ICRC Technical Conference Reminder 

The IICRC will hold its 2018 Technical Conference later this month, Sept. 27-28 in Las Vegas, so don’t forget to register before time runs out.  

Featuring a suite of expert speakers in the field of trauma and crime scene cleanup, the conference will offer attendees an inside look at what it takes to work in this niche field. It will also provide an excellent networking and learning opportunity for those looking to diversify into and get involved with another area of cleaning and restoration.

Here’s a list of just some of our Keynote presentations and speakers: 

  • “Past, Present & Future of the S540” with David Hodge, IICRC Approved Instructor
  • “Planning for Success in the TCSC Industry” with Dick Driscoll, IICRC Approved Instructor
  • “Coping with the Aftermath: Preparing Technicians for Success in Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup” with Randy Pierce, IICRC Approved Instructor
  • “How Heroes Heal; Handling Post Critical Incident Stress” with Meg Brunner, PEERS—Police Employee Assistance Program
  • ”Proper Assessment & Procedure the Basics of Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup” with Mark Cornelius, IICRC Approved Instructor

Attendees will also hear directly from first responders who will discuss their experiences responding to trauma, crime scene and mass-casualty events, as well as how we as an industry can make the process of forensics and all the steps that follow as smooth as possible.

For more information or to register, visit http://iicrc.org/2018iicrcCSC .  

IICRC Seeks Volunteers

The IICRC is developing two new fire and smoke damage restoration standards and is seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for each:

  • The BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire and Smoke Damaged Environment will provide a specific set of practical standards for the development of a scope of work in a fire and smoke damaged environment.
  • The BSR/IICRC S740 Standard for Professional Restoration of Fire and Smoke Damaged Personal Items will provide a specific set of practical principles, methods and processes to evaluate and restore fire and smoke damaged porous and nonporous personal items, commonly known as contents or personal property.

Those interested in submitting an application to serve on the S700, S710 or S740 consensus bodies should visit http://www.iicrc.org/standards for more information and to download the application form.

Standards Subscription Website

The IICRC’s subscription website allows IICRC instructors, schools, Certified Firms and registrants to access standards, reference guides, technical papers and multimedia publications from anywhere an Internet connection is available. The site is located at http://publications.iicrc.org. 

Standards website subscriptions are available in basic and premium packages. The basic package provides online access to all current IICRC standards and reference guides. The premium subscription also provides access to historical standards, new and updated technical papers, MoU partner organizations’ reference documents and standards, and multimedia publications including instructional videos. Both are offered as annual subscriptions.

Discounted rates are available for firms requiring multiple users. Instructors and schools will receive complimentary access to the premium subscription. 

For a demonstration on how to use the subscription site, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g30kFaUaFWs