Proclaim Support for Building Safety Month

Welcome to the digital proclamation submission process for Building Safety Month. There are two ways to submit a proclamation:

  • Fill out the required fields on our online form below, upload your chapter logo or seal, and a downloadable digital copy of your proclamation will be submitted. You can view the sample copy of what the final proclamation will look like at the bottom of the page before submittal.
  • Upload and submit a PDF of your own proclamation using this template, along with a JPG photo from the signing ceremony in the form below.

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Welcome to the new digital proclamation process for Building Safety Month. You can fill out the pertinent information needed on our online form below, upload your chapter logo or seal, and a downloadable digital copy of your proclamation will be submitted. You can view the sample copy of what the final proclamation will look like at the bottom of the page before submittal. Alternately, you can upload and submit a pdf of your own proclamation, along with a photo from the signing ceremony.

NOTE: Jurisdiction includes Cities, Counties, Towns, Villages, etc.

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When checked ICC may send notifications of future Building Safety Month activities to this email.

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You can pick between the option to either generate or upload your own proclamation. When generating, we will take the information from the fields above, and generate a proclamation with the standard template. When uploading, we will use the document, as provided by you.

Allowed filetype is PDF. Please do not attach files larger than 5MB, as the same will be rejected by the system. If you are having issues with the file-size, please feel free to email us at here.

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By checking this box you are digitally signing this document in the name of (Name of Person Signing) with the title of (Title of Person Signing) from the fields above.

Select your best image from the signing ceremony to upload here.

Before submitting this form. Please check the sample proclamation below for correctness and adjust fields as necessary.
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Sample Proclamation

Building Safety Month — May, 2023

Whereas, our Entity type is committed to recognizing that our growth and strength depends on the safety and essential role our homes, buildings and infrastructure play, both in everyday life and when disasters strike, and;

Whereas, our confidence in the resilience of these buildings that make up our community is achieved through the devotion of vigilant guardians––building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, tradespeople, design professionals, laborers, plumbers and others in the construction industry—who work year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings, and;

Whereas, these guardians are dedicated members of the International Code Council, a nonprofit that brings together local, state, territorial, tribal and federal officials who are experts in the built environment to create and implement the highest-quality codes to protect us in the buildings where we live, learn, work and play, and;

Whereas, these modern building codes include safeguards to protect the public from hazards such as hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildland fires, floods and earthquakes, and;

Whereas, Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown protectors of public safety—our local code officials—who assure us of safe, sustainable and affordable buildings that are essential to our prosperity, and;

Whereas “It Starts with You,” The theme for Building Safety Month 2023, encourages us all to raise awareness about building safety on a personal, local and global scale, and;

Whereas, each year, in observance of Building Safety Month, people all over the world are asked to consider the commitment to improve building safety, resilience and economic investment at home and in the community, and to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by local and state building departments, fire prevention bureaus and federal agencies in protecting lives and property.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Name of person signing, Title of person signing of the Entity type of Entity name, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2023 as Building Safety Month. Accordingly, I encourage our citizens to join us as we participate in Building Safety Month activities.

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