Bio-One is the Presenting Sponsor at the 2021 United State Police and Fire Championships
Bio-One has been honored to be the presenting sponsor for the 2021 USPFC. Athletes from all over the county have come to San Diego, Ca to compete in competitions from everything from surfing to CrossFit, cornhole to soccer and everything in between. The athletes are all police, firefighters, FBI, corrections, border patrol and other departments. And the athletes are either current first responders or are retired. The championships are being held June 10-19th all over the San Diego area so we are right in the middle of the competition. Once all of the events are finished, we will be posting an update. But until then, please enjoy these photos we have from the past few days of the event. Please contact us with any questions you may have. 480-276-4061 Rebecca@BioOneScottsdale.com
#HELPFIRST FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Bio-One Donates First Aid Kits in Recognition of National Police Week
Scottsdale, AZ (May 12, 2021) – In recognition of National Police Week, May 9-15, Bio-One thanked first responders by donating first aid kits to Paradise Valley Police Department and Scottsdale Police Department as part of the nationwide campaign #HelpFirst for First Responders. Throughout the week, Bio-One offices in 41 states distributed a cumulative of 5,000 first aid kits, which included alcohol swabs, Advil, gloves, gauze pads, and an assortment of bandages.
The #HelpFirst campaign aligns with the Bio-One motto, Help First, Business Second, and will be used to help officers and community members in the event of a minor medical emergency.
“Bio-One always has and always will support our local law enforcement” said Rebecca Wallace, owner of Bio-One. “This campaign is just a small way of letting our local LEOs know that we see them and appreciate them.”
As a 2021 corporate sponsor of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Bio-One, Inc. will also pay tribute to fallen officers during the virtual 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8:00 p.m. The event will be broadcasted live on Facebook, YouTube, and LawMemorial.org/CV.
“We are so thankful for Bio-One’s corporate partnership and their continued support of the Memorial Fund,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. “This partnership will further bolster the Memorial Fund’s mission of honoring America’s Law Enforcement, as well as provide support for the Museum’s upcoming exhibition opening in September. We are grateful for their commitment.”
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, telling the story of American law enforcement, and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., which honors the names of all of the 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history.
Bio-One, a crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operates in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and all of Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Bio-One is committed to providing excellent service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and much more. Each Bio-One office is independently owned and operated by a member of the local community. For more information about Bio-One, visit us at www.BioOneScottsdale.com
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is proud to announce that the 2021 United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are now Presented by Bio-One, Inc.
Operating under the motto, "Help First, Business Second," Bio-One provides high-level decontamination and biohazard cleanup services while offering clients the privacy and compassion needed at difficult times. Bio-One operates in 41 states with over 110 locations and is committed to providing first-class service.
"We are thrilled to add Bio-One as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 USPFC because First Responders warrant our support," said California Police Athletic Federation President LC Collins. "Bio-One’s reputation is second to none, and with their partnership, we can offer first responders a health and wellness outlet. We look forward to working with them for years to come."
Founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon "Duke" Nyhus, The United States Police & Fire Championships were first held in San Diego in 1967. Duke recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among the Public Safety and First Responder community members.
The USPFC caters to active and retired public safety and first responders who participate in Olympic-style competitions and open to individuals representing firefighters, law enforcement, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs across the country. Traditionally athletes compete in 45+ sporting events from biathlon to motocross across 35+ venues in Southern California.
"At Bio-One our support for Law Enforcement and Fire Service Officers is unwavering, and we're thrilled to partner with the California Police Athletic Federation during this memorable event," said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, founder of Bio-One. "We wish each athlete success and look forward to celebrating these everyday heroes."
The 2021 USPFC Presented by Bio-One will take place from June 10th to the 19th in venues across San Diego, California, and strengthen the relationship between First Responders and the community for many years to come!
About the United States Police and Fire Championships
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF) is the parent organization of two multi-sport programs designed for peace officers and firefighters. The World Police & Fire Games (WPFG) are open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world. The United States Police & Fire Championships (USPFC) are open to active or retired public safety and first responder personnel from an eligible agency within the USA. For more information, please visit www.uspfc.org.
