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Chairman's Message — Everyday Heroes

For those of you that appreciate college basketball, March is a great month with the culmination of “March Madness”. Soon, the NBA finals will find who the best professional basketball team is. If baseball is your sport of choice, spring training will begin before you know it. All of these sports, including football, golf and soccer often refer to how certain outstanding players are “heroes.” As if, by scoring a large number of baskets or pitching a shut-out or running for a thousand yards a season is something that is anything better than excelling in the respective game. I tend to disagree.

Mark Your Calendars! Click here to             register NOW!I was brought up to believe that only individuals who display courage and the will for self-sacrifice or those who face adversity, risk and danger and persevere could be considered to be a hero. So, when I hear of a police officer who saves someone’s life or a fireman who pulls a child out of a burning building, I label those people “heroes.” In the same way, when the popular news (rarely) reports of an American serviceman whose direct actions saved the lives of his fellows or of innocent citizens, I can easily use the term “hero.”

Of course, day-to-day living allows for few chances to save someone’s life. Only in the movies do we encounter ordinary people who flirt with danger on a regular basis and always come out on top. But if we look at what we do for a living, I believe that most of us could be considered to be everyday heroes.

Here are some examples:
During the course of an inspector, a CREIA member finds active mold growing in the crawlspace. Upon testing, the mold is found to be a deadly type that can affect people’s health. That inspector is a hero.

A remodeled house has had a “complete copper re-piping” but the plumber neglected to transfer the cold water ground from the disconnected galvanized piping to the new copper. That house, in effect, has no ground system to prevent a lightning strike or allow the breakers to perform correctly. The inspector who found that condition is a hero.

The infamous “Uncle Buck” has had his way with a support post and beam to clean up the living room appeal. By removing these important structure items, the dead load of the roof and framing can come crashing down with even a minor quake. Score another one for our inspector hero.

Allen Insurance

I am not suggesting that what we do everyday requires adoration from the public but I am saying that we have been and are in a position to do more than just get paid for doing our job. Some days it is tough enough to deal with unhappy sellers, agents or unappreciative clients. Excelling at what we do and, from time to time, having a huge impact on the safety of our clients should give us all a great feeling. So, on that next inspection, keep your eyes open for the chance to “be a hero.”

As always, if you as CREIA members have any comments on how to improve our Association, please contact your Chapter President, Regional Director or simply e-mail the Board of Directors through the CREIA website.

Michael Foschaar, MCI
Chairman of the Board 2008/2009


Click here to learn about OREP             Home Inspector E&O Insusrance


Take Your Business to the             Next Level! Call TWI Affiliates Training


COA - Casey, O'Malley Associates - The Right             Direction


This Issue ...

Exhibitors for the CREIA/AZ ASHI 2009 Conference in Scottsdale, AZ

Time is Running Out to SAVE

Ethics Q & A

InspecTest

Off the Net

Technical Article - Exotic Fungus Wreaks Havoc

VOTE 2009

Smoke Detectors on AFCI Protected Circuit?

$25 Link Fee

CREIA's Online Calendar

Upcoming CREIA Event
May 2009

"The Latest and Greatest" — CREIA's Conference 2009 in partnership with the AZ ASHI Chapter — 25 CECs/MRCs"

Friday-Saturday-Sunday — May 1 - 2 - 3, 2009 — 7:30am - 5:00pm Daily

Chaparral Suites Resort
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 949-1414 - When making reservations please identify yourself as "CREIA".
Map

CREIA presents 3 days full of education: 25 CECs/MRCs, 2 continental breakfasts, luncheon award ceremony, reception, exhibits, peer-to-peer interaction, conference CD and onsite discounts.

25 Continuing Education Credits (CECs/MRCs)

CREIA Conference 2009 Information packet click here.

Online registration has ended.

Contact:   CREIA Meetings
meetings@creia.org
800/848-7342

Exhibitors for CREIA/AZ ASHI 2009 Conference in Scottsdale, AZ

Mark Your Calendars! Click here to                         register NOW!

Prenterprises, Lic - Barry Prentice
TWI Affiliates, LLC
HomeGauge
Inspection Management Systems, Inc.
Whisper Computer Solutions, Inc.
Testo, Inc.
Home Inspector Start Up and Growth

 


 

OC Dale Feb Toolbox

Dale Feb's Chimneys and Fireplaces Toolbox @ Orange County Chapter of CREIA

Steve Garcia, Steve Lottatore, Dale Feb, Bill Parker, Michael Foschaar and Sam Jabuka


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Page 1



EVENTS &
EDUCATION

Click here to go to the CREIA Meeting and Events Calendar


Congratulations!

New Candidates

Kevin Ham
Kendall Magruder
Denis Hobson
Michael Saffell
Gene Kelly
Mark Thompson
John Gamache
Gary Barooshian
Guillermo Peralta

New CCI, CNCS

Annie Madden

New Affiliate

Thomas Caruthers


Visit Ask.CREIA.org


CREIA 2009 AZ Conference Info Package

For a complete
CREIA/AZ ASHI
Conference 2009
Information Packet
Click here.

