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St. Patrick's Day is Almost Here! Enjoy These Fun Facts!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from your friends at SERVPRO of Leavenworth & NW Wyandotte Co.
Enjoy these fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day!
FACTS ABOUT IRISH AMERICANS
- There are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry. This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself.
- Irish is the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, ranking behind German.
- Across the country, 11 percent of residents lay claim to Irish ancestry. That number more than doubles to 23 percent in the state of Massachusetts.
- Irish is the most common ancestry in 54 U.S. counties, of which 44 are in the Northeast. Middlesex County in Massachusetts tops the list with 348,978 Irish Americans, followed by Norfolk County, MA, which has 203,285.
- Irish ranks among the top five ancestries in every state except Hawaii and New Mexico. It is the leading ancestry group in Delaware, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
- There are approximately 144,588 current U.S. residents who were born in Ireland.
PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
- Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dish. In 2009, roughly 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage were produced in the United States.
- Irish soda bread gets its name and distinctive character from the use of baking soda rather than yeast as a leavening agent.
- Lime green chrysanthemums are often requested for St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations.
PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
- The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City.
- More than 100 St. Patrick’s Day parades are held across the United States. New York City and Boston are home to the largest celebrations.
- At the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, participants march up 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street. Each year, between 150,000 and 250,000 marchers take part in the parade, which does not allow automobiles or floats.
PLACES TO SPEND ST. PATRICK’S DAY
- There are seven places in the United States named after the shamrock, the floral emblem of Ireland including Mount Gay-Shamrock, WV; Shamrock, TX; Shamrock Lakes, IN; and Shamrock, OK.
- Sixteen U.S. places share the name of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. With 44,541 residents, Dublin, CA, is the largest of the nice, followed by Dublin, OH, with 39,310.
- Other towns with the luck of the Irish include Emerald Isle, North Carolina and Irishtown, Illinois.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from your friends at SERVPRO of Leavenworth & NW Wyandotte Co.
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SERVPRO of Leavenworth & NW Wyandotte Co. is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) create the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
- Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
- Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
- Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
- Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
- Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Leavenworth & NW Wyandotte Co
SERVPRO of Leavenworth & NW Wyandotte Co. specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
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Continuing Education Credit Program
Continuing Education Class
Every state requires Continuing Education Credits for property and casualty insurance professionals. State requirements vary, generally running from 10 to 24 hours biennially while a few states require more. Failure to remain current with credits can result in fines and loss of license.
SERVPRO of Leavenworth & NW Wyandotte Co. has made a commitment to serve insurance professionals by offering free continuing education classes in various locations around Metro Kansas City and Topeka KS.
Teaching these classes has become part of my job I enjoy most. Being a Certified Continuing Education Instructor allows me to provide in-depth information on the current state of the restoration industry. The adjusters and agents can then use this information to assist their clients in getting the service they deserve.
SERVPRO of Leavenworth & NW Wyandotte Co. offers insurance credits for Kansas and Missouri Agents as well as key states for insurance adjusters. Those states are Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Classes include the following topics:
Restorative Drying for Water Damage
Property Fire Damage Restoration
Mitigation Awareness and Response
Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
Cleaning & Restoring Smoke-Damaged Contents
Restoring Contaminated Buildings
Deodorization of Malodors
To view our schedule of CE Classes please visit: Schedule