Workplace Violence: How to Stop the Madness?

Workplace violence fear is an increasing concern nationally. Do you know what to look for before violence comes to work? How do your plans reduce these risks and threats?

On February 8, Firestorm® teamed with key national partners for an expanded 120-minute, no-fee virtual workplace violence crisis exercise.

Led by Jim Satterfield, Firestorm President and Chief Operating Officer, and joined by Suzy Loughlin, Firestorm Co-Founder and CAO, the 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.

Companies 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.



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, artificial 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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