Joplin Pays it Forward – a Collection of Essays from Community Leaders

Cover of the eBook Joplin Pays it Forward - a collection of 35 essays from community leaders

Joplin, Missouri was the site of one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history on May 22,…

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How to Communicate on Social Media when Tragedy Strikes: Experts Weigh In for SEMRush

Recently, I was pleased to be included in the company of some fine communications professionals for an…

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Locked Down vs. Locked In: The Danger of Antiquated Campus Security

Ralph Goodman

Firestorm welcomes this Guest Post by Ralph Goodman, a professional writer and the resident expert on locks…

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Rio Requires Personal Due Diligence – Of Swim Teams, Photographers and PR

A good deal of conversation during the Rio 2016 Olympics — other than the games themselves —…

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When Threats are Voiced on Social Media, Firestorm and LifeRaft are your Predictive Intelligence Team

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More than two million episodes of workplace violence are reported annually in the United States. In many…

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Relating Ghostbusters to Bomb Threat Checklists


There’s a scene from “Ghostbusters” in which Harold Ramis’s character, Dr. Egon Spengler, is asked what he…

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Bad Ideas in a Crisis – Whatcha’ Gonna’ Do?

Firestorm Crisis business meeting from above

Firestorm Expert Council member and Co-founder of Stybel Peabody in Boston, MA, Larry Stybel, Ph.D. recently wrote…

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2016 Updates to Handbook for Campus Safety and Security


The U.S. Department of Education recently released the 2016 edition of The Handbook for Campus Safety and…

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External Dependencies and Risk – The Wando, SC Port Debacle


External Dependencies and Risk Earlier this week, a seaport in South Carolina introduced a new, software-controlled entry…

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War Games Part II

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Last week, we published a post re-emphasizing a 2014 blog on war gaming/exercising emergency response plans, and…

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