ICC’s Disaster Response Network is making some changes

The International Code Council is extremely grateful to all the volunteers who have signed up and provided assistance via our Disaster Response Network throughout the years.

We are in the process of making some revisions to the program. The Code Council and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) are joining forces to create a single national database of volunteers willing to assist jurisdictions with building damage assessments and inspections in the aftermath of a disaster. This interactive online database will combine information from the Code Council's Disaster Response Network and NCSEA's Second Responder Roster. The two organizations created a disaster response oversight committee consisting of members, staff and board members to finalize the details for the joint website and volunteer database. 

“We are excited to be working with NCSEA on this project," said Greg Wheeler, CBO, and Chief Building Official for Thornton, Colo.; Secretary/Treasurer of the Code Council Board of Directors; Chair of the ICC Disaster Assessment Ad-hoc Committee; and a member of the ICC-NCSEA Disaster Response Oversight Committee. "After a devastating hurricane season and widespread wildfires in California, a national database of building safety professionals is even more crucial to helping communities recover quickly from disasters." 

More information about this new database and how you can participate is coming soon. Check back here periodically for updates.

In the meantime, if you are interested in serving as a disaster response volunteer in the future and would like to be included in our database, please submit your name and contact information to ICC Government Relations Regional Manager Kelly Sadler at ksadler@iccsafe.org.