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What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
MMRMA Publishes Guidelines on Critical Incident Debriefing Process
The Fire and EMS and Law Enforcement Risk Control Advisory Committees helped update this resource for members.

October 2020 Risk Journal
Members share their approaches for collecting and storing COVID-19 screening data. Plus the final article in our series on managing risks in jails, and a sneak preview of our new website and member portal, coming soon!

August 2020 Risk Journal
RAP/CAP grant update. Applications welcome; next deadline is October 2. Plus virtual public meeting tips from a member and a parliamentary expert, and exploring direct supervision in jails.

Risk Control Resources to Help Members Prepare for Winter Weather

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Preparing Ahead for Winter Weather

Note: We updated this article on October 28, 2020, to provide additional snow removal resources from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Leaves are flying, a chill is in the air, and some parts of Michigan have already seen snowfall. Please see below for materials to help members manage risks related to snow and freezing temperatures.

Snow Removal Planning

MMRMA's Facilities Management Risk Control Advisory Committee reviewed and recommends several resources on snow removal planning, including a two-page flyer and a comprehensive guide from FEMA:

FEMA Snow Load Safety Guidance flyer
FEMA Snow Load Safety Guide

The committee also recommends this resource on winter storm and snow removal planning from Traveler's:

Preparing for Winter Storms and Snow Removal to Avoid Roof Collapse

Members are encouraged to implement a snow removal plan at their facilities, including when to remove snow and who will do the work. This will help protect member properties from a potential roof collapse. 

For questions or additional information, MMRMA members may contact Membership Services.

Winter Management of Pipes

It's not too soon to plan ahead. If you have ever experienced water pipes freezing and/or bursting during frigid Michigan winter weather, you know all too well the consequences of this leading cause of property damage.  MMRMA has two Risk Control Bulletins on preventing and mitigating the risks relating to pipes that could freeze, thaw, and burst in winter weather. The bulletins are intended to augment your existing risk management program for preventing and reducing risks associated with frozen pipes.

Member employees with an user account can log in and retrieve these documents on the Members Only page under Risk Management Tools in the Risk Control Bulletins subfolder. If members need assistance finding this folder, or would like to request a login, please contact Tamara Christie, Communications Manager, at

The December 2017 Risk Journal also features a companion article on avoiding and managing frozen pipes.

If you have questions or need further risk control assistance, please contact MMRMA’s Membership Services department.

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14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154

MMRMA has been a leader in municipal risk since 1980 and remains committed to meeting the ever-expanding challenges faced by its membership. MMRMA's risk control services are designed to help its members identify, prevent, and mitigate losses through on-site surveys, training, and other services. MMRMA also provides its members with premier claims and legal services, sound financial management, and essential news on the latest developments in public risk management.


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