The National Demolition Association provides tools to local communities to prepare for a natural or man-made disaster and provides member companies resources to improve their availability to provide support during a disaster.
Demolition contractors were involved with the disaster response teams of 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the 1994 California earthquakes and many demolition contractors' staffs include HAZWOPER trained labor forces who are experienced working with unstable structures and disposing of hazardous materials. Qualified demolition contractors with experience moving large amounts of debris and removing structures of all types provide invaluable support during a disaster response.
DISASTER RESPONSE RESOURCES FOR CONTRACTORS
Disaster Response Registry
When national emergencies or disasters such as floods and hurricanes occur, supplies and services need to be procured and rushed to the affected area quickly. To expedite this process, the System for Award Management (SAM) contains a Disaster Response Registry in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.11 and FAR Subpart 26.2 listing those contractors who are willing to provide debris removal, distribution of supplies, reconstruction, and other disaster or emergency relief supplies and/ or services.
Your company must be fully registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov for federal contracts and other procurement opportunities in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.11 System for Award Management, to be included in the Disaster Response Registry. On average, it takes 2-3 days to properly register and have your registration become active in SAM. It may take longer.
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DISASTER RESPONSE RESOURCES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
The NDA has developed several resources to help local and state firefighters, police and disaster response teams partner with demolition contractors to improve their response capabilities. The NDA provides resources to the first responder community to help them recognize the characteristics and capabilities of a qualified demolition contractor and connects them with trained and experienced contractors before a disaster strikes.
The NDA White Paper - "How Demolition Contractors Can Strengthen First Response Team Efforts" describes the invaluable skillset that a demolition contractor brings to the disaster response team.
The "Demolition Contractor Skilled Support Personnel Pre-Qualification Checklist" can be utilized to pre-qualify contractors as a skilled support provider prior to a disaster, large or small.
To receive a hardcopy of these materials or to schedule a speaker for your Disaster Response Team, contact the National Demolition Association at email@example.com or 202-367-1152.
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