Wanted: Public Safety Volunteers
Would you be interested in helping out jurisdictions in the aftermath of a natural disaster?
As a building safety professional, you know how important building safety is, especially in the face of such devastation. The test of building safety codes and enforcement is when such a disaster strikes. Unfortunately, even when the emergency preparedness plan is in place and the building safety codes are strong, Mother Nature can still pack a punch.
The International Code Council is compiling a database of volunteers to help state and local governments in need of additional personnel after a natural disaster. When you complete and submit the online form, your name will be placed on a list of people who, like yourself, are willing to help with building damage assessment and building inspections. (Being on this list does not obligate you in any way.)
The list will be made available to any state or local jurisdiction, or any of their departments or agencies, who requests volunteer help after a natural disaster. It will then be up to the recipient of the list to decide which, if any, volunteers to contact.
Volunteers do not represent ICC, and ICC does not represent any jurisdiction or entity that is requesting assistance. ICC does not investigate or assess the qualification, skills, capabilities or background of volunteers, and has no control over the volunteer's information once it has been provided to state and local governments. In addition, all matters relating to a volunteer's service—including the nature of the help needed, the time frame, expenses, housing, meals, insurance, salary reimbursement, and liability for injuries or damage to or by the volunteer—must be arranged between the volunteer and the jurisdiction requesting help.
For information, please call 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233), ext. 5238.
When you submit this form, your name will be placed on a list of people who, like yourself, are willing and qualified to help communities assess building damage after a natural disaster. This list will be made available to local governments who request assistance. Being on this list does not obligate you in any way.
Thank you for so generously offering to give of your time and expertise.