City of Fontana Celebrates Building Safety Month

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Fontana California


May 1, 2019

The City of Fontana Celebrates May as Building Safety Month

Building and Safety Staff

City of Fontana Building and Safety Staff

Fontana, Calif. - From earthquakes to strong winds, structures in the City of Fontana are able to withstand an array of circumstances thanks to the men and women of the Building and Safety Division. Join the dedicated team of inspectors, plan checkers, permit aides and technicians as they take part in the worldwide campaign of promoting building safety through Building Safety Month. Throughout May, take part in numerous fun activities and events on the City's social media accounts and in-person. 

Events include:

  • City Council Proclamation -  During the Tuesday, April 23 council meeting, the Fontana City Council declared the month of May to be Building Safety Month with a proclamation 
  • Book Display - Read up on Building and Safety-related topics with a book display on the first floor of the Lewis Library and Technology Center all month long
  • Fire Simulator Presentation – Tuesday, May 14 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m, located in the City Hall parking lot (8353 Sierra Ave). The San Bernardino County Fire Department will show the different ways fires may start in a home, along with tips to put out or contain a fire
  • Development Services Office (DSO) Open House – Tuesday, May 21 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., located in the DSO first floor conference room (8353 Sierra Ave). Building and Safety staff, along with Housing staff will be answering all your home improvement questions from pulling permits and scheduling inspections to discussing the Sewer Connection Program and Housing Rehabilitation Program

The first Building Safety Month, presented by the International Code Council, was observed in 1980. The campaign aims to raise awareness about critical safety issues from structural to fire prevention, plumbing and mechanical systems, and energy efficiency.

The 2019 Building Safety Month theme is No Code. No Confidence. You can be certain that your home or any structure that has been properly inspected is safe and resilient. Buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes result in resilient structures that minimize the risks of death, injury and property damage.

“When our building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings and review construction plans to ensure code compliance, they help to ensure the places where you live, work and play are safe,” states City of Fontana Interim Building Official, Steven Myers. “We work closely with home-builders, contractors, plumbers, roofers and other construction industry trades to provide for the public safety of our community.”

Each week in May, the campaign highlights a different topic about building safety such as Preparing for Disasters, Innovations in Building and Safety, and Ensuring a Safer Future through Training and Education. Within each week, Fontana Building and Safety staff has organized activities to share about the profession, building safety and much more.

Connect with the City's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor) to receive all the Building and Safety information and activities throughout the month. Learn more about the Fontana Building and Safety Division here or join the conversation on social media at #buildingsafety365.