Richton Park participates in Building Safety Month
June 28, 2012 2:46PM
Updated: August 2, 2012 6:02AM
When you enter a house or building, most likely you assume it is safe and was properly constructed in accordance with building codes.
Fortunately, your local safety experts work hard to assure building safety and fire prevention every day.
To help raise awareness of building safety, Richton Park’s Community Development Department recently celebrated Building Safety Month.
The theme, “An International Celebration of Safe and Sensible Structures,” highlighted four areas: energy and green building; disaster safety and mitigation; fire Safety and awareness; and backyard safety.
“When building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings during and after construction, we help to ensure that the places where you live, learn, work, worship and play are safe,” said community development director Regan Stockstell. “The important work we do is often overlooked until a catastrophic tragedy occurs.”
Building safety and fire prevention codes address all aspects of construction, such as structural soundness of buildings, reliability of fire prevention and suppression systems, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency and sustainability.
To ensure buildings are safe requires the active participation of building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, builders, engineers, contractors and others in the construction industry, as well as property owners.
“Public safety is our number-one concern,” Stockstell said. “During Building Safety Month and all year long, building safety and fire prevention officials are here to help protect you, your family and our community.”
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