For Immediate Release – Retired U.S. Army Officer the Latest Firestorm Franchisee

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Retired U.S. Army Officer the Latest Firestorm Franchisee

MAY 17, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ROSWELL, Ga. – During a 20-plus year military career, Lt. Col. Oz Hill (U.S. Army, ret.) learned the necessity and value of preparedness. As the newest Firestorm® Franchise Principal, he will be using those lessons to help business consulting clients reach their peak preparedness levels.
 
Lt. Col. Hill has extensive experience in security management, emergency preparedness and response, and continuity of operations planning. He said the value of Firestorm’s intellectual capital was evident during his franchise research.

“Two things resonated with me,’’ Hill said, “Firestorm’s extraordinary capacity to provide solutions tailored to meet the specific requirements of each client, as evidenced by its Online Resource Center of proprietary documents and materials; and the body of knowledge represented by Firestorm’s Expert Council, with leaders such as Gen. (Russel) Honore (U.S. Army, ret.) and former U.S. Surgeon General (David) Satcher.’’

Firestorm is a national leader in crisis management, vulnerability analysis/threat assessment, risk mitigation and business continuity. Its unique PREDICT. PLAN. PERFORM.® process is the foundation for a next-generation suite of consulting services, tools and software that create resilient, disaster-ready organizations. Franchisees utilize all capabilities of Firestorm (www.firestorm.com), including its name and trademark; operational methodology including plans, policies, procedures and training; and access to its staff, 100-member strategic Expert Council, 2000-member tactical Solutions Board, and Online Resource Center.

“Oz brings a dynamic perspective to Firestorm,’’ said Firestorm President/Co-Founder Jim Satterfield. “Oz’s ability to address business risks and challenges with trained military insight, analysis and efficiency will be invaluable to our clients.’’

Firestorm provided the on-site crisis management support at Virginia Tech, and has teamed with W.W. Grainger Inc. to offer business continuity and preparedness products and services. The implementation of Public Law 110-53, Title IX (PS-PREP), which mandates the U.S. Department of Homeland Security certify business continuity plans in the private sector, creates wide-ranging opportunities for the BCP industry. Other significant drivers include the emergence of new communicable illnesses; the increase in natural disasters related to climate change; and elevated exposure to mass violence/terrorism threats.

Hill’s franchise will operate in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Denver. He can be reached at [email protected] or (678) 360-7885.

To obtain Firestorm Franchise information, contact Jim Satterfield at (770) 643-1114 or [email protected].

Media inquiries should be directed to Mike Pennetti at [email protected] or (678) 892-4110.

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