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August 13, 2021

Special Districts Share Mental Health Support

While adequate mental health support may be just getting started when it comes to comprehensive care for firefighters, creating an open and supportive environment for firefighters to discuss mental health concerns is an important step in improving fire service culture. Here are some of the programs fire districts use to support staff.

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August 13, 2021

Turning Waste(water) Into a Resource

Although turning wastewater into potable water is expensive, arid areas that are facing a drought may need to turn to this method in order to meet demand.

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August 11, 2021

EV Battery Fires Challenge Fire Departments

With over one million electric and plug-in cars driving in the US, fire departments and first responders need to be prepared for dealing with a lithium-ion battery fire.

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August 11, 2021

Popularity of Esports Brings Liabilities

The popularity of eSports has grown substantially, due to Covid-19, leading many companies to invest in this new technology. However, this quick, initial interest means that potential risk and liabilities may be overlooked.

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August 11, 2021

Top Factors Contributing to Rising Construction Costs

Insuring property has become challenging in recent years. Property owners and brokers have been increasingly burdened with rising property insurance premiums, increased scrutiny from underwriters, and calls for better exposure data.

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July 23, 2021

AI and the Future of Risk Management

Advancing technologies poised to bring change to the insurance industry.

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July 23, 2021

Social Media Risks for Special Districts

Public entities should consider the following when posting and commenting online.

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May 25, 2021

Flood Zones and Spring Thaw

When spring thaw begins, it may lead to flooding, landslides, debris flows, and even dam failure. For property owners, knowledge of the warning signs, adequate preparation, and emergency planning can make the difference between a total loss and keeping your head above water.

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May 24, 2021

Updates from the Hail Capital

Colorado often receives 3-4 big hailstorms annually, each one totaling up to $25 million in insured damages, at minimum. Why are the hailstorms of the Centennial state so extreme?

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May 23, 2021

Connecting Water Districts through CoWARN

CoWARN is Colorado’s Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network. It is open to any public or private water or wastewater provider within the state and its mission is to promote the exchange of goods and services between utilities during times of crisis.

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