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FirstCall release 4.19

April 19, 2011
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First Call Environmental Hires Robert Jennings

Ashland, VA., -- First Call Environmental, a full service emergency response and environmental remediation company, announced today the hiring of Robert Jennings to help staff their emergency response team. Mr. Jennings will help First Call provides emergency response, environmental assessment, and cleanup and remediation services on-scene at emergency situations as well as ensuring all incidents and remediations are handled quickly and in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

"Rob Jennings brings tremendous skill and experience to our company," said First Call’s CEO Jim Gorey. "He has extensive experience in emergency and remediation situations in building construction, so we can now offer that expertise to our clients.”

Mr. Jennings has more than 18 years of experience in the environmental services industry and emergency response operations. He has been a Senior Environmental Scientist at AECOM, one of the largest architectural and building engineering companies in America. Mr. Jennings was involved in many significant emergency response actions including rapid mobilization of personnel and equipment to mitigate petroleum impacts to surface waters which included source identification, mitigation of vapors, free product removal from surface waters, and installation of recovery wells.

Mr. Jennings has also been involved with the mitigation of water and soil contaminated by heating oil, jet fuel, and hydraulic oil. This included interaction with state and local governments to ensure compliance with all regulations, and coordination and management of all personnel and equipment to ensure maximum effectiveness with minimum disruption of any work or activity at the scene.

“The skills that Mr. Jennings brings to First Call help us offer better and more comprehensive services to our clients” said Gorey. “In addition to the transportation and marine clients we already serve, we can now offer skill and experience to the construction engineering industry.”

Mr. Jennings has a Bachelor of Arts in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Environmental Management, Natural Resources Ecology from Duke University.

About First Call Environmental:

First Call Environmental is a full service environmental consulting firm. Their vision is to be the best “boots on the ground” emergency response and environmental remediation consulting firm in Virginia. They provide clients with better solutions that are more sustainable and environmentally-friendly in a complex regulatory environment as well as focusing on being a positive influence in the community and being responsive and results-oriented for their customers.

To learn more about First Call Environmental, please visit

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