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April 27, 2014
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Red, White & Blue Fire sets schedule for Building Safety Month

To help raise awareness about building safety, the Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District annually celebrates Building Safety Month during May.

Building Safety Month is a public-safety awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable and energy-efficient homes and buildings.

“When our building safety and fire-prevention experts inspect builds and review construction plans to ensure code compliance, they help to ensure the places where you live, learn, work, worship and play are safe,” said chief Jim Keating in a news release. “Our staff works closely with homebuilders, contractors, sprinkler fitters, fire alarm contractors and other construction industry trades to provide maximum public safety.”

Each year, presidential, gubernatorial and municipal proclamations are approved to bring attention to Building Safety Month. This year’s theme is “Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks.”

In addition to the overall theme of the month, local fire officials also plan to highlight several other fire-safety and homebuilding topics, including “Keeping Fire in Its Place,” May 5-11; “Helping Homeowners Weather the Storm,” May 12-18; “Surround Your Building with Safety,” May 19-25; and “Building a Brighter, More Efficient Tomorrow,” May 26-31.

“The public’s safety is our No. 1 concern,” Keating said in the release. “During Building Safety Month and all year long, our staff is here to help protect you, your family and our community.”

The Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District offers free fire-safety and wildfire-mitigation inspections of homes and businesses.

To schedule an inspection, call 453-2474.

The International Code Council, the sponsor of Building Safety Month, is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building-safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

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The Summit Daily Updated Apr 29, 2014 11:41AM Published May 8, 2014 03:04PM Copyright 2014 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.