Posted on August 31, 2011 by Mike Means

Would you like to know how to better prepare your home and family for future disasters? FEMA and Guaranteed Watt Savers (GWS) are offering a community-sponsored workshop that will answer these questions, as well as how to choose options that provide energy efficiencies and long-term cost efficiences for your home and family.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the planning, policy-making, design, construction, or approval of residential homes and storm shelters. This would also include emergency managers, building code officials and home or building owners.

What will the workshop cover?

Expert presenters in the following three fields will provide interesting audio visual presentations. Displays, brochures and information on all three subject areas will be on hand as well.

  1. How to build stronger, disaster resistant homes and buildings
  2. Recommendations for safe room and storm shelter construction
  3. Recommendations for Green Building (LEEDS) Construction methods

How to sponsor a workshop in your community

Please consider having your community sponsor this informational workshop. There is no cost other than providing a community center or other appropriate facility and helping us get the word out to your community's residents. Workshops can be held on either a Tuesday or Thursday, between 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Interested? Here's who to contact:

John Bourdeau, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialist


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