PuroClean Hosts GBAC’s Microbial Warriors Training
TAMARAC, Fla.—August 26, 2021—PuroClean’s world-class training academy recently hosted its first-ever Microbial Warriors™ training, a one-of-a-kind intensive industry course developed by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of ISSA. GBAC’s Jeff Jones, a Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®, Certified Forensic Operator®, and developer of the Microbial Warriors course, led the training for PuroClean franchise owners. Hosted by PuroClean’s Director of Training & Technical Services Darren Hudema, this course specializes in helping franchise owners learn how to restore property affected by bio-forensic and infectious agents.
With more than 46 years of field experience in Forensic Restoration, Jeff Jones is a former U.S. Army soldier, former SWAT team leader, and the youngest person to attend the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is a past president of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and has served as chairman of its forensic council. Pictured in the middle of the inaugural class of franchise owners, Jeff was able to bring his incredible industry experience and perspective to the Microbial Warriors training, preparing each owner for this specialized type of service.
Microbial Warriors course graduates bring a refined skillset back to their communities and are qualified to tackle more comprehensive forms of biohazard remediations. Attendees not only learned the techniques to properly handle pathogens, hoarding, crime scenes, human waste, and unexpected death, but were also required to confront difficult emotional elements and the psychology that goes with work like this as a part of the training process. This skillset is not one that anyone wishes to have to use, but those who can perform these sensitive services play a very important role in the restoration industry and the reality of what communities face in the wake of disaster. Graduates are also uniquely prepared to address cleaning and disinfection for infectious diseases, a top concern as the Delta variant causes renewed surges of COVID-19 cases across the country.