On Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, the community of Beaver Crossing was hit by an EF-3 tornado that damaged nearly every structure in the town of 403 residents including much of the village owned facilities and many of the town’s trees.
“For years, a forest of trees hid Beaver Crossing. Now, when you come into town from the south, you can see everything. The tornado tore through the trees along the river around the town,” said Jill Sharkey, Beaver Crossing Village Clerk/Treasurer. In the last three years, Sharkey has seen the community come together to move on and rebuild. More…
How to address private swimming lessons taught at your public facility
Hot weather means swimming pools are gearing up for summer crowds. Pools are opening up across the state in the next month with hundreds of kids expected to take swimming lessons. In some cases, there will be lifeguards making some extra money on the side by giving private swimming lessons. The League Association of Risk Management (LARM) has answers to some Frequently Asked Questions concerning private swimming lessons taught at your public facility.
Wahoo hires its first full-time EMT
As more members of volunteer fire departments work at jobs located a distance away from their hometowns, it can be a challenge for them to respond in a timely manner to emergency calls.The City of Wahoo has hired Grant Anderson as their first fulltime emergency medical technician (EMT) to fill the gap of time until a full crew can arrive at a rescue call.
Besides responding to the calls that come in from the 71 square miles that Wahoo covers, Anderson also supervises the 42 EMT volunteers of the Wahoo Rescue Squad. The rescue squad responds to an average of 500 calls for assistance per year plus 200 more transfer requests from nursing homes to area hospitals.
“I ensure that our rescue squad members follow all required standards and policies so that we can provide the necessary advanced level of care. The City of Wahoo has recognized the importance of providing quality medical services for their citizens,” Anderson said.
The City of Wahoo has been a member of the League Association of Risk Management (LARM) since 2004. Anderson is pictured with the 2016 four-wheel-drive rescue unit recently purchased by the City of Wahoo.
Members submit your photos for 2018 LARM calendar
LARM Members are invited to submit photos to be considered for publication in the 2018 LARM Calendar. We would like to promote your City, Village, Rural Fire District, Natural Resources District, Sanitary and Improvement District, Solid Waste Agency, Economic Development District, and Board of Public Works. This is your opportunity to showcase your public entity!
Policing in the 21st century
Bradley Wentlandt, Chief of Police, Greenfield, WI Police Department is the Northcentral Region Chair of the State Associations of Chiefs of Police, a division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, President of the Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association and Treasurer of the Wisconsin Police Executive Group. In 2014, he was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to the Wisconsin Interoperability Council.
Chief Wentlandt is the founder and coordinator of the Wisconsin Command College, a joint venture of the Department of Justice and the University of Wisconsin. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor, lecturer and Program Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Certified Public Manager Program.
To proactively identify, prevent or economically resolve liability exposures in a professional manner while supporting an environment of education, integrity and consistency that results in the mitigation of risk.
“It is our mission at the League Association of Risk Management to provide our members, who own the program, reliable and continuous service that effectively manages their financial risks and promotes rate and coverage stability.”