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Virtual Active Shooter Stress Test Exercise For Schools

February 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

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Firestorm Virtual Active Shooter Stress Test Panelists

SAVE THE DATE! FEB 18TH, 2 PM EST – VIRTUAL active shooter EXERCISE for schools

REGISTER: Thursday, February 18th 2:00 PM EST

Firestorm, industry leaders and retired Superintendents from Jefferson and Littleton school districts provide personal insights from the Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Arapahoe school shootings.

The headlines say it all. Violence fSchool Shooting January 2016ear is an increasing concern nationally. Do you know what to look for before violence comes to your school? How do your plans reduce these risks and threats?

Join Firestorm and key, national partners for an expanded 120-minute, no-fee virtual active shooter violence crisis exercise. Test your plans, identify any gaps, and benchmark your response before a real crisis occurs. Don’t wait for violence; experience what needs to be done before, during, and after a violence event.

REGISTER: Thursday, February 18th 2:00 PM EST

Firestorm celebrates more than 10 years of service in empowering people to manage risk and crises. In 2015, more than one thousand organizations participated in live Firestorm interactive virtual exercises. Firestorm has expanded the virtual exercise format to provide more time for each team to participate and make critical decisions.

Led by Jim Satterfield, Firestorm President and Chief Operating Officer and joined by Firestorm Co-founders Suzy Loughlin (CAO) and  Harry Rhulen (CEO), along with valued industry experts, these exercises are interactive, illustrating the various phases of an escalating violence incident. Test how to respond, what to communicate, and your team’s response to the unexpected and unknown.


  • Crisis/consequence management overview
  • Exercise structure, objectives and assumptions
  • WPV crisis scenario: series of escalations
  • Hot wash self-review and crisis management maturity
    model analysis
  • Warning signs and indicators
  • Next steps and resources

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to ensure their Campus is prepared for an incident of violence, such as School District Leadership/Superintendents, Senior Crisis Team members, Crisis Communication Team members, Teaching Staff, Support Staff, Human Resources, Security professionals, Facilities and Campus teams and others.

Our Expert Panel

CindyStevensonCindy Stevenson, Ph.D.

Superintendent, Jeffco Schools (Retired)

Dr. Stevenson spent 42 years working in public K-12 education. She has been a teacher and a principal. She spent 12 years as the superintendent of Jeffco Schools, an 85,000-student district and the home of Columbine High School. She is now retired and teaching senior leadership classes at the University of Colorado at Denver.




Nora StranskyNora K. Stransky, CIC, CPIW,

President, Special Markets Insurance Consultants, Inc.

Ms. Stransky founded Special Markets Insurance Consultants (“SMIC”) and is responsible for the underwriting of various student accident and special risks programs of accident medical and liability coverage for the sports, students, youth and leisure markets.




Scott SmithScott Smith, Product Manager

RenWeb Parent Alert

Scott is the Product Manager for RenWeb’s Parent Alert emergency notification service.

He is responsible for product development, sales and technical support. He is passionate about helping schools implement Parent Alert for all types of scenarios that include school emergencies, closings, lockdowns, bus delays, cancellations or schedule changes.


Matthew V DelDucaMatthew V. DelDuca

Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Matthew V. DelDuca is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP and chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. He also is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Mr. DelDuca is an experienced trial lawyer who, over the last two decades, has litigated hundreds of cases in the New Jersey state and federal courts and has tried dozens of cases to verdict.


Kristin H JonesKristin H. Jones

Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Kristin H. Jones is a partner in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Jones serves on the firm’s Associates and Hiring Committees. Ms. Jones is an experienced commercial litigator, specializing in cases arising out of allegations of fraud, false statements and bad faith. She has significant courtroom experience, including trials in state and federal courts and arbitration in AAA and other forums.


Suzy LoughlinSuzy Loughlin

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, Firestorm

Suzy is the co-Founder, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer of Firestorm.  She leads the Behavioral Risk Threat Assessment (BeRThA™) practice within Firestorm. Suzy provides critical decision support to clients, and has extensive experience in the development of crisis management & communications, workplace violence, emergency response, business continuity and communicable illness plans on behalf of corporations and educational institutions.




Jim SatterfieldJim Satterfield

President, Chief Operating Officer, Firestorm

James (Jim) W. Satterfield is the President/COO and co-founder of Firestorm®. Jim is a nationally recognized expert, keynote speaker and presenter on crisis management, threat assessment, disaster preparedness and business continuity planning.


Harry RhulenHarry Rhulen

CEO, Firestorm

Harry Rhulen is the Chairman/CEO of Firestorm. As the Chairman/CEO of Firestorm, and through Mr. Rhulen’s leadership, Firestorm is currently engaged to help keep hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of students safer. Harry has personally responded to some of the nation’s greatest school tragedies—including Virginia Tech, Littleton, Columbine, Arapahoe, and Platte Canyon. Harry’s crisis response experience extends beyond school shootings and includes incidents of sexual abuse, suicide, bullying, hazing, employee/student/domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, drowning, and child pornography allegations.

REGISTER: Thursday, February 18th 2:00 PM EST

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