The INSPARK training program teaches individuals how to assess buildings for safe occupancy after a disaster such as an earthquake, wind, or flood event. The training is free and based upon nationally accepted post-disaster safety evaluation standards developed by the Applied Technology Council.
INSPARK seeks professional architects, engineers, administrative personnel, construction personnel, emergency managers, county officials, building code enforcement, home inspectors, and especially those wanting to help after disaster!
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INSPARK members must maintain their ATC-20 certification by recertifying every 3 years. Trainings are offered throughout the state and members can qualify by taking the online recertification test every other certification period.
CUSEC, in partnership with FEMA’s National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has developed a mobile data collection tool for post-disaster safety assessments. Developed with several Esri technologies, the CUSEC “Safety Assessment App” operates on mobile devices and was designed to speed data collection by professionals who assess buildings and structures for safe occupancy following a disaster. The app includes data entry forms that are used by field assessment teams and maps that provide assessment results and situational awareness to emergency managers.
For additional information about volunteering with INSPARK, contact the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management Earthquake Program Manager at (501) 683-6700.