One of the most challenging hurdles in the crime, trauma and death scene cleaning industry is helping a client navigate a life-changing, traumatic event. The other challenge is marketing such a sensitive service without being offensive, appearing non-sensitive or overbearing. For almost four decades, Gordy Powell has tried to reinvent how to market this industry in a tasteful, yet practical and successful way. Here, he shares a new approach.
What exactly is bioterrorism and what does it have to do with cleaning and restoration? Bioterrorism expert Dr. George Buck, Jeff Jones of the Microbial Warrior Experience, Jim Thompson of Jim Thompson & Co., and Larry Cooper of Experience events join us for a panel discussion on the role of cleaning and restoration pros in bioterrorism response in this Ask the Expert episode.
The bioremediation training program will take place Feb. 21-25 at the Dewald Academy of Drying in Indianapolis. Participants will leave with certifications including IICRC Crime and Trauma Scene Cleaning Technician, Blood Borne Pathogens Compliant Certificate, and the Certified Forensic Operator designation.
Spaulding Decon topped the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 crime-scene cleaning category in 2022. Here, CEO Laura Spaulding shares her journey from humble beginnings as a solo-, woman-led startup, to 20 to 30 new franchises a year and millions of social media followers.
Dr. Gene Cole shares stories that stick with him regarding the health and safety of restoration contractors and their customers. He also offers COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection tips in the face of the Omicron variant.
Gordy Powell discusses the Georgia Bio Recovery Association he co-founded in 2020; co-authoring Georgia House Bill 417 which regulates the crime, trauma and death-scene cleaning industry; and Invoicing for Trauma, a new course he is offering in 2022.
Alliance Environmental Group has more than 100 years of experience as an environmental remediation and indoor air quality (IAQ) services contractor. Thermatech Northwest specializes in hazardous waste removal.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded the Certified Forensic Operator designation. The first class will be held Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 in Indianapolis. Drying guru Chuck Dewald and Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist/Certified Forensic Operator Jeff Jones are partnering on the training.