Risk Management Articles

October 23, 2019

Twenty Eyes Are Better Than One

Everyone juggles multiple duties in their job, but this makes it hard to devote time to safety. While some districts have a dedicated safety manager, tight budgets can make these roles a luxury. Discover how to make the most of staff meetings.

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October 23, 2019

Fire Departments Use Compassion in Response to Unhoused Population

Responding to the unhoused population is a persistent challenge for fire departments and first responders within every community. Discover the ways Colorado towns are managing the issue in unique ways.

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October 23, 2019

Ask the Experts: Are My Fraud and Embezzlement Limits High Enough?

Find out about the Pool’s history with these types of claims. Discover our best advice to members moving forward and ways that you can evaluate and remedy the risk where you work.

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July 19, 2019

MVRs Provide Safe, Effective Way to Vet Drivers and Vehicles

Motor Vehicle Records can be utilized to obtain driving records for your employees and provide information about your fleet. This can help you avoid problems down the road.

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April 15, 2019

The Sky is Falling: The Cassandra Curse

It’s easy to ignore warnings about threats not right in front of you. But that decision could devastate everything your district works toward.

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December 27, 2018

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Risk Management

Here’s a list of things you can do to improve your risk management. The best part? Most of them are free!

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March 28, 2018

Recap of Gordon Graham Visit

What follows are general highlights from his exceptional presentation on real risk management at the 2017 SDA Forums last November. For more information on Gordon Graham, his impressive body of work, and Lexipol, please visit www.lexipol.com.

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October 7, 2015

Climate Change and the Danger of Forecasting Risk

According to a report released in April by the SmarterSafer coalition, a group made up of more than 30 different organizations that include some of the world’s largest insurance companies, the U.S. must increase its spending on pre-disaster mitigation efforts and infrastructure protection in order to adequately manage the inherent risks of climate change.

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July 14, 2015

Common Sense & Weather Make for Good Wildfire Forecast — But Don’t Let Your Guard Down

In February, California-based research firm CoreLogic released its 2015 Wildfire Risk analysis, reporting that in the Western United States, there are nearly 900,000 homes considered at “high” or “very high” risk from wildfires, representing an estimated total reconstruction cost of more than $237 billion.

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