Last week, representatives from Aftermath visited the Massachusetts Chief of Police Association Tradeshow, hosted at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA. This event is the largest of its kind, and Aftermath has proudly attended for several years. It is an energetic show, with a wide variety of vendors to stimulate interest and encourage excitement among the convention goers.
An all-star booth requires a great line-up. This year’s crew included Kristin McKenna, Manager of Law Enforcement Relations, and a familiar face to many Massachusetts agencies. Kristen deals with departments directly, educating them on our services and on related subjects such as bloodborne pathogen awareness and the importance of PPE. Regional Supervisiors Bill Ciaccio and Keith Bosse also brought their unique perspective, working with families in the field, and Stephen Brown, Aftermath’s National Director of Business Development, was on hand to give a corporate overview.
Aftermath was already a familiar name to many attendees, but there were still plenty of great questions. Kristen relates: “Many departments thanked us for our amazing response time to jail cell and cruiser cleanings. They also complimented the quality of our work.” Some of the most common questions related to our process. “We encourage police to give the family our 800 dispatch card, then the family calls our 24/7 dispatch line and a crew will be on their way.” Insurance was also a matter of interest, as it is a sincere concern to families. Fortunately, Aftermath works directly with insurance companies, relieving some of the stress experienced by the property owner.
As always, an event of this size means lots of giveaways and promotional items. This time, Aftermath passed out hand sanitizers, keychains, padfolios, notepads, pens, water bottles, coffee mugs, magnets, and carabiners, as well literature and pads of 800 dispatch cards for police to pass on to families in need. Kristen reports that all of the items were a big hit, but nothing drew attention quite like the Kindle Fire Giveaway. Detective Lieutenant Joseph Fitzgerald of the Gloucester Police Department was chosen as the lucky winner.
Aftermath routinely attends conferences, tradeshows, and other events related to law enforcement, insurance, and the funeral industry. Though our business centers around families and property owners, these professionals are the lifeline that connects us to those in need of our services. We have a tremendous amount of respect for their work and are excited and proud to pass along vital information about the importance biohazard remediation. If you have any questions about our services, or need immediate trauma cleanup, contact us 24/7 at 877-872-4339.