Author Archives: Lam Pham

The Crossing of Policy and Medicine

With the opioid epidemic raging, the life-saving drug Narcan has become a key issue for many districts.

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Member Spotlight: Pueblo City-County Library District

Back in March, Pueblo City-County Library District won the Leslie B. Knope Award for Best Public Library in America contest, a national competition sponsored by the group Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

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Don’t Get Swept Off Your Feet!

While weak tornadoes can be common, the Centennial State experiences an average of 60 tornadoes a year, and there’s no way of predicting when a more destructive super cell will appear…

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Firefighting into the Future

Firefighters place themselves in harm’s way for their communities every day, and as technology continues to propel forward, new advancements proffer potentially life-changing benefits to the men and women in the fire service.

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Member Spotlight: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) sits only a few miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, so both fun and safety are always on their radar. We had the opportunity to speak with the EVRPD staff about their district’s safety culture and effective approach to staff training.

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Member Spotlight: Fountain Sanitation District UPDATED

Recently, we had the privilege of speaking with Assistant Operations Superintendent Josh Watkins from Fountain Sanitation District about the merits of the BDP Screw Press and how it has positively impacted district operations.

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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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End of an Era for Gridiron?

There have been multiple studies that suggest tackle football for youth may lead to long-term neurological damage and cognitive functions.

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IT’S HERE…

We have been talking about cyber security for years, and up until now, it’s always seemed like a distant threat. Districts are being hacked and ransomed for their information now.

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Member Spotlight: Silverthorne / Dillon Joint Sewer Authority

We had the privilege of talking to Operations Superintendent Jason Kruckeberg and Chief Plant Operator Chris Ayriss on how Silverthorne / Dillon Joint Sewer Authority achieved such outstanding numbers of completed courses, and how it may have impacted their district’s safety culture.

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