In the wake of Hurricane Florence, our organization is preparing to send volunteer building inspectors to the region if we are asked to help. Currently, we have about 250 trained inspectors and our goal is to have 7000 trained inspectors. If you want to help people in their darkest hour using your professional training and experience, we invite you to sign up for TNSAVE and become certified by taking one of our upcoming classes. 

TNSAVE is comprised of professional organizations whose objective is to help the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) develop and maintain a post-disaster building inspector program. TNSAVE serves TEMA and the State of Tennessee to train and organize building inspectors for disasters such as earthquakes, tornados and floods. TNSAVE Members are usually engineers, architects, building inspectors/enforcement, or other construction and design professionals with an interest in serving following a disaster. 

To be eligible to volunteer to perform building evaluations for TEMA following a disaster, you must have taken our training or an approved alternate within the last 3 years. We are offering training classes next month in Memphis and Knoxville. Here is information about these events: 

Postponed until the COVID-19 virus recedes enough to safely reschedule: Visual Assessment Training in Middle Tennessee; TEMA Headquarters, Nashville, TN.

July 24, 2020: Visual Assessment Training in Jackson; Jackson Regional Coordination Center (TEMA West)

October 16, 2020: Visual Assessment Training in Knoxville; East Regional Coordination Center (TEMA East)

Check-in for classes begins at 7:30 a.m. and the classes will start at 8 a.m. Classes normally run to about 4 p.m. 

Architects and engineers receive 7 professional development hours for attending. Fee is $25 for members and non-members. Lunch is provided with your fee. 

Regardless of whether you attend one of the classes, you can become a member of TNSAVE by filling out this form.