Bio-One ranked number one in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 for success in crime-scene and trauma-scene cleaning. This marks the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.
Scottsdale, AZ – Bio-One ranked number one in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500 for success in crime-scene and trauma-scene cleaning. This marks the fifth year in a row that Bio-One has been included in the ranking.
Bio-One is locally owned and operated by Joshua and Rebecca Wallace and Christian Williams. Joshua and Rebecca Wallace and Christian Williams have been serving the Scottsdale and Phoenix Metro community since 2019.
Bio-One provides service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and more.
Owner Rebecca Wallace recently wrote an article and said, “When looking at purchasing a Bio-One office, the first thing that stuck out to us wasn’t the fact that we would be cleaning what is impacted after a suicide, homicide, unattended death or so-on. What stuck out to us was “Help First, Business Second.” We wanted to help people and make a difference in our community.
We get to help people during some of the hardest times in their lives. Normally, we are the last people they see right after tragedy. The police, EMTs and medical examiners have left, and then we come in. Because of that, we also make sure to have all of the resources the family may need. We have a responsibility to take care of people when they need us and help them however we can. It is why we do what we do.”
The number of Bio-One franchises have increased 145 percent in the last three years with over 100 locations in 41 states.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Entrepreneur,” said Nick-Anthony Zamucen, CEO of Bio-One Inc. “The ranking is a direct reflection of our Bio-One family, strength of our business model, and our ability to consistently deliver care and compassion to our clients.”
Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. Bio-One’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.
About Bio-One Inc.
Bio-One Inc. is the first crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise, operating in 41 states with over 100 locations. Bio-One is committed to providing excellent service in recovery and suicide cleanup, homicide cleanup, hoarding situations, junk removal, deceased animal recovery, feces removal, pest and rodent droppings and much more. Each office is independently owned and operated by a member of the local community. For more information about Bio-One, visit us at www.BioOneScottsdale.com
The Ugly Truth
OCT 08, 2020 by Rebecca Wallace
Animal hoarding is something that is more common than you might realize. Sometimes you will hear about it in the news, magazines and social media. You will hear how the animals were rescued and the person who is responsible for their mistreatment has charges against them. But what happens to the animals? Who rescues them and what do they go through? What happens to the home?
There are many aspects to take into consideration when talking about animal hoarding. One of the biggest is who is going to take the animals and what condition are the animals in. When there are large numbers of animals who need to be removed from a home a one time, most times, multiple rescues have to help. As much as rescues prepare for any situations, you can never really be prepared for 100+ animals, who are probably sick, to come into your facility all at once. Recently there was a cat hoarding situation in Peoria, Arizona in which 133 cats were being kept in an apartment. Missy from La Gattara Cat Cafe was the first person contacted to help. The cats ranged from newborn kittens, pregnant cats and adult cats and some were sick and most were not spayed or neutered. Also, as you can imagine the living conditions were unimaginable and the air quality was so bad you could barely breath. Missy knew she could not take all of the cats by herself, she needed help. Missy put out the call for help to other rescues across Arizona and many answered the call. 23 of the cats went to a rescue, Ark Cat Sanctuary in Flagstaff, Arizona. Ark Cat Sanctuary gets so many calls for hoarding, that when Missy called, they not only took 23 of the cats, but they put a plan in place to build a habitat specifically for cats coming out of hoarding situations. What a lot of people do not understand is when animals are in such bad living conditions coming out of that they quickly need to be assessed for disease, parasites and trauma. They cannot immediately go into a new home. They need to be rehabilitated and that takes time and money. The rescue community relies on fundraising, grants and volunteers to help.
Once the animals are rescued from the home, there is a lot of hard work that needs to be done to make the home habitable again. There are many companies that do clean out homes from hoarding situations. However, there is 1 company that is preferred, and that is Bio-One. Bio-One works hand in hand with rescues to make sure all animals are out safely. When there are very young puppies, kittens or elderly animals, they like to hide. So it takes care and focus to look for these animals and get them out of the home into the rescues arms safely. Also, Bio-One always has a staff member on site that is trained in animal rescue and pet first aid in case an emergency situation occurs. While this is taking place, Bio-One is also removing debris, feces, urine, damaged items and anything else that needs to go. Many times there is thousands of dollars in damage in the home. Making sure you have a company that cares is very important because these situations are very sensitive.
