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First Responder Non-Profit Resource

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Thomas Licker
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Dear First Responders, Police Departments and Public Health Officials


The American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA) has launched a new website where you can find a resource to help those who have experienced a tragedy. The American Bio Recovery Association is the only organization dedicated to ethics, education and certification of contractors in the Bio Recovery industry.

Bio Recovery is the act of mitigating and remediating conditions resulting from the release of biological hazards. This may include crime and trauma mitigation (bloodborne and body fluids), outbreak response, zoonotic diseases, foodborne diseases, public health threats and clandestine drug labs.

We know a lot of pubic officials are not allowed to provide direct referrals to contractors. With that said, ABRA now has a direct search option so those impacted by tragedy, crime, and trauma can locate a qualified emergency response contractor through a third party non-profit.

The link to the search for a member company is below. We hope that you save the location as a tile on your home screen on your cell phone.

Thank you for your consideration,


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American Bio Recovery Association
300 New Jersey Avenue NW Suite 900 PMB #9031
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 888-979-2272

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ABRA’s objective is “to achieve and maintain the highest levels of competence among members in the performance of their profession. To teach, instill and require the highest technical, ethical and educational standards.” ABRA certified firms are required to maintain proper insurance, OSHA compliance, Bloodborne Pathogen training records, respirator fit testing, proper handling of biohazardous waste and other laws or requirements in order to maintain good standing with the American Bio-Recovery Association aka ABRA.