The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc.
Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service.
"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet. We look forward to working with them for years to come."
Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members.
The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.
"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."
The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!
About the United States Police and Fire Championships
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit www.uspfc.org.
Bio-One of West Palm Beach offers Hoarding Services
According to the American Psychiatric Association, compulsive hoarding disorder affects an estimated 2 to 6 percent of the population. That’s between 6.5 and 20 million people respectively—if you consider the latest figures from the United States Census Bureau. While inadvertently mythologized through reality television, hoarding is a serious problem that can diminish one’s quality of life and create significant safety hazards. As opposed to collectors, who invariably organize their material in a clean and organized manner, hoarders obsessively and haphazardly accumulate a myriad of items that often have no practical value. They face severe distress when confronted with the prospect of discarding these items, leading to a dangerous and unsanitary aggregation of clothes, trash, broken appliances and more.
In addition to generating mold, harboring disease and creating fire hazards, hoarding—according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America—often causes distress within the family and threatens the social development of children. While the nation’s leading psychiatrists didn’t classify hoarding as a distinct mental disorder until 2013, it’s a significant problem that many Americans face within our local communities. That’s why you shouldn’t feel ashamed if you’re thinking about contacting Bio-One to assist you or a loved one with hoarding cleanup. We will work with you to address your individual situation, especially if that includes removing extreme piles of clutter, searching for sentimental valuables, and restoring your home’s sense of safety and comfort.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. It can be the first step towards recovery.
Bio-One of West Palm Beach offers crime/trauma, mold, and hoarding cleanup services including biohazard, blood cleanup, suicide/homicide, feces & bodily fluid, animal waste, undiscovered death, and mold testing & remediation.
We proudly serve all of south Florida, including Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County, Indian River County, and Saint Lucie County.
Bio-One Inc. is the world's first crime scene cleaning franchise. Nationally respected and locally owned, Bio-One has earned its reputation through being trusted to handle the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida in 2016, and consulted on the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012. Bio-One is the only national trauma company registered with FEMA, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice. In 2019, Bio-One was once again included in the best and most comprehensive franchise ranking list – Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500.
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What To Do if an Employee Gets Covid-19?
As we find ourselves in the final days of 2020 we find ourselves maintaining the fragile balance of trying to keep our businesses open and operating as normal as possible while protecting our teams and clients. It’s more on our minds than ever. If you’ve had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in your business, we strongly recommend contacting Bio-One of West Palm Beach for COVID-19 disinfecting services. However, you may also need some guidance on what to do if one of your employees advises that they have received a positive test for Coronavirus.
Employee Reports Positive Case - According to the CDC once an employee reports a positive case of Covid-19, or reports close contact with someone who has tested positive of Covid-19, they should self quarantine at home for 10-20 days. They should be urged to contact a health care provider even if they do not show signs or symptoms as he or she can still transmit the disease.
The CDC has noted that Covid-19 exposure is transmitted through close contact. Close contact as defined by the CDC for these purposes is anyone who is within six feet of an infected individual for longer than 15 minutes. This includes the 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms in the infected individual.
Under the OSHA General Duty requirements an employer will want to notify other employees that may have been exposed to the confirmed Covid-19 employee as soon as possible to reduce further risk of exposure. However, it is imperative that the employer does not release the name of the exposed employee to prevent potential privacy concerns.
Vacate and clean the workspaces and common areas that were contaminated. Although it is possible to clean on your own many businesses have opted to instead have a certified company such as Bio-One of West Palm Beach sanitize their places of business as they have tools that allow cleaning to cover every surface in the contaminated space, and as it minimizes the risk to essential personnel in the business if they are not required to do the sanitization themselves.
Suicide Grief Intervention
Losing a loved one can be the one of the most stressful experiences in life. It has been estimated that for every suicide at least six people experience intense grief. Grief is a natural response to the loss of loved one, but when someone has lost a loved one to suicide, they experience more than just grief. When people are bereaved by suicide,they may experience intense feelings of rejection, a greater need to conceal the cause of death, more shame, and blaming and social stigmatization than other surviving groups. Furthermore, people who have discovered the body of someone who has died by suicide have often described this as a traumatic experience that cause flashbacks and intrusive thoughts.
Partners or spouses that have lost a loved one to suicide pose a risk factor for suicide. Therefore, they are especially in need of intervention aimed at reducing their grief, more so than those who have lost a loved one to natural causes. Even though studies have shown that the vast majority of people bereaved by suicide are in great need of professional support, only about half of them reach out for help to crisis teams, support groups, or mental health services.
If you, or someone you know has lost someone they love to suicide we encourage you to seek intervention to help with the grieving process. Below is a link that will show you multiple support groups in the West Palm Beach area.