TRD Boot Camp held

The Tent Rental Division (TRD) teamed up with the American Rental Association of Massachusetts (ARAM) for a successful day of training for area tent installers April 30. The one-day ”Boot Camp” training session at Encore Party Rentals, Hudson, Mass., was dedicated to educating teams and promoting safety during installations and public usage. Attendees traveled from some distance to participate, including Bahamia Rental, Nassau, the Bahamas.

The program features practical sessions, including “Protecting Your Investment” (how to properly clean and care for your tent), “How to React to Emergency Situations,” “Challenges of a Crew Chief,” “Ten Ways to Get Hurt,” “Basic Safety” and “Information on the Ballasting Tool,” illustrated with a case study. The content was presented by TRD steering committee members, Dave MacArthur (Losberger US LLC) and Tom Markel (Bravo Events Expos Displays). There was quite a bit of audience participation with helpful tips and questions, which created a great dialogue between the presenters and attendees.

The next TRD Boot Camp is scheduled for Aug. 26 in Charlotte, N. C. at Party Reflections Inc. For more information, contact Jill Newman, division specialist, at +1 651 225 6953 or jmnewman@ifai.com.