BURLINGTON, Wash. (Apr. 10, 2019) – Legend Brands Education (LBE) has announced a special two-week career training program for U.S. veterans, offering a 50% discount on a veterans-only Restoration Bootcamp at the LBE Nashville campus. Veterans can also attend a job fair with local business owners and other key players in the water and fire damage restoration industry.

The 50% tuition discount applies to all U.S. military veterans. For the May 6–10 Restorative Drying 101/201 Combined Course (WRT/ASD), normally $1,299, veterans will pay only $649. The May 14–16 Odor Control/ Fire and Smoke and Remediation combination (OCT/FSRT) – normally $399 – will cost veterans only $199.

The two-class series will be taught in a hands-on environment and led by experienced and certified instructors, and will prepare participants for testing and certification with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The fees include all course materials, which provide a valuable reference after the classes. Participants should note that fees for IICRC exams and certification – $65 for each course – cannot be discounted.

In week one, May 6–10, the Water Restoration Technician (WRT) course covers water restoration basics including odor removal and deodorization techniques for sources including urine, fire and smoke, fuel oil spills and biohazards. The class also includes the Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course, where participants learn more advanced principles of drying science and practice advanced drying techniques for structures and contents.

In week two, May 14–16, the Odor Control Technician/Fire & Smoke Control Technician (OCT/FSRT) course covers odor removal and deodorization for combustion sources such as fire and smoke and chemical sources such as fuel oil spills, plus urine contamination and biohazards.

Dennis Bruders, V.P. of Marketing, said, “Legend Brands Education has been working closely with transitional career reps at the Veterans Administration. In the last several months, 15 U.S. Veterans have participated in Legend Brands classes.”

The restoration job fair, to be held at the conclusion of the Boot Camp on May 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., will feature local restoration business owners recruiting for talent. This will provide an excellent opportunity for veterans to “meet and greet” local industry professionals. 

“Restoration is a growth industry, and veterans looking for an excellent post-military career will find many opportunities in restoration,” said Bruders. “Every day restoration contractors are supporting their families, building their businesses, creating jobs and making a difference in the lives of those impacted by flood or fire damage.”

Interested veterans should call RSA at 800-932-3030. For complete course descriptions and other information, visit LegendBrandsEducation.com.

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Legend Brands combines over 185 years of experience in providing equipment, accessories and chemicals for professional cleaning, facility maintenance, portable environmental control, and water and fire damage restoration and remediation.