Building Safety Month

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Colorado’s State Fire Agency joins International Code Council for the Celebration of Building Safety Month 2022

In May 2022, the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) will participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Safety for All: Building Codes in Action,” raises awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work and learn.

Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes and the officials who enforce the codes are essential to helping communities become affordable, resilient, and energy and water-efficient. 

“Building Safety Month provides homeowners, government officials, and the public with the necessary information and resources to prepare and protect our built environment,” said DFPCs Fire and Life Safety Section Chief. 

The educational and interactive campaign raises awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work, and learn. Each year, the Code Council, its members, and industry professionals from all areas of the design and construction industry highlight building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings, and more.

This year’s campaign themes are: 

  • Week One (May 1–8): “Planning for a Safe & Sustainable Tomorrow”
  • Week Two (May 9–15): “Exploring Careers in Building Safety”
  • Week Three (May 16–22): “Understanding the Four Phases of Emergency Management"
  • Week Four (May 23–31): “Creating a Safe & Abundant Water Supply”  

Learn more about Building Safety Month at dfpc.colorado.gov/BSM2022 or  www.buildingsafetymonth.org or join the conversation on social media using #BuildingSafety365.

Week One (May 1–8): “Planning for a Safe & Sustainable Tomorrow”

Read the full article here!

Safety and sustainability relies on action at the individual and community level. The building safety industry is focused on creating safe & sustainable construction by addressing the key areas of energy efficiency, building science and innovation.

The International Code Council works with its industry partners and membership to address the needs of individual communities around the world. Each community is unique – some are leading the way in green building practices and carbon reduction efforts while others are just getting started.

No matter where your community is on this journey and by taking actions in your own home, you can help by learning about safety and sustainability and the innovative technologies that are paving the way for a better future for all of us.

Click here to visit ICC's Building Safety Month website!

Week Two (May 9–15): “Exploring Careers in Building Safety”

Watch our videos here!

There is a tremendous work opportunity for qualified candidates seeking a job in the building industry, including code officials.

Professions within the building safety field vary widely in their specialties, and the industry offers many well-paying career options for today’s workforce.

Click here to visit ICC's Building Safety Month website!

Week Three (May 16–22): “Understanding the Four Phases of Emergency Management”

Natural disasters are increasing in severity and frequency. Preparing for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes helps individuals and communities increase the health and safety of their population during a disaster, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services, and supports a faster recovery in the aftermath of a disaster.

Article 1: Disaster Mitigation Phase

Article 2: Disaster Preparedness Phase

Article 3: Disaster Response Phase

Article 4: Disaster Recovery Phase

Week Four (May 23–31) “Creating a Safe & Abundant Water Supply”

Click here to watch our Week 4 videos!