Los Angeles Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society

Next Meeting

October 17th, 2018
"Risk Managers Roundtable"

News Items

Looking Back at the Big Flood: Time to Examine Your ‘Human Supply Chain’
The devastation left behind after Hurricane Harvey is a reminder that people are a critical link in the effort to build community storm resilience. We often remind our customers that to prepare for a disaster, they need to consider their supply chain risk--will they be able to access goods and services in the aftermath of a storm.

Q&A: School Shooter Preparedness
Schools across the country are back in session. And in the wake of high-profile school shootings earlier this year, safety is a top priority for students, parents, educators and communities. Steven Smith, founder and president of Guardian Defense, specializes in active shooter preparedness and works with education industry leaders to keep their facilities safe.

Structures in Wildland Urban Interface Present Added Fire Risks
The trend of building homes in isolated wooded areas has been increasing across the United States. This urbanization of woodlands has changed the way forests are managed. Small wildfires that were once allowed to burn out are now suppressed to protect homes and buildings. Added to this are drought conditions exacerbated by climate change. All of these factors have increased the likelihood of wildfires.

Jacksonville Murders Force Reassessment of Active Shooter Risks
A mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday has once again shined a spotlight on the growing risks businesses face even as they conduct normal operations.

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President's Message

Manny Chavez
The world news has been quite heavy this past few weeks. My eyes were focused on the grueling Thailand Cave Rescue where 13 people had been trapped deep within a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Those trapped - 12 boys between the ages of 11 and 16 and their 25-year-old football coach have been awaiting rescue since June 23. All of them were miraculously and successfully rescued.

Being a former First Responder for many years, this incidentbrought back the memories of what it's like when the bell goes off. The adrenaline rush and quickly going back in your memory bank, tracing stepstoensure you know what you need to do. I know there are many of us who share similar experiences. Its different now, but we take those experiences and apply them at home and in our own jobs managing the many unique risks we encounter each week. Please take a moment to either pray or focus on a solemn request or expression of thanks to those young boys and the first responders who made a difference.

In other news, July 4th just passed, temperatures are up in the southland, Lebron James is a Laker, France won the World Cup, the Dodgers are in 1st place, the Tour de France is going strong and your LA RIMS Chapter has some exciting events that you won't want to miss!
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