Volunteer with INSPARK

INSPARK (INSpect ARKansas) is a volunteer-based, post-disaster safety assessment program that assesses buildings for safe occupancy after disaster such as an earthquake, wind, or flood event. INSPARK volunteers are certified through the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) using nationally accepted post-disaster safety evaluation standards developed by the Applied Technology Council (ATC). INSPARK is targeted toward engineers, architects, and others who wish to serve in volunteer capacity to support INSPARK and ADEM following a disaster.

To become a member of INSPARK, one must first complete the INSPARK training course (or equivalent such as ATC-20, ATC-45, etc.). After completing the training, the individual should fill out an INSPARK Data Sheet (link) application. This data sheet allows the INSPARK to review qualifications and place individuals in appropriate roles/positions. Training is required every three (3) calendar years to remain an active INSPARK Member. To register for an INSPARK training, visit the training page.

For additional information about volunteering with INSPARK, contact the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Earthquake Program Manager at (501) 683-6700.

Email form to: eq@adem.arkansas.gov
If you have any questions please call Hilda at 501-683-6700

INSPARK Training

Looking for training? find out when the next INSPARK training classes will be held in your area.

INSPARK Data Sheet

Already completed the INSPARK training? Download and complete the INSPARK data sheet to become a volunteeer.

Volunteer Recertification

Need to recertify? Click here to take an online recertification quiz

What do I need to bring to an event when INSPARK is “mobilized?”


  • A State or Federal issued Photo ID card
  • INSPARK ID card
  • Dress for the weather
  • Work boots
  • Water bottle
  • Clipboard
  • Pens
  • ATC-20 field manual (if one was issued to you)
  • Hard hat (if you have one)
  • Orange or Yellow safety vest (if you have one)
  • Smart Phone

You should be prepared to self-sustain for up to 24hours.

Have Questions?

For additional information about volunteering with INSPARK, contact the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Earthquake Program Manager at (501) 683-6700.