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June 20, 2018

The things you do and decisions you make on a daily basis will dictate how you perform during the intense stress of a crisis

First 15TM works because it includes planning and training well in advance of an incident.  You never know if today is going to be “the day,” and you can’t wish yourself out of a crisis.  It is important to be prepared and First 15TM allows you to face your next crisis with confidence. 

First 15TM help organizations establish a culture where every person in the organization is demonstrating and practicing specific behaviors in their daily activities and decision-making processes.  These repetitive behaviors create habits that will not only strengthen the organization but will be the basis upon which it responds to incidents and crises.

These daily behaviors provide people with security and confidence; they then watch over you and your business.  We have researched, cataloged, and defined the following 15 Sentinel Habits that must be practiced daily by leaders a...

June 13, 2018

"All problems become smaller when you confront them instead of dodging them."

                - William F. Halsey, Fleet Admiral, US Navy during World War II

The First 15TM Incident Response System is active from long before an event occurs and continues to remain active until the organization is fully recovered.  The four main phases include

  1. Preparing for a crisis;

  2. Assessing the situation;

  3. Responding to a crisis; and

  4. Recovering from a crisis.

The First 15TM Incident Response System encourages organizations to establish a deliberate planning process in the Preparation phase.  Although the details and complexity of this process will certainly vary between organizations/agencies of different types and sizes, First 15TM provides a prescriptive method to prepare in advance of an incident.  The planning process begins with an innovative and proprietary internal analysis to explore and define the unique e...

June 6, 2018

The decisions you make and the actions you take in the first 15 minutes of an incident will determine the outcome. 

Harkcon Academy is making our world safe, one workplace community at a time.  History shows that it will take at least 5 minutes and maybe as many 15 for first responders to arrive on scene.  Therefore, you must be prepared to do what you can to mitigate the impacts of an incident in your workplace.  Your response must be confident, firm and immediate.  The decisions you make and the actions you take in the first 15 minutes are critical to ensuring your success.

Are you and your organization ready?  You have to start well in advance in building the skills, knowledge, and confidence of your people.  You must embed certain foundational principles into your daily operations and management functions so that you can leverage them during an incident.  Your people must be aware, observant, and proactive. 

First 15TM is a dynamic and tailorable crisis l...

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