FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Let's celebrate Building Safety Month!
Join Kitsap County staff and local
partners to learn more about safety for you, your family, and our
(Port Orchard, WA) Around the country,
it is in the news almost every week-- an avoidable accident involving
building safety. To combat the occurrences of accidents and their
related injuries and costs, Kitsap County Department of Community
Development (DCD) is hosting it’s 1st Annual Building Safety Fair.
On Friday, May 29th, from 1:00 – 3:00pm, DCD and community partners are
welcoming the public to the Kitsap County Administration Building in
Port Orchard to raise awareness of building safety.
“We all know the acceptable number for injuries and accidents in our
community is zero,” said Jeffrey Rowe, Assistant Director of Kitsap
County Community Development.
“We are very excited about this year’s fair and have a lot of great
events planned for our residents to learn more about safe building
practices and other safety and money saving ideas,” Rowe continued,
noting clinics on deck building, workshops and other presentations.
Kitsap County Building Officials also will be reviewing important safety
tips and be available to answer questions.
Other community members will be on hand to share safety tips, especially
“South Kitsap Fire and Rescue will be on site to review
important information about using and installing car seats and booster
seats, important steps to take to stay safe around water and to review
general backyard safety tips,” Rowe explained.
With environmental health also at the top of many peoples’ minds, the
Fair will offer residents hands-on activities to learn more about
rainstorm run-off and erosion how it can impact the water in Puget
Sound. There will be additional volunteers sharing information about
technical and financial assistance to enhance residents’ yards, reduce
pollution, and stop stream erosion.
No Building Safety Fair in Kitsap County would be completed with out a
discussion of earthquake preparedness.
“Do you and your group have a disaster preparedness plan for when the
“big one” hits the Northwest? Do you know how to explain your disaster
preparedness plan to children?” Rowe asked. To help with this planning
the American Red Cross will have interactive games and
demonstrations to help adults and children better prepare for a possible
Other partners will be on had to share valuable money saving ideas with
residents. Puget Sound Energy will be providing
information on energy saving programs, including instant rebates,
valuable offers and other useful energy efficiencies.
The Building Safety Fair is Friday May 29 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Kitsap
County Administration Building 619 Division St, Port Orchard, WA.
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