The last piece of the equation is mental health. Hoarding is recognized as a disease and should be treated as so. People who hoard need physiological help or they will most likely revert back to hoarding. Do not turn your back on them, offer them help. The other people who may need a therapist to talk to are the rescuers. They see a part of humanity that many do not want to acknowledge is there or do not understand. They see abuse, death and trauma daily. Yet, they do it day after day. The psychological tole that takes is huge.
So what can you do to help?
First, if you are looking for a new pet, please consider adopting from a rescue. It is so rewarding and helps save a life.
Second, if you are looking to volunteer, please call your local animal rescue to volunteer with them. Most rescues are looking for fosters, adoption specialists, comfort volunteers to sit or play with the animals, and many other things.
Third, donate to your local rescue. Blankets, food, litter and toys are common things you can easily buy that a rescue can use.
Fourth, if you know someone is a hoarder, please say something to them gently and with love. Offer them support.
If you have any questions you can reach out to us at any time. We are always here to help.
info@BioOneFlagstaff.com | 928-863-8276 | info@BioOneScottsdale.com | 480-276-4061
Local and National Resource Guide
There is always help available, you just need to know where to look
SEP 24, 2020 by REBECCA WALLACE
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or in crisis, there are many different resources available that can help. This can include depression, substance abuse, physical abuse, suicidal thoughts and behavior. Here are a few phone numbers to remember. They could save your life.
National Suicide Prevention Helpline – available 24/7 – call (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Helpline (hearing impaired) – call (800)-799-4889
The Samaritans – available 24/7 and offers emotional support and resources – call or text (877) 870-4673
National Substance Use and Disorder Hotline – available 24/7 for treatment and referrals – (800)662-4357
Crisis Text Line – available 24/7 when in crisis – text “Home” to 741741
Trevor Project Lifeline – available 24/7 for youth in the LGBTQ community – call (866) 488-7386
Child Help USA National Hotline – available 24/7 for children who are suffering from child abuse – call (800) 422-4453
Boys Town National Hotline – available 24/7 for children and families – call (800) 448-3000
National Teen Dating Violence Hotline – available 24/7 for teens having concerns with a relationship – call (866) 331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522
Veterans Crisis Line – available 24/7 – (800) 273-8255 (press 1)
Be Connected – available 24/7 – (866) 4AZ-VETS (429-8387)
Crisis Response Network – available 24/7
Central Arizona – (602)222-9444
Central Arizona – (800)631-1314
Central Arizona (hearing impaired) – (800)327-9254
Northern Arizona – (877)756-4090
Mercy Care – available 24/7 in Maricopa County – call (800)631-1314 or (602) 222-9444
Arizona Complete Health – available 24/7 in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties served – call (866) 495-6735
Health Choice Arizona – available 24/7 in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties – call (877) 756-4090
Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities – call (800)-259-3449
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community – call (855) 331-6432
Making the phone call can be one of the hardest things to do, but it can save your life. There is always someone to listen to you and give you resources. You are not alone.
For more resources or if you have any questions, feel free to call Bio-One at 480-276-4061 or 928-863-8276. You can also reach us by email at info@BioOneScottsdale.com or info@BioOneFlagstaff.com
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Maintaining Good Mental Health
What To Do During A Pandemic
MAY 4th, 202 by REBECCA WALLACE
Being in the middle of a pandemic can be very scary for a lot of people. Life as we know it has changed and who knows when that will go back to normal, or what the new normal will be. There has been an increase in domestic violence and suicide rates are also anticipated to rise. Unemployment is up, and there is a coloration with unemployment and suicide, schools are closed, grocery stores are low on supplies, the list goes on. So how do you stay positive? How do you handle the stress and uncertainty?
There are many things that you can do whether in a pandemic or not that will help increase endorphins and help with good mental health. Here are a few.
1. Adopt a pet or foster a pet. Studies show that playing with a pet and petting them releases serotonin and dopamine which cause feelings of happiness and contentment.
