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Registration opens for IICRC's third-annual technical conference

Early bird registration is now open for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification's third-annual technical conference, which this year has the theme 'Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup'. Featuring a suite of expert speakers in the field of trauma and crime scene cleanup, the Las Vegas conference will offer attendees an inside look at what it takes to work in this niche field.

"This year's technical conference will provide an excellent networking and learning opportunity for those looking to diversify into and get involved with another area of cleaning and restoration," says Pete Duncanson, IICRC Chairman. "We're excited about our lineup of speakers thus far and look forward to introducing attendees to those considered leaders in this growing field."

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

Keynote speaker David Hodge (pictured), boasts a cleaning & restoration industry career spanning 20 years. He started out as a carpet & upholstery cleaner for a small business in Tennessee and from that point on, he dedicated himself to learning and practicing in most every part of the cleaning & restoration industry. In 1999, he moved into the restoration division of the company, working in the field processing water, fire, smoke, storm, and other claim types. Over the next 15 years, David grew in the company and industry, earning Triple Master status with the IICRC, as well as, the Mold Removal Specialist designation.

David currently serves as vice-chair of the Education Committee for the IICRC, vice-chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician and serves on several Technical Advisory Committees for other courses, including the Trauma & Crime Scene Technician course.

Outside of the cleaning and restoration industry, David was also a Fire Fighter / EMT-Advanced for over nine years. He is currently working on obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management and Public Safety from Grand Canyon University.

Randy Pierce, also a keynote speaker, is an Approved IICRC Instructor, who has travelled the US and Canada teaching textile cleaning courses, odour removal, colour repair, and trauma scene cleanup for the past nine years.

In addition to teaching, Randy is an IICRC Certified Master Textile Cleaner, Master Water Restorer, Master Fire Restorer, and an owner/operator of a successful textile cleaning and restoration company for 25 years.

Randy has a diversified business background working in the Air Force, Pepco, and apartment communities learning not just cleaning skills but management and leadership skills.

Randy's positive attitude combined with a motivating teaching style makes him one of the most requested instructors in the country. He is well known for teaching his students how to be ultra- competitive in today's fast paced business environment using advanced technical skills and innovative sales and marketing techniques.

The event is being held 27th - 28th September, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Early Bird registration offers a $100 savings for those who register by 1st June. For more information about the conference or to register, visit:

https://iicrc.site-ym.com/page/2018IICRCCSC

www.iicrc.org

10th May 2018




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