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Register today for PRIMA's next webinar: Volunteer risk management
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Volunteer programs provide many critical and services within public entities, especially in times of tight budgets and cuts. Volunteer work is no different from paid work as far as exposures are concerned, for the possibility of accident, injury, loss or damage is always present. This webinar will review organizational practices for utilizing volunteers within your public entity while making sure they do not end up with a claim. This Webinar is FREE to PRIMA members. Sign up today! More

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Senator Gillibrand calls for upgrade
to emergency communications systems

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With more than 2,300 police and fire departments across New York State that cannot all communicate with each other effectively during times of emergency, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the House and Senate to pass legislation that would provide first responders and public safety officials with critical interoperable radio airwaves needed to effectively communicate in the event a major response is needed. More

6 biggest rising threats from cybercriminals
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Hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully protected yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. More

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Warning system aims to protect crowds at major events
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New concerns about safety, security and terrorism are leading to a new alert system for people going to some of the biggest events in Indianapolis. One of them is just weeks away, the Indianapolis 500. It draws hundreds of thousands of fans every year. More

Oakland, Calif., to pay for medical costs in police crash
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The city of Oakland, Calif., will pay $630,000 to a man who suffered a broken back in a crash with a police car, but city officials aren't admitting liability in the case. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the city agreed to make the payment to cover the medical costs for Daniel Pena-Marquez after the August 2006 crash. More

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To stop violence, some Providence, R.I., bars to stagger closings
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Representatives of three large downtown dance clubs volunteered to experiment with staggered closing times. They would participate in a city government effort to reduce the chaos that sometimes occurs when they usher their patrons out to the sidewalk at the same time. More

NFL capsules: DFW cities seek reimbursement for Super Bowl costs
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Dallas, Fort Worth and cities in between have asked the state for reimbursement of security costs and other local expenses from this year's Super Bowl in Arlington, Texas. The Packers beat the Steelers 31-25 during the Feb. 6 game at retractable-roof Cowboys Stadium. An ice storm, electrical outages and travel delays plagued North Texas the week before the game. More

How safe is Dodger Stadium? A fan's perspective
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Starting on Wednesday, May 18, the San Francisco Giants face the Los Angeles Dodgers in a two-game series, the first at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles, since the season opener. After the opening day game, Giants fan Brian Stow suffered a severe brain injury in an attack by two Dodger fans in the stadium parking lot. The attack led to heightened security at Dodger games, and also led many baseball fans to question the safety of seeing a game at Chavez Ravine. More

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