In an effort to recognize the International Code Council’s dedication to building safety, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray is proclaiming May as Building Safety Month.
“The International Code Council works diligently to ensure the most widely adopted building safety, energy and fire codes in the nation are used by most U.S. cities, counties and states,” stated Supervisor Murray. “Indeed it is fitting that the Town of Hempstead proclaims May as Building Safety Month to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown guardians of public safety – our local code officials who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings.”
The theme for Building Safety Month 2014 is “Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks,” and encourages all Americans to raise awareness of the importance of building safe and resilient construction, fire prevention, disaster mitigation, backyard safety, energy efficiency and new technologies in the construction industry. Building Safety Month 2014, sponsored by the International Code Council, also encourages appropriate steps everyone can take to ensure that the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play are safe and sustainable, and recognizes that countless lives have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes of local and state agencies.
“In observance of Building Safety Month, I ask all residents to consider projects to improve building safety and sustainability at home and in the community, and to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by our local and state building departments, fire prevention bureaus and federal agencies in protecting precious lives and properties,” concluded Murray.