The FSRM Institute team proactively assists FSRMF members with identifying and analyzing risks that may affect the daily operations of the Sheriff's office. The team also helps develop solutions to minimize the frequency and severity of potential claims.
The FSRMF is the premier provider of risk control services to law enforcement, corrections, fire and emergency response agencies in Florida. Our risk control specialists have an average of 30+ years of public entity experience in law enforcement, corrections, fire and aviation operations – plus an additional 13 years working directly for the Florida Sheriffs.
To better support our members' needs, we have developed custom inspection reports that are specific to tasks and facilities related to law enforcement, corrections, fire, watercraft and aviation operations. These reporting tools help create safe work environments and safe operational practices for emergency responders. In addition, our specialists can now leverage mobile technology to instantly deliver report findings and access claims data.
FSRMF members can also take advantage of customized safety and fleet training seminars, workshops and experience reviews and receive assistance with operational policies to reduce their own losses.
Examples of risk control services available to FSRMF members include:
- On-site facility evaluations including corrections, fleet, aviation, watercraft and canine operations
- Safety manual development
- Safety and loss control training
- Regulatory compliance assistance
- Claims and trends analysis
- Loss control benchmarks
Backing Accidents are
1. PLAN AHEAD or BACK IN
Plan ahead to avoid backing wherever possible selecting easy exit parking locations
where backing will not be necessary. If backing is necessary back in when you arrive,
rather than when you are ready to leave, at which time you may be distracted in route
to another call.
2. ROLL DOWN YOUR WINDOW
Roll down your window so you can clearly hear any warning or noises.
3. BACK SLOWLY
Back slowly (at idle speed) and cover the brake and sound your horn as a warning
4. WALK AROUND
Walk around the back of your vehicle before backing looking for limitations or hazards.
5. DON'T DELAY
Get in and start backing immediately after checking behind your vehicle - any delay
increases the likelihood of someone getting behind your vehicle.
Continuously scan your mirrors behind and to the sides, maintaining awareness of the
swing out of the front fenders as you back. Also, know your blind spots and keep
mirrors clean, never attempt backing when fogged or vision is obscured!
7. USE A SPOTTER
If possible, use a spotter to assist you in avoiding contact with vehicles, pedestrians or
other obstructions - if you lose sight of your helper, STOP IMMEDIATELY!
WHEN IN DOUBT, GET OUT AND CHECK IT OUT!
Remember, you're a moving billboard for your Sheriff and agency!
Please contact FSRM Institute with any questions or for
additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Risk Manager Coalition Kickoff Workshop
Provided at NO Cost to All FSRMF Member Agencies
and Sponsored by the Florida Sheriff's Risk Management Fund
Contact Shannon Hill - Risk Management and Loss Control Assistant
Florida Sheriff's Risk Management Fund
Febuary 8th and Febuary 9th
Ken Wallentine - V.P. and Senior Legal Advisor for Lexipol
Lt. Vann Streety - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2600 Centennial Place, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32308
1600 Summit Lake Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32317