JUNE 24, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GOLDEN, Co. – Firestorm Chairman/CEO Harry W. Rhulen will be a featured speaker at the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute’s upcoming convention at The Canyons Grand Summit Resort in Park City, Utah.

Rhulen, whose company was retained to support and assist the Virginia Tech administration in the wake of last year’s shootings, will deliver a presentation entitled “Luck Is Not Your Strategic Plan,” encapsulating the company’s unique, human-capital approach to business continuity and disaster planning, on July 1 at 11:15 a.m.

In addition, Rhulen and Firestorm Director of Manufacturing Terri L. Ray will conduct a professional development credit course in crisis communications for RMCMI members on June 27-28.

The course, entitled “Planning and Correctly Communicating Unexpected Events” will provide communications tools necessary for a company’s response to crises or disasters. Attendees will learn how to identify critical audiences, craft and deliver targeted messages, and manage the flow of information.

Media members are invited to attend and Rhulen, the co-author of Disaster Ready People for a Disaster Ready America, is available for prearranged interviews. The book is a comprehensive guide to personal preparedness and is available for free download at www.firestorm.com.

Firestorm and members of its Expert Council have been directly involved in crisis communications and mitigation during 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and Virginia Tech.

The Firestorm Expert Council is comprised of dozens of highly respected leaders in security/safety, health/medicine, manufacturing/mining, crisis communications/response, risk management, law, finance and corporate governance/compliance. Distinguished members include former U.S. Surgeons General Koop and Satcher.

Contact Rhulen at 1-800-321-2219, ext. 112 or hrhulen@firestorm.com.

Firestorm (www.firestorm.com) is a strategic consulting firm which focuses on vulnerability analysis, threat assessment and mitigation, and crisis communications and management.

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