Category Archives: Members

Articles that talk about Pool members, the Pool itself, and other human and district-centric stories.

Member Spotlight: Innovating for the Common Good at Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts

Recently, we had a chance to talk with Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts about their use of a geographic information system (GIS) to help manage their public assets. This was a very enlightening discussion which revealed a lot about this very valuable resource.

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Member Spotlight: Poudre Fire Authority

Last year, our Safety Management Consultant Adam Johnsen paid a visit to PFA and had the chance to participate in a safety committee meeting. He was so impressed that we decided to interview Support Battalion Chief, Gary Nuckols for more insight on what it takes to create an effective safety culture.

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Member Spotlight: Evergreen Metropolitan District

In September 2016, the CSD Pool’s Safety Consultant Adam Johnsen had the privilege of visiting the good folks at Evergreen Metropolitan District. We were so impressed with this district’s dedication to safety that we had to feature them in this issue’s Member Spotlight.

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Member Spotlight: Pueblo West Metropolitan District

Pueblo West Metropolitan District has shown an exemplary commitment to the safety and wellbeing of their employees and visitors, which is why they’re our featured member spotlight. Utilizing a multi-pronged approach to address worker health, safety, and loss prevention topics, Pueblo West has demonstrated a commitment to constantly improve while instilling a culture of inclusion and buy-in from all district employees.

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Safety Committees The What and Why (Part 3 of 3) feat. Eagle River Water and Sanitation District

Safety committees can be highly effective channels for delivering safety information as well as encouraging feedback and suggestions from your entire workforce. But some of the most well-intentioned safety committees fall far short of management’s expectations–usually for one of several common reasons.

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Bringing Home a Piece of History

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a team of disaster responders from Colorado–several of whom were from Poudre Fire Authority (PFA)–rushed to New York to aid in the recovery and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero.

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President Stan Gengler Retires, Ending 20 Years of Service on the CSD Pool Board

December 2015 marked the end of an era for the CSD Pool, as Stan Gengler’s 20-year run as a Pool Board Member came to a close. Gengler, from the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), had been the Board’s President since 2007.

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District Feature: Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries see a total of nearly 1.9 million visitors pass through the doors of their six branches each year. With so many visitors, each of their 312 employees shares a responsibility to promote and maintain a safe, healthy environment for visitors and staff.

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Safety Committees: The What and Why

Some companies and managers view safety as a top-down concept. Management sets out the rules, and the workers are expected to follow without question. But without buy-in from the workers, those rules are likely to create dissension and lead to bigger problems – or prove to be inappropriate in real-world situations.

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Keeping it Personal: Fire Districts Focus on Employee Wellness to Prevent Injuries

Employers of all types are starting to embrace and integrate comprehensive wellness programs, and for good reason. Wellness programs have been shown to impart many positive results, including decreased absenteeism, lower healthcare costs, and fewer medical claims while simultaneously increasing employee productivity, morale and retention.

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