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City of Alexandria Celebrates Building Safety Month

On May 1, the City will mark the beginning of Building Safety Month with a kickoff event in Market Square, 301 King Street, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The kickoff event will begin with a proclamation by Mayor William D. Euille, and will continue with food and speeches by members of City staff and the building community. This year’s theme is “Building Safety Month: Code Officials Keep You Safe.”

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. Each week during the month, a specific area of building safety will be spotlighted: Fire Safety and Awareness, May 6‐12; Disaster Safety and Mitigation, May 13‐19; Backyard and Pool Safety, May 20‐26; and Energy and Green Building, May 27‐31.

Founded by the International Code Council, Building Safety Month is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

For more information, contact Nathan Carrick, Public Information Specialist, at 703.746.3199, or nathan.carrick@alexandriava.gov.