Category Archives: Loss Prevention

Articles that present information on minimizing risk, containing costs, and managing your district’s expenses. Includes information about Pool programs and services aimed at mitigating risk.

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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The Devastating Effects of Stress

While stress can come as the result of a sudden trauma or incident, such as an accident, loss of a job, loss of a loved one, or bad diagnosis, it can also come from the routine responsibilities we all face. That’s key: everyone faces stress.

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Plugging Into the Future

As the state continues to move away from fossil fuel dependency, we can only imagine that electric vehicles and charging stations will gain even more traction with businesses and homeowners. The Denver area alone has over 150 charging stations and that number is expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next several years as electric cars go from niche to common.

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The Foundations of Ergonomics

Do you ever get a sore neck just sitting at your desk during the work day? Does your wrist ever become sore while typing? If this is you, there is a lot you can do to address the causes of some of your pain with the help of ergonomics.

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Don’t Wait! Now’s the Time to Winterize Your District’s Property [Updated]

Your personal homeowner’s insurance policy likely contains an exclusion for damage caused by frozen pipes if you leave your home unheated or fail to drain your pipes while being away for an extended period. In the eyes of your insurance company, this is a matter of personal responsibility—to your insurer, failure to take these sensible steps is negligence.

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An Open Letter to District Supervisors and Managers

As a supervisor in your district, you are looked upon as a leader and as such, you have a responsibility to guide your team, adapt to changes that come up, and plan for success. But part of that mission means ensuring that your district is both a safe workplace and a safe place for guests and visitors.

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CFH Trust Expands to Help Firefighters Cope with Catastrophic Illness

Starting this month, the Colorado Firefighter Heart and Circulatory Benefits Trust will officially become the Colorado Firefighter Heart and Cancer Benefits Trust (CFHC Trust). This change comes on the heels of Governor Hickenlooper’s signing of Senate Bill 17-214, which makes it possible for the CFHC Trust to provide coverage for five statutorily covered cancers similarly to providing benefits for heart and circulatory malfunctions to firefighters

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Our eyes are important parts of our lives. People rely heavily on visual information to complete even the most mundane tasks like making breakfast or navigating your way to work. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that there are roughly 2,000 eye injuries every day in the United States.

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Stay Cool by Avoiding Heat-Related Illness

We have compiled a list of guidelines for those who work outdoors on how to identify and respond to different heat-related illnesses. These guidelines are based on OSHA safety recommendations, and more detailed information can be found on their website.

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A Dangerous Game of Hide and Seek

The Pool covers thousands of acres of parks across many special districts. These parks can become hot beds for liability and worker’s compensation claims if districts do not maintain adequate levels of safety.

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