FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUSTIN, TX., May 24, 2019 – El Reno, Oklahoma
Emergency response was required in the El Reno, Oklahoma area this week, when a large tornado touched down in areas of Oklahoma, killing at least two people and leaving a lengthy path of damage and destruction.
The storm struck the city of El Reno, 25 miles west of Oklahoma City. CrewFacilities.com, a crew logistics and lodging contractor for the US Government and Commercial Agencies, was tasked to mobilize their emergency response team that is trained in critical missions and disaster relief. The CrewFacilities.com Senior Client Services Team moved 134 men and women from modular structures when they had to be evacuated and all local shelters were at or above capacity. The Crew Facilities.com dispatch team handled the logistics, dispatch, tracking of personnel and rosters into several facilities where they could immediately find shelter and obtain housing within 30 minutes, and the entire 134 crew members were checked in and accounted for between several facilities in 68 minutes from initial request.
“We were just doing the job we do every day for our clients and crew members. As a US Governmental Lodging Contractor, we have specialized teams that train just as our military installations do. They run drills based on the many different scenarios that can occur. And practice these exercises over and over with different outcomes and challenges factored in. We have a 100% historical performance grading as a lodging contractor where we cannot miss a mark or we could lose long term federal contracts. We are grateful and thankful that no one was injured and that we could do our part to assist in the getting these crew members to a safe location,” said Andrea Tsakanikas, President and CEO of CrewFacilities.com.
Founded in 2015, CrewFacilities.com is a Small, Women Owned, WOSB, EDWOSB, DBE, with markets throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. We are retained by commercial organizations and government agencies who have a requirement for lodging, conferences, trainings, food service, logistics and travel management consulting, to simplify and streamline their housing costs and processes. We source over 212,000 vetted facilities to include network and non-network hotels, lodges, apartments, man camps or private facilities required for the project. We have many years of successful past performance in the government and private sector, specializing in remote housing and disaster relief. CrewFacilities.com can mobilize housing locations and food service within hours with our 24/7 logistics and dispatch team.
Nifretta Thomas, CrewFacilities.com
800-273-9256 ext 5
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