FEMA Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration’s Building Science Branch develops and produces multi-hazard mitigation guidance, provides training on this guidance and works closely with the ICC and other partners to develop disaster-resilient building codes to reduce loss of life and property. Building Science’s Mitigation Assessment Teams (MATs) are comprised of expert investigators who deploy into the field post-disaster to assess the damages and make recommendations for future technical guidance and building code improvements. Download disaster-specific MAT reports and find out how to join a future MAT team.

Simpson Strong-Tie

Go to FLASH.org or www.safestronghome.com for more information on how to protect your home.

American Wood Council Webinars

Other helpful disaster safety and mitigation links include:
10 Tips for Disaster Safety & Mitigation Flyer (Download and make copies for events)
FEMA Building Codes Toolkit for Homeowners
Mitigation Ideas: A Resource for Reducing Risk to Natural Hazards
Find more building safety resources in the Catalog of FEMA Building Science Branch Publications and Training Courses, FEMA P-787
Find more earthquake resources in the Catalog of FEMA Earthquake Resources, FEMA P-736B
Flood Cleanup: Safety and Salvaging Brochure
For more information on mitigating critical facilities such as hospitals, schools, and fire stations, see FEMA’s Risk Management Series for Natural Disasters
Get inspired by the actions taken by individuals and communities to mitigate against disasters – read these Best Practice Stories
View FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Videos 
Learn about how building safety and sustainability are linked in Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings, FEMA P-798
Mold: Tips on Prevention and Control Brochure
Protect Your Home in a FLASH
Safety First—Disaster Preparedness: Tips for your Home and Family Brochure
Watch Disaster Safety “How-To” Videos