2. Go outside. Take a walk in your yard, around your block, or just sit on your porch. If you are able to take a hike or be in nature, take advantage of that. Being outdoors can reduce stress and depression and increase productivity and energy.
3. Try to stay connected to your community. Having human contact and interaction is something most people yearn for, its in our DNA. So put together ZOOM meetings with your friends, watch bands perform live on Facebook, join an online club to learn a new skill.
4. Stay tapped into your religious/spiritual network. Watch online sermans, listen to music, pray, meditate, try to stay rooted. Some places of worship are having online gatherings which can help you feel involved.
Everyone has a different way to promote good mental health in their own life. For some people it is exercising or reading a book, it can be so many different things. The best thing to remember is that whatever it is you do to help with your mental health, stick with it. Our mental health is so important and shouldn't be taken lightly. For ways to help maintain good mental health please visit the links below. If you need to talk to someone or need resources for your area, please call or email us.
480-276-4061 | 928-863-8276 | info@BioOneScottsdale.com | info@BioOneFlagstaff.com
DONATE BLOOD, AND SAVE A LIFE
If there is one thing we have seen since the Coronavirus pandemic started, its that our communities come together. There has been fear and panic, but there have been many people helping one another and giving back. How can you give back? One way you can really make a difference right now, is by donating blood. Please sign up to donate at our blood drive this Friday, May 29th.
Many hospitals are experiencing blood shortages due to COVID-19, and some are even having to consider closing their doors because of it. When COVID-19 hit our communities, schools, churches, dentists, doctors and so many other businesses had to shut there doors. And do you know where a lot of blood drives take place? In those same places. Because of that, many blood drives have been canceled for the foreseeable future. Blood transfusions are needed for premature babies, women in labor, people with blood disorders, people who have experienced a trauma, and so many more things. Blood saves lives. Please consider donating or even sponsoring and putting on a blood drive.
Here at Bio-One and Best Option Restoration, we strongly believe that we can make a difference in our communities by putting on blood drives with Vitalant. Bio-One has been on the front lines decontaminating homes and businesses due to COVID-19. We use chemicals that are EPA approved for COVID-19, have the proper PPE, and are trained for this specialized decontamination. So, if you come to one of our blood drives, be assured that we will be taking every precaution to keep the space clean and safe. It will be decontaminated prior to the event starting and after it is over. We will also be decontaminating the bathrooms throughout the day. Vitalant has also put standards in place during the COVID-19 pandemic to uphold the CDC recommendation for social distancing (each area will have at least 6 feet from the other areas). We have 2 blood drives coming up and hopefully more in the near future. Please sign up to donate today for the blood drive on May 29th.
Please, reach out if you would like to set up your own blood drive. We can get you into contact with the rep in your area and help you get the ball rolling. Lets keep supporting our communities while still staying safe and being conscious of the precautions set in place.
Contact Rebecca Wallace 480-276-4061 or 928-863-8276
When to Call a Professional
MARCH 15, 2020 by REBECCA WALLACE
With all of the talk about Coronavirus, hygiene and self quarantines, it is really hard to know when you need to call a professional to decontaminate your home or workplace. It is also imperative to make sure you are hiring a licensed, experienced company if you do need to make that call. Many companies will try to capitalize off of the fear people are experiencing right now, so hiring the right company is crucial.
The only company who is available nationwide and has extensive experience with infectious disease decontamination is Bio-One. All Bio-One franchise owners have been trained how to decontaminate a scene with infectious disease present, have the proper chemicals that are EPA approved and have the proper PPE to ensure not only the safety of themselves, but also to minimize possible cross contamination. Many other companies may claim this, but many cannot deliver. A few things to ask a company you are considering to hire are 1. What chemical will they be using and is it EPA approved for Coronavirus
2. You need to see their certificate of insurance (COI)
3. You need to see their business license
4. Ask them what other types of infectious diseases and virus they have worked with and when.
If they cannot provide these items, they are not qualified to even be considered to do the work.
