Firestorm produces a variety of publications with contributions from specialists of various disciplines, professions and industries. It is the breadth and depth of our human capital that distinguish­es Firestorm research and publications.

Firestorm White Papers

Firestorm Whitepapers are no-fee resources provided as a service to help you in all aspects of Crisis Management, Business Continuity, and Preparedness.

Firestorm provides information regarding emerging events or subjects that can assist clients in critical decisions that have a measurable impact on their bottom line. Firestorm White Papers identify issues, significance and impacts, and decisions needed. Firestorm White Papers inform with expert opinions or relevant research.

  • Disaster Ready People Book
  • Using Social Media in Disasters
  • Banking & Risk Management
  • Bus Continuity/Crisis Management
  • PS Prep
  • Why Measure Readiness?
  • Workplace Violence
  • World of Endless Turmoil
  • Why Test Plans


It is possible that an organization’s workforce could be depleted by 40% or more at any given time during the H1N1 pandemic. The impact and recovery could last 18 to 24 months. The majority of steps needed to prepare for this risk are operational. Human Resource issues, such as how employers plan to address screening, monitoring, leave, absenteeism, and other processes and policies involving their workforce are critical, and have strategic implications.

Firestorm’s Human Resources Reference Guide is intended to assist organizations in Human Resource planning for a pandemic or communicable illness outbreak. Firestorm recognizes that organizations may need guidance in light of the current H1N1 Pandemic outbreak. We have created a document containing the highlights of the HR Reference Guide. Click to download the HR Pandemic/Communicable Illness Guide.

One of the common failures in continuity planning for businesses is the failure to educate and train employees. An employee will not be available to work, if he/she is concerned about their family’s safety. Two of Firestorm’s principals, Harry Rhulen and James Satterfield have co-written a book titled, Disaster Ready People for a Disaster Ready America.

A key building block in designing a company’s Business Continuity Plan is ensuring that each employee has a disaster plan in place at home. Disaster Ready People for a Disaster Ready America is divided into twelve chapters, ideally one for each month, so that by the end of one year, employees and their families will be disaster-ready.

Firestorm regularly publishes informational white papers to educate readers. The purpose of a white paper is to advocate that a certain position is the best solution for a particular problem. Firestorm specialists contribute unique perspectives evident in our white papers based upon their depth of industry knowledge.



Firestorm® Solutions, is a Novume™ Solutions company (Nasdaq: NVMM), and is a leading crisis and risk management firm and America’s CRISIS COACH®. Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients in transforming crisis into value by responding to some of the largest and most complex crisis events as well as combining best-practice consulting with proven crisis management expertise. Firestorm empowers clients to manage crisis and risk through assessments, audits, program development, insurance partnerships, training and advisory services using the PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology.

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, insurance-related services, communicable illness/pandemic planning, predictive intelligence, and every preparedness initiative.

Firestorm provided crisis management and crisis communications services to Virginia Tech after the shootings and continues to provide services to keep tens of thousands of employees, customers and students safer.

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