Building Safety Month is a national 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. Each week in May, the Building Inspections Department will provide helpful safety tips to protect residents in the buildings where they live, learn, work and play.
This year’s theme is ‘Code Officials— Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth’. Weekly themes during Building Safety Month include:
Week 1 - May 1 - 5, Partnering with Code Officials to Build Stronger, Safer Communities
Week 2 - May 6-12, Advancing Resilient Communities Through Science & Technology
Week 3 - May 13-19, Protecting Communities from Disasters
Week 4 - May 20-26, Safeguarding Our Water
Week 5 - May 27-31, Improving Education and Training Standards for a Safer Tomorrow
Week 4 - Safeguarding Our Water
Prepare Your Family
Clean water is the world’s most precious commodity. The World Health Organization estimates 844 million people lack basic drinking-water service. In the United States, communities such as Flint, Michigan, will continue to suffer the ill effects of unsafe drinking water if we are not vigilant. Read on...