APRIL 2024
The Pulse Newsletter

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Time to Get into the Swim

As the weather warms, park district patrons can hardly wait to get into the pool! Before they do, however, aquatic managers need to prepare their facilities and train their employees to ensure visitor safety.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report drowning is the second largest cause of death-from-injury among those 1-to-14 years old. To prepare for the 2024 aquatic season, PDRMA offers videos, training guides and handbooks — plus.

This year, you can use your Vizual Edge online account to place orders for kits! Complete the PDRMA Request Form — do not use order forms from previous years — and take advantage of our Lifeguard Vision Program for the 2024 aquatic season...

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RM Grants — Enter before the Rush

A Friday, Sept. 6, deadline may seem too far away to apply now for a Risk Management grant, but it’s never too soon to start thinking outside the box — and earn cash for your agency!

“Getting an early start gives you time to consider several approaches to risk management issues, field test them and pick the best one — or two,’’ observes Lindsey Robertson, PDRMA Risk Management Consultant.

At stake? Cash grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to help put those ideas into practice, buy new equipment, save time and money, and reduce risks for visitors and employees...

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Summer (and Spring!) School’s in Session

As your agency departments gear up for seasonal programs and activities, it’s a good time to revisit safety best practices, especially for maintenance employees...Full Article

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Training for New Challenges

No matter how busy your agency is, savvy managers know it’s important — possibly even more important — to make time for training. “Investing time now, before the season gets into full swing...Full Article

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