How We Support Crisis Planning and Response for K-12 Schools

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Challenges for School Administrators College Woman

College, University and School Administration at every level face threats and potential crises, including those related to:

  • Threats of violence
  • Terrorist threats
  • Disease outbreak
  • Inappropriate teacher-student conduct
  • Bullying, including cyber bullying
  • Cyber risk,hacking and security risk
  • Social Media misuse and Behaviors of Concern
  • Serious misconduct and felony charges by former or current school employees
  • Sexting and cyber threats of harm
  • Disasters, including tornadoes, fires, explosions, and toxic environmental exposures
  • Lawsuits against administrators and school districts concerning a myriad of issues, from proper school funding to physical injury

We help school administration anticipate these and other events, minimize exposure where possible, develop crisis plans, test crisis plans, and assist administration in crisis.

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School Crisis Planning and Prevention

Most events relating to crisis can be anticipated.  Today, in addition to natural disasters, school officials need to address events that were not as foreseeable in past decades, such as threats of violence, terrorist threats and bullying.

Our School Crisis Prevention and Planning is devoted to helping educate administrators concerning all aspects of crisis, working with administration to identify risks and anticipate types of crisis, taking steps to minimize risk where possible, and developing school crisis plans to be implemented in emergency situations.  As part of our school crisis prevention and planning, we also work with administrators to test emergency plans and refine plans as needed over time.

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How We Help School Administrators Respond in Crisis

When crisis occurs, not only is immediate response required, but the right response is necessary to ensure proper and consistent message delivery, and to convey a sense of control.

We help school administrators better perform their job by:

  • Providing our experience to assist in critical decision-making
  • Assisting in the development of Behaviors of Concern profiles and Behavioral Threat Assessment Teams
  • Helping implement plans
  • Testing Plans
  • Helping facilitate crisis communication and media management, particularly in terms of social media communication and management.

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Firestorm provides extensive educational opportunities for School Administrators and teams, both no-fee and for fee.  Our no-fee webinars are one-hour long sessions reviewing timely topics each month.  Many of these sessions are in partnership with school organizations — The University of Alabama, Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, Virginia Association of Independent Schools, Georgia Independent Schools Association and others — and through vendor partners such as RenWeb and MIR3.

Firestorm also hosts special Virtual Test Exercises throughout the year.  These sessions are 90- to 120-minutes in length, and are designed to recreate an actual crisis event with full teams participating.

Last, Firestorm custom designs a variety of in-service and on-site seminars, workshops, planning sessions, testing and tabletop exercises, and support and retained service activities. Please call us to learn more at (800) 321-2219

Our Expertise – Predict Crisis, Plan for Crisis and Perform in Crisis

We have worked with hundreds of Colleges, Universities, schools and school districts providing crisis education and management.  Our ongoing educational programs, webinars, and blog postings are seen by thousands of educators each year.

For more information regarding a list of specific engagements that we have been authorized to share by our clients, please contact us at (770) 643-1114

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