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Press Release: AI Could Prevent the Next School Shooting



How Artificial Intelligence Could Prevent the Next School Shooting

Firestorm Solutions Leading the way in Crisis Prevention


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2019) - Firestorm Solutions, LLC, (Firestorm®) is leading the way in crisis and risk management by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) in its successful school violence prevention program, BeRThA® (Behavioral Risk Threat Assessment). The program helps schools identify, assess, manage and respond to students who may pose threats of violence. The result can be real-time identification, mediation and counseling of behaviors of concern before it escalates into violent action.   

Led by an executive team of former U.S. secret service agents, BeRThA®’s serves as an online training program that functions as part of a school’s overall School Violence Prevention Program. The AI technology within the program evaluates data on social media platforms scanning for links and keywords that red flag the system.

Firestorm has aggregated best practices from many sources in the mental health, threat assessment, law enforcement and education sectors. Extensive resources include guidance from the United States Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Education, Association of Threat Management Professionals, American Psychological Association, Department of Labor, OSHA, Department of Defense, Colorado School Safety Resource Center and other thought leaders on the topic of school violence.

As we near the anniversary of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that occurred on February 14, 2018, leaders are looking for programs and preventative measures to detect student behaviors of concern before an escalation or active shooter event occurs.

“We are proud to provide the Firestorm Behavioral Risk Threat Assessment Program (BeRThA®) to prevent and confront school violence, one of the most difficult challenges of our time,” said Ken Newman, Vice President of Sales and Development.


About Firestorm

Firestorm® Solutions, a Novume Solutions company (NASDAQ: NVMM), is a leading crisis and risk management firm and America’s CRISIS COACH®. Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients responding to some of the largest and most complex crisis events by 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. Additional information on Firestorm can be accessed online at firestorm.com.

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