Throughout May, the city of Bend will be celebrating Building Safety Month 2013. This year’s theme is “Code Officials Keep You Safe.” Each week, City Hall will offer a themed display:
- May 6 – 12: Fire Safety & Awareness - Protecting our homes and workplaces with essential safety precaution measures.
- May 13 – 19: Disaster Safety & Mitigation - Raising awareness about how to prepare for a natural disaster and take action when one strikes.
- May 20 – 26: Backyard & Pool Safety - Creating a safer environment for families to enjoy activities outside the home.
- May 27 – 31: Energy & Green Building – Spotlighting the latest advancements in sustainable design and building.
City Hall displays will include handouts for children, as well as additional information. The Bend Fire Department will also have a controlled burn demonstration on Thursday, May 9 at 10am, at the North Fire Station’s Training Center, located at 63377 Jamison Street. The demonstration will include a demonstrated structure fire and the effects of fire sprinkler systems.
Building Safety Month is presented by the International Code Council (ICC), 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. Whether a Building Official, Inspector, Plan Reviewer, or Fire Marshal, their mission is the same: to prevent harm by ensuring compliance with building safety codes before a disaster occurs. First Preventers play a major role in saving lives, protecting property, and reducing recovery costs often borne by the public. For more information, call Donna Hamilton, City of Bend Plans Examiner, at 541-312-4911.