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.
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