“Surviving Emotional Trauma” training for first responders
It’s not only members of the military that can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Firefighters and emergency medical personnel who work with traumatic scenes on a regular basis can be susceptible to the struggles associated with the disorder. According to a survey by CareerCast, a firefighter is the 2nd most stressful job behind an Infantry Soldier.
That’s one reason the “Surviving Emotional Trauma, Creative Tools for Emotional Survival and Resiliency for First Responders” training will be held at the Scottsbluff Fire Hall, May 9, at 6:00 pm and at the North Platte Fire Hall, May 10, at 1:00 pm.
“Anyone who works as a first responder whether they’re in a volunteer or paid position is invited to the training. Even if they aren’t feeling stress from trauma they have witnessed, they may learn something they could share with a co-worker or friend or they may learn tips to prevent PTSD,” said Fred Wiebelhaus, Field Adjuster Supervisor with the League Association of Risk Management (LARM) who is sponsoring the event.
Wiebelhaus said there is no charge for the training although those who plan on attending can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 402-440-9129.
Celebrating over 20 years of service to communities
A city or village has many assets to protect whether it be the parks that the kids play in or the community hall that brings its citizens together. Wausa’s Village Clerk Karen Kleinschmit and Jim Schumacher, Village Board Chair, recently accepted a plaque on Wausa’s behalf for being a member of the Nebraska governmental insurance pool -League Association of Risk Management (LARM)- for 22 years.
In 1995 the village board voted to join a group of 12 other Nebraska governmental entities to form their own insurance pool. The pool provides property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage and has since grown to 156 members.
“The consensus of the Wausa Board of Trustees has always been to stay with LARM for coverage. Recently, another municipality paid $12,800 to have an outside consultant help them go out for bids and to get an unbiased opinion on the decision making. The consultant stated that they believed that the acceptance of the LARM option would be the best choice,” Kleinschmit said.
Kleinschmit said LARM provides the Village of Wausa with competitively priced premiums, entitlement to dividends and premium stability. Wausa currently has 634 residents. (Pictured from left are Fred Wiebelhaus, LARM Field Adjuster Supervisor, Karen Kleinschmidt, Wausa Village Clerk, and Bill Schumacher, Wausa Village Board Chair)
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.”