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,…

Continue reading »

Hanjin Collapse – Supply Chain Disruption Waves Roll Ashore

Hanjin Infograph from TuscorLloyds

“Merchandise is in limbo at the moment and retailers are working hard to make sure it ends…

Continue reading »

SpaceX: Spectacular Failures and a Level Playing Field

July 1950 | launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla: the Bumper 2 | Image credit: NASA

On the first of September, SpaceX, the commercial space launch company founded by Elon Musk was conducting…

Continue reading »

Five Years Later: Rebuilding Joplin

Jane Cage poses at the dedication of the new butterfly mural at Mercy Park in Joplin, MO. Anyone can become a butterfly - a symbol that has such meaning for Joplin, 2016

Three years ago – related to post-Joplin activities – I had the pleasure of virtually meeting Jane…

Continue reading »

Dr. John Plodinec on The Role of Government in Disaster

Gonzales, La, Thursday, August 19, 2016 -- Views from the boat with Regional Response Team Six during search and rescue operations in Ascension Parish. (Photo by J.T. Blatty/FEMA)

Local government and disaster resilience by John Plodinec I am a tremendous admirer of Claire Rubin and…

Continue reading »

5 ZIKA Cases Confirmed to be Connected to Miami Beach Area

illness

GOV. SCOTT: DOH IDENTIFIES ADDITIONAL AREA OF LOCAL TRANSMISSION IN MIAMI BEACH; CLEARS ANOTHER PORTION OF WYNWOOD…

Continue reading »

Fear, Terror and a Letter from a Young Friend

John Plodinec Community Resiliency Expert

Firestorm is pleased to share this excellent and poignant article by our friend and Firestorm Expert Council…

Continue reading »

You are Your Own First Responder – 4 Tips Toward Overcoming Disaster Denial

flooding 3

More than 2 million families experience some sort of disaster or major emergency every year.  These incidences…

Continue reading »

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…

Continue reading »

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 —…

Continue reading »


HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?