Hot Topic Series

NEW! Title: 2013 Colorado Floods

Description: In September 2013, massive floods devastated 14 counties in Colorado. Among the hardest hit was Boulder County. Listen to the lessons that the risk managers from the City of Boulder and the City of Longmont learned from these horrible floods.

Deb Darnofall, ARM-P, Risk Manager of the City of Longmont, CO

Stewart Ellenberg, Risk Manager of the City of Boulder, CO

Lessons Learned from the 2013 Colorado Floods (Length: 5 minutes)

Title: Colorado Wildfires

Description: In the summer of 2012, pervasive and persistent wildfires affected the entire state of Colorado. Learn from the experiences of the Colorado Springs Utilities District and the City of Fort Collins on how they collaborated with other entities to preserve watersheds and other infrastructure.


Lance Murray, Risk Manager of the City of Fort Collins, CO

Cindy Stevens, Insurance Program Manager, ERM, Colorado Springs Utilities District

Colorado Springs Utilities District (Length: 23 minutes)

City of Fort Collins, Colo. (Length: 16 minutes)

Title: FEMA Reimbursement

Description: Great-to-know information for anyone who might ever have to deal with FEMA. Learn how long it takes, whether or not you can appeal rejected reimbursement and more.


Ed Beecher, Risk Manager, City of Pompano Beach, FL

Kimberly Spill, Emergency Manager, City of Pompano Beach, FL

FEMA Reimbursement (Length: 15 minutes)

F18 Crash in the City of Virginia Beach, VA

On April 6, 2012, a Navy F18 jet crashed into a residential apartment building in the City of Virginia Beach, Va. Learn how fellow PRIMA members kept thousands of pounds of fuel contained, accounted for each of apartment buildings’ civilian occupants, managed the media and kept the crash from turning into a major disaster.


John Grook, Risk Management Administrator

Mark Marchbank, CEM, Deputy Coordinator, Emergency Management

Ken Pravetz, Battalion Chief, Health and Safety Officer

Tim Riley, Battalion Chief, Public Information Officer

F18 Podcast (Length: 25 minutes)


The “I Love U Guys” Foundation

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation was created to restore and protect the joy of youth through educational programs and positive actions in collaboration with families, schools, communities, organizations and government entities. Learn about the resources they have and the other work they do by listening to this conversation with John-Michael Keyes.

John-Michael Keyes, Executive Director, “I Love U Guys” Foundation

“I Love U Guys” Foundation (Length: 9 minutes)