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Building Safety Codes Protect Communities

Building Safety Codes Protect Communities

Just how important should building safety be to our local communities? Would our homes, offices, schools, stores and other structures be able to withstand the destruction from a disaster? This May marks the 34th annual celebration of Building Safety Month founded by the International Code Council (ICC). By enforcing a higher standard of building codes, […]

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How Fire Protection Is Used In Determining Homeowner’s Insurance

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA Each year, hundreds of thousands of fires take place in U.S. homes at a cost of billions of dollars a year. Fire departments responded to 384,000 home fires in 2010, compared with fewer than 100,000 fires in all other structures, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Home […]

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