Disaster Response Program To Be Introduced At NDA Convention

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The National Demolition Association has chosen its Annual Convention, March 5-8 in Las Vegas, to introduce a new Disaster Response Program that links federal and state disaster response coordinators with pre-qualified demolition contractors.

The National Demolition Association will introduce a new National Disaster Response Program which will link federal and state disaster response coordinators with qualified demolition contractors during a presentation at the 38th Annual Convention March 5-8 at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

On Monday, March 7 following the opening address by NDA President Raymond Passeno, CIH, convention delegates will learn about the new initiative designed to provide the nation with access to demolition companies which have been pre-evaluated in terms of capabilities, equipment, and the manpower needed to respond to natural or man-made disasters. “Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, it became evident that an organized program was needed to vet demolition industry professionals so that these ‘second responders’ would be ready and able to be called upon at moment’s notice,” said Michael R. Taylor, CAE, Executive Director of the NDA.

Details of the NDA’s Disaster Response Program will be unveiled by executives with Robinette Demolition Inc. of Oak Brook Terrace, IL, which had helped take the lead on this needed service. Presenters at the Monday event will be Tom Robinette, NDA Past President and President of Robinette; Jerry Myrick, former NDA Safety Committee Chair and Robinette’s General Manager and Corporate Director of Safety; and Tom Stahr, Manager of Robinette’s Emergency Response Division.

Time remains to register for the NDA Convention. Forms are found at http://207.150.194.71/nda_conreg_reg.aspx. One-day Exhibit Hall and Exhibit Hall plus functions passes are also available. To contact the NDA, call 800-541-2412 or send email to info@demolitionassociation.com.

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms, and recycling, landfill, and salvage operations. The association’s efforts help members stay abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services. The website is http://www.demolitionassociation.com

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