



The Team at Firestorm

Firestorm has a globally recognized group of contributors to this blog - Expert Speakers, Authors and Presenters, all highly credentialed and experienced in the field of crisis preparedness and crisis management.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that has been used in the blog.
  • Login

After the Fire - Saving Bevin Bell

Posted by on in Business Continuity
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 4870
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

After the Fire - Saving Bevin Bell


Factory fire puts company's future in danger

Dave Flora, Principal Firestorm

Terribly sad news from East Hampton, CT over the Memorial Day weekend where firefighters spent the day putting out hotspots at the historic Bevin Bell factory that burned to the ground over the weekend.

Factory fire puts company's future in danger: wtnh.comFactory fire puts company's future in danger:

That company is the only remaining bell factory in the United States.  The loss appears to be complete with not only the factory and workplace to six generations of employees lost, but also the front office building, containing the records and  history of this 180 year old manufacturer.  It appears that lightening may have been the cause of the fire.
The worst crisis any one of us will ever experience is the one that happens to us.

A number of difficult discussions are taking place today in meeting rooms:

  • Will we be able to save the family business?

  • Where will I work if the plant does not reopen?

  • What will be the financial impact to the city’s surrounding East Hampton in terms of lost tax revenue or business activity?

Now the secondary “consequences” take shape.

  • How to rebuild and resume business?

  • What about our employees?

  • What about our customers?

  • How will this effect our entire community?

What would you do if a natural disaster were to hit your workplace?

You can help the nice folks at Bevin Bell by visiting Keep The Bells In Belltown

You can help yourself by taking a very short survey to tell us about your  assumptions about how your business will respond to a crisis:  “What Do You Expect?

Rate this blog entry:


  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Monday, 28 July 2014

Newsletter Sign Up

newsletter signup
Firestorm believes that crisis preparedness is predicated on recognition of imminent threats. Our weekly newsletter is an invaluable tool that reports on current conditions and issues, and includes original commentary and analysis from our Expert Council, Senior Leadership, and Guest Contributors. Valuable, insightful commentary analysis each week - and it's FREE! Sign up to receive these critical alerts

Download our Toolbar! Get our toolbar!

Register for an Event

Crisis CalendarFirestorm Events

Firestorm presents a variety of topical webinars each month for the business community presented by leading experts in their fields.  Our Leadership Team and Expert Council present as Keynote Speakers, Program Presenters, and Panel Members at events across the country. Keep up to date and Join us!
View our Upcoming Events...


Read Our Latest Analysis

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.

Download the eBook..

Who We Are

What We Do

How We Do It

Contact Firestorm



Every Crisis is a Human CrisisFirestorm has a globally recognized group of...


Loading ...
Our Address:
1000 Holcomb Woods Parkway Suite 130
Roswell, GA USA 30076


FIRESTORM® transforms crisis into value.  The FIRESTORM PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology combines C-Suite level consulting, dynamic software solutions, and proven crisis management expertise to empower clients to create resilient organizations. FIRESTORM is a nationally recognized leader in Crisis Management, Continuity Planning, Critical Decision Support, Crisis Response, Crisis Communications, Crisis Public Relations, and Consequence Management.

We are the Crisis Coach® (800) 321-2219

Meet Our Management Team