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Kyle McPhee


Kyle McPhee is director of preparedness programs for Hagerty Consulting, a national emergency-management consulting firm. He has worked with a wide range of public- and private-sector organizations in the areas of emergency management, homeland security, business continuity and public-health preparedness.

McPhee's expertise includes planning, training and exercises related to emergency response, catastrophic incidents, mission-ready packages, mass care, and evacuation, and he has been instrumental in the development of hundreds of emergency-management plans and policies at various levels of government. He holds a master's of science degree in biosecurity and disaster preparedness from Saint Louis University.

A tragic school fire decades ago brought about real change that has saved lives. Today's school shootings call for the same kind of comprehensive response.
Communities need a 'life cycle' approach to preventing and recovering from violent incidents in public places.