Firestorm® is America’s Crisis Coach®. Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients in transforming crisis into value. The Firestorm Predict.Plan.Perform.® methodology combines best-practice consulting with proven crisis management expertise, empowering clients to manage risk and crisis.
Firestorm assesses, audits, develops, trains and tests strategies and programs encompassing emergency response, business continuity, crisis management, and crisis communications/PR. Firestorm demonstrates thought leadership in workplace violence prevention, cyber-breach response, communicable illness/pandemic planning, predictive intelligence, and every preparedness initiative.
Firestorm has worked with hundreds of schools to keep tens of thousands of students safer. Firestorm provided crisis management and crisis communications services to Virginia Tech after the shootings, and more recently to Littleton, CO, Roswell, NM and Jefferson County School District in Colorado (location of Columbine) among others.
Firestorm works in many industry sectors, including education, energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, retail, summer camps and technology. Firestorm has expertise in Risk Assessment, Planning (Emergency Response, Crisis/Consequence Management, Crisis Communications, Business Continuity, Communicable Illness/Pandemic, Security, Social Media Risk and Workplace Violence) Training/Testing, Business Intelligence, and Crisis Response
Firestorm® is a national leader in crisis/consequence management, communications, emergency response and business continuity consulting services. Firestorm utilizes the tremendous knowledge acquired by its founders, staff and Expert Council, while managing some of this nation’s worst crises, to provide critical decision support to its clients.
The Firestorm mission is to build strong Disaster Ready People and Disaster Ready Businesses. Firestorm assists organizations in developing a culture of preparedness, so they are ready to respond when disaster strikes. The Firestorm PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology, along with an expert staff allow client organizations to implement comprehensive “preparedness” programs, which aligns with, or exceed, industry best practices.
Firestorm helps its clients identify vulnerabilities and establish appropriate enterprise-wide preparedness programs that encompass emergency response, crisis/consequence management, crisis communications and business continuity. In addition, Firestorm helps its clients protect employees, assets, revenue, brand and reputation, and ultimately, the value to all stakeholders.
The three Firestorm founders have more than 100 years of combined experience handling and managing crises. They gained this experience as C-level officers/directors of companies, and as advisors to boards and management teams. They have extensive experience with both public and private companies.
Firestorm serves its network of clients through offices in seventeen locations across the United States, with its corporate headquarters in Atlanta. The Firestorm team is built with senior staff accustomed to working with Board and C-Suite executives in Fortune 500 companies. They include attorneys, engineers, architects, accountants, and educators, as well as risk management, crisis management, and business continuity professionals. The team combines industry expertise with actual hands-on management experience, thereby enabling them to understand organizational challenges and design solutions.
Firestorm also has an Expert Council™ made up of more than one hundred individuals with world renowned knowledge in their fields. Firestorm leverages their unparalleled expertise in the delivery of services to its clients, by integrating their thought leadership into the methodologies and approaches utilized on all projects.
Together, Firestorm founders, staff and Expert Council bring a level of credibility and skill to the preparedness and crisis response process which cannot be matched by any other consulting firm.
Firestorm is available to clients, 24 x 7, to plan for and/or mitigate the impacts of any crisis or disaster.
Firestorm is also the Nation’s Leading Expert In School Violence Prevention, Planning, and Training
SCHOOL PREPAREDNESS – simplifying Preparedness
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 and cyber bullying and sexting, as well as new forms of communicable illness, it is necessary that schools continually update their plans.
Firestorm Solutions is a national leader in crisis management consulting and crisis management response. Firestorm was on scene at Virginia Tech, and is currently engaged to help keep hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of students safer.
The Firestorm School Workplace Violence Prevention Team includes Firestorm principals who have significant experience developing emergency response, crisis management, security and workplace violence plans for K-12 (public and private) as well as higher education institutions throughout the country. They have responded to: school shootings, sex abuse, suicides, bullying, sexual harassment, cyber-bullying, hazing, employee-on-employee and student-on-student violence, domestic violence spilling over into the school setting, and child pornography.
Firestorm principals and Expert Council members include some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the country on the topic of school and workplace violence, forensic and clinical psychology, threat assessment, security, safety and trauma. Their experience is hands-on, and the lessons-learned that are shared are based on real life experiences handled by these experts. They include team members who led or participated in the response at Littleton, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine, Platte Canyon, Youth With A Mission, Deer Creek, Beslan. They all stand ready to assist at a moment’s notice.
Firestorm can be reached at: 770-643-1114