School Violence: How To Stop The Madness?
On February 18, Firestorm® teamed with key national partners for an expanded 120-minute, no-fee virtual active shooter violence crisis exercise.
Firestorm and retired Superintendents from Jefferson and Littleton school districts provided personal insights from the Virginia Tech, Columbine and Arapaho school shootings.
Led by Jim Satterfield, Firestorm President and Chief Operating Officer and joined by Firestorm Co-founder’s Suzy Loughlin (CAO) and Harry Rhulen (CEO) and other industry experts, these exercises were interactive, illustrating the various phases of an escalating violence incident: how to respond, what to communicate, and response to the unexpected and unknown.
Schools from around the world gathered their teams in conference rooms and virtually, and participated in this valuable exercise.
The exercise allowed participants to experience a cyber crisis environment, learn the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of actions and communications, and view how other businesses responded to an active shooter situation.
This paper is a natural next-step, and is a compilation of active shooter crisis best practices from all of our session panelists.