Now, how do you know when to make that call? If you, someone that lives with you or someone you came into contact with tested positive for Coronavirus, make that call. Decontamination after a virus is confirmed is very detailed and thorough, and should be done by a professional. Special chemicals, equipment and PPE are needed to ensure the best possible result and minimize the potential spreading of the virus. If no one has tested positive, you can use one of the EPA approved products to do some disinfecting on your own. However, if you are not confident in your ability to disinfect properly or would like a professional to do it, call a professional. Bio-One has been preforming many proactive decontamination services for many people and businesses.
No matter what the situation, know that there is help available to you and your family. Professionals, such as Bio-One, are available around the clock to ease your mind and help you feel safe in your home again. Don't hesitate to call or email us with any questions you may have.
Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Grant
$5,000 Grant Recipient Chosen By The Public
MARCH 5, 2020 by Rebecca Wallace
Bio-One is known for helping people during crisis, such as homicide, suicide and hoarding. What you may not know, is that we give back to our communities as much as we can, as often as we can. With that, we are pleased to announce the Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Grant.
This grant is a chance for us to say "Thank you" to all of the agencies who protect our communities. We made the grant simple and easy to access. The following is all the information you will need for grant and voting.
The 2020 Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Safety Grant is a statewide grant that is available for all law enforcement agencies to apply for. The purpose of the grant is to provide 1 law enforcement agency in the state of Arizona with $5,000 in funding to help with safety equipment, safety training, or anything in between. The grant recipient will be decided by the public, not by Bio-One. Because Bio-One works with multiple law enforcement agencies, any Arizona Bio-One office or employee of an Arizona Bio-One office will not be eligible to vote. All voting is done through the survey monkey link provided on the Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Grant Facebook page. No other voting platforms are available or will be accepted. At Bio-One we believe in “Help First, Business Second” so it goes without saying, we want to give back to those in our community who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.
$5,000 grant from Bio-One which can be used for anything safety related. That can be equipment, training, or anything in between.
2nd and 3rd Place
Brats and Burgers catered BBQ. Bio-One will have a BBQ catered at your precinct for all the law enforcement. Date is TBD
Step 1: Law Enforcement departments must submit a Word document or PDF stating the law enforcement name, location, contact information, a write up why they could use the grant and a picture of the department. All submissions need to be sent to (undecided at this point) and received by April 20th, 2020. Once your submission has been received, you will get an email confirmation. This submission, minus all the contact information, will be put onto the Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Grant Facebook page for the public to read about your department to help them with their voting decision.
Step 2: On April 24th, 2020, all submissions will be listed on the Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Grant Facebook page for the public to view.
Step 3: Invite people to view the page, share the page, try to gain some traction for your department
Step 4: May 1st-May 31st, 2020 voting will be open to the public. There will be a link on the Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Grant Facebook page to vote. You can share it on your law enforcement page, personal page, email it out, etc. Gain as many votes as you can!
Step 5: June 1st, 2020, the winners will be contacted via phone by Bio-One and work out a time to bring the grant to the law enforcement office.
How to Vote
Go to the Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Grant Facebook page and read through each of the nominee’s post about what they will use the grant for. Once you have read through all the nominees, click on the pinned post which will guide you to the voting platform. Click on the law enforcement agency you would like to see receive the grant and you will get a prompt that your vote has been received. Share the page and tag your friends and family to help the law enforcement agency you would like to receive the grant get more votes!
For questions you can send us a private message on the Bio-One AZ Law Enforcement Grant page, or you can reach out to the organizers.
Rebecca Wallace 928-863-8276, 480-276-4061 or email at info@BioOneScottsdale.com
David or Caroline Scott 520-771-5960 or email at info@BioOneTucson.com
At Bio-One we are not only committed to helping people during some of their most difficult times, but also thanking those who keep our communities safe. Thank you for helping us thank the law enforcement agencies who serve and protect our communities every single day.
Bio-One of Flagstaff | 928-863-8276 | info@BioOneFlagstaff.com
Bio-One of Glendale | 623-888-4276 | info@BioOneGlendale.com
Bio-One of Goodyear | 623-606-9873 | info@BioOneGoodyear.com
Bio-One of Mesa | 480-930-2416 | info@Bio-OneMesa.com
Bio-One of Scottsdale | 480-276-4061 | info@BioOneScottsdale.com
Bio-One of Tucson | 520-771-5960 | info@BioOneTucson.com