The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has awarded the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) a 2018 Power of A Silver Award for the construction of a confined space and trench rescue facility for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP). This facility is being built for the VDFP using donated labor, equipment and materials provided by NUCA member firms from NUCA’s Virginia Chapter. Phase one (confined space training facility) was completed in April 2018 with Phase two (trench rescue facility) expected to be completed prior to the end of the year. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs facility is located at the Virginia Public Safety Training Center in Hanover, Virginia.
The VDFP have approved the facility for use by NUCA of Virginia member firms (subject to availability). Construction workers will be able to train in both identifying potential confined space and excavation trenching hazards as well as learn important life-saving techniques in the performance of confined space and trench collapse incidents.
NUCA would like to thank the following member firms for their donations to the project:W.C. Spratt, Inc., Concrete Pipe & Precast, United Rentals, the Law Firm of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar, Fitzgerald, and Virginia Public Works Equipment Company.
The Power of A Award recognizes a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world.