The City of Coeur d’Alene Building and Fire Departments will host an Open House on Wednesday, May 11th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, in the former Council Chambers.
Come and meet your local building and fire inspectors and pick up information on home safety, as well as a smoke alarm (while supplies last).
First observed in 1980 as Building Safety Week, Building Safety Month 2011 will highlight four areas: (1) Energy and Green Building, (2) Disaster Safety and Mitigation, (3) Fire Safety and Awareness, and (4) Backyard Safety. The goal is to raise public awareness of critical safety issues such as the structural soundness of buildings, reliability of fire prevention and suppression systems, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency and sustainability. These issues affect every person, regardless of age or occupation.
The International Code Council’s 50,000 members made up of local inspectors, plan reviewers and others, work to ensure the safety of the structures in which all of us live, work, attend school, worship, and play. These officials provide the first line of defense against building disasters, and are the silent but vigilant guardians who work daily to ensure safety in the built environment. The International Code Council develops the most widely-used building safety and fire prevention codes in the nation.
For more information contact the Building Department at 769-2267, Fire Department 769-2340 or go to the International Code Council website at www.buildingsafetymonth.org.