4-14-20 ETCP Certified Technicians Aid Temporary Field Hospitals



On Wednesday, ETCP certified stagecraft technicians implemented their design to bring utilities including lighting, individual power drops, and

oxygen lines straight to temporary hospital beds. This development is being constructed in live-event venues like the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, as well as cities across the United States that are building temporary Field Hospitals for both COVID and non-COVID patients.

“The design provided by the ETCP Certified IATSE technicians allows for the current Army Core of Engineers field design to be modified using entertainment technology to include the life sustaining utilities.” said Michael BarnesIATSE international vice-president and president of the Philadelphia Stage Local 8.

Barnes continued, “No one is better prepared to solve a dilemma creatively than an entertainment industry professional. ETCP Certified technicians are very well-versed in setting up large volumes of equipment for touring shows in under 12 hours. If we can spread the word that this is a possibility, our hope is that technicians in other communities will have the same opportunity.”

In response to the COVID- 19 crisis, IATSE members and ETCP Certified Technicians continue to be available to work with the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA in arenas and convention centers throughout the country, converting these facilities to field hospitals.

For more information please visit www.IATSE.net



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