 
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April 2009 | Archives

Chairman's Message — Everyday Heroes

For those of you that appreciate college basketball, March is a great month with the culmination of “March Madness”. Soon, the NBA finals will find who the best professional basketball team is. If baseball is your sport of choice, spring training will begin before you know it. All of these sports, including football, golf and soccer often refer to how certain outstanding players are “heroes.” As if, by scoring a large number of baskets or pitching a shut-out or running for a thousand yards a season is something that is anything better than excelling in the respective game. I tend to disagree.

Mark Your Calendars! Click here to             register NOW!I was brought up to believe that only individuals who display courage and the will for self-sacrifice or those who face adversity, risk and danger and persevere could be considered to be a hero. So, when I hear of a police officer who saves someone’s life or a fireman who pulls a child out of a burning building, I label those people “heroes.” In the same way, when the popular news (rarely) reports of an American serviceman whose direct actions saved the lives of his fellows or of innocent citizens, I can easily use the term “hero.”

Of course, day-to-day living allows for few chances to save someone’s life. Only in the movies do we encounter ordinary people who flirt with danger on a regular basis and always come out on top. But if we look at what we do for a living, I believe that most of us could be considered to be everyday heroes.

Here are some examples:
During the course of an inspector, a CREIA member finds active mold growing in the crawlspace. Upon testing, the mold is found to be a deadly type that can affect people’s health. That inspector is a hero.

A remodeled house has had a “complete copper re-piping” but the plumber neglected to transfer the cold water ground from the disconnected galvanized piping to the new copper. That house, in effect, has no ground system to prevent a lightning strike or allow the breakers to perform correctly. The inspector who found that condition is a hero.

The infamous “Uncle Buck” has had his way with a support post and beam to clean up the living room appeal. By removing these important structure items, the dead load of the roof and framing can come crashing down with even a minor quake. Score another one for our inspector hero.

Allen Insurance

I am not suggesting that what we do everyday requires adoration from the public but I am saying that we have been and are in a position to do more than just get paid for doing our job. Some days it is tough enough to deal with unhappy sellers, agents or unappreciative clients. Excelling at what we do and, from time to time, having a huge impact on the safety of our clients should give us all a great feeling. So, on that next inspection, keep your eyes open for the chance to “be a hero.”

As always, if you as CREIA members have any comments on how to improve our Association, please contact your Chapter President, Regional Director or simply e-mail the Board of Directors through the CREIA website.

Michael Foschaar, MCI
Chairman of the Board 2008/2009


Click here to learn about OREP             Home Inspector E&O Insusrance


Take Your Business to the             Next Level! Call TWI Affiliates Training


COA - Casey, O'Malley Associates - The Right             Direction


This Issue ...

Exhibitors for the CREIA/AZ ASHI 2009 Conference in Scottsdale, AZ

Time is Running Out to SAVE

Ethics Q & A

InspecTest

Off the Net

Technical Article - Exotic Fungus Wreaks Havoc

VOTE 2009

Smoke Detectors on AFCI Protected Circuit?

$25 Link Fee

CREIA's Online Calendar

Upcoming CREIA Event
May 2009

"The Latest and Greatest" — CREIA's Conference 2009 in partnership with the AZ ASHI Chapter — 25 CECs/MRCs"

Friday-Saturday-Sunday — May 1 - 2 - 3, 2009 — 7:30am - 5:00pm Daily

Chaparral Suites Resort
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 949-1414 - When making reservations please identify yourself as "CREIA".
Map

CREIA presents 3 days full of education: 25 CECs/MRCs, 2 continental breakfasts, luncheon award ceremony, reception, exhibits, peer-to-peer interaction, conference CD and onsite discounts.

25 Continuing Education Credits (CECs/MRCs)

CREIA Conference 2009 Information packet click here.

Online registration has ended.

Contact:   CREIA Meetings
meetings@creia.org
800/848-7342

Exhibitors for CREIA/AZ ASHI 2009 Conference in Scottsdale, AZ

Mark Your Calendars! Click here to                         register NOW!

Prenterprises, Lic - Barry Prentice
TWI Affiliates, LLC
HomeGauge
Inspection Management Systems, Inc.
Whisper Computer Solutions, Inc.
Testo, Inc.
Home Inspector Start Up and Growth

 


 

OC Dale Feb Toolbox

Dale Feb's Chimneys and Fireplaces Toolbox @ Orange County Chapter of CREIA

Steve Garcia, Steve Lottatore, Dale Feb, Bill Parker, Michael Foschaar and Sam Jabuka


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 »

Page 1



EVENTS &
EDUCATION

Click here to go to the CREIA Meeting and Events Calendar


Congratulations!

New Candidates

Kevin Ham
Kendall Magruder
Denis Hobson
Michael Saffell
Gene Kelly
Mark Thompson
John Gamache
Gary Barooshian
Guillermo Peralta

New CCI, CNCS

Annie Madden

New Affiliate

Thomas Caruthers


Visit Ask.CREIA.org


CREIA 2009 AZ Conference Info Package

For a complete
CREIA/AZ ASHI
Conference 2009
Information Packet
Click here.

 


 

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