Community Awareness

To raise the profile, it is imperative that the local code official tell his or her story. In fact, there is no one better to do it. Create and take advantage of opportunities to advance the awareness of the importance of the code official beyond the circle of those who share our profession. This collection of materials can help. Seek out ideas and materials can work in your community and modify where appropriate for the particular audience and situation.


What Are Communities Doing? (News tab)

  • Arlington County Kicks Off "Building Safety is No Accident" (December 1, 2014)
  • Williamsburg offers free deck inspection in May (November 20, 2014)
  • Cintas Corp. Shares Common Fire Safety Misconceptions for Building Safety Month

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Share Your Community News

  • Media Guide
  • News Release Guidelines
  • Sample News Release
  • Submit a News Release to ICC

ICC Outreach Programs

Building Safety Month is May of every year. Sponsored by ICC, it is an easy way to highlight the important service that the code official provides the community. It can also be an opportunity to acknowledge quality builders, contractors, design professionals or developers for their role in a safe built environment.

High School & Technical Training Programs: Is there a vocational school in your community? ICC’s ready-made training program on the IRC helps students at local high schools and technical colleges gain an advantage for future employment in the construction industry. Now that’s providing a public service!

Peer-to-Peer Resources