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Maryland County enacts Building Safety Month, promotes building codes and home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Let’s all take a lesson from the good people of Montgomery County, Maryland. Public officials there have made safety a priority–so much so that they’ve officially deemed May Building Safety Month. This year’s theme is “Resilient Communities Start With Building Codes.” This proclamation aims to raise awareness on a variety of topics, including resilient construction and fire prevention. “Often it is not until after a disaster that residents are made aware of the importance of building codes,” said Diane Schwartz Jones, director of the county’s Department of Permitting Services, in an article that appeared on a government and public real…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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