Debris Removal

Debris recovery consists of the removal and disposal of FEMA-eligible debris to ensure the orderly recovery of the community and eliminate less immediate threats to public health and safety. Our planet is prone to natural and man-made threats, with particular vulnerability to earthquakes, destructive wildfires, flooding, and mudslides. Odin is experienced in the following complex emergency debris recovery types: earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, and tornado.

Odin debris operations are conducted to meet or exceed all regulations and program standards including FEMA’s Public Assistance Debris Management Guide FEMA-325, FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide FP 104-009-2 (PAPPG), the California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and all other local, state and federal agencies.

Odin will conduct debris response activities immediately following an event in order to clear emergency access routes. This initial phase of operations normally consists of clearing debris that may hinder immediate lifesaving actions within the disaster area and/or pose an immediate threat to public health and safety.

Odin will then dispatch clearing crews. Dependent on the damage, multiple crews will be deployed within 24 hours of the emergency. The clearing crews will use all available resources with focus on local personnel and firms.