***Important Notice for Septic Installers***
The BCBOHA Septic Installer Re certification Course scheduled for January 17, 2017 has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather. The course has been RESCHEDULED for January 31st, 2017 at 1 Fenn Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room in Pittsfield, MA 01201 for 6PM-8PM. Please call Allison Hope at 413-442-1521 Ext. 36 with any questions. Thank you!
The Berkshire County Boards of Health Association (BCBOHA) is a professional, educational organization serving the 32 local boards of health in Berkshire County, MA. BCBOHA also serves as the Berkshire County Emergency Preparedness Coalition.
Please note the new phone number to call for information about the septic installer certification program: Allison Hope, 413-442-1521, x36. Note that BCBOHA is currently located in the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission offices (BRPC), so do not be concerned that this is a BRPC number when you call.
BCBOHA has scheduled courses for the 2016-2017 season. Please click here to view the list of available courses: 2016-2017 Letter. If you still need to re-certify but are unable to take an in person course, there are several online courses that will qualify that can be found on our letter, here: 2016-2017 Letter. Send us proof that you have taken the online class, along with the registration form and $40 re-certification fee. Please click 2016-2017 Letter for the letter and registration forms. You can also check the NEIWPCC website to see if there are additional in-person offerings that would qualify: http://www.neiwpcc.org/
For a list of currently certified installers, click here: certified_septic_installers_2016-2017. If someone is not listed, please call 413-442-1521, x.36 to confirm certification status. This list is up to date for the 2016-2017 year.
The next BCBOHA Executive Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The Agenda can be found here agenda-12_21_16
The Executive Committee usually meets the third Wednesday of the month, at 12:45 pm, at 1 Fenn St. Cancelled or rescheduled meetings will be noted here at least 24 hours in advance. Meeting Agenda can be found here at least 48 hours in advance. For a list of FY 17 expected meeting dates please click BCBOHA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES FY 17.
Two chokesaver classes that meet the requirements of 105 CMR 590.009(E) have been scheduled for January. Click here to see the flyer& registration form here. For more information or to be added to our mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that because of the limited number of participants allowed in each session, these classes fill up fast! Please contact us for the most recent schedule.
Temporary Food Event Trainings
If you are interested in a temporary food event training please contact us. This training is specifically aimed at temporary food operators and non-profit organizations who serve food.
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For other emergency preparedness information, click here: Emergency Preparedness
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