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					     Safe Homes For All
Mitigation Leadership Forum
        June 24, 2009
I.     Advocacy
II.    Awareness
III.   Building Codes & Standards
IV.    Education
V.     Marketing
VI.    Public Policy
VII.   Research & Technology
I.   What is the purpose of the
     Disaster Safety (mitigation)
     Movement?
To strengthen homes and safeguard families
     through prevention and creation of a public
     value for safe, sustainable, & disaster-resilient
     homes.
       Advancing the Disaster
         Safety Movement

A.   Awareness
B.   Understanding
C.   Acceptance
D.   Behavior Change
How we communicate?
    Traditional v. Non-traditional methods
       Advancing the Disaster
         Safety Movement

A.   Awareness
B.   Understanding
C.   Acceptance
D.   Behavior Change
What we communicate?
Code Approved vs. Non Approved
               Florida Building Code
             www.floridabuilding.org


               Miami-Dade County
http://www.miamidade.gov/buildingcode/home.asp


             Texas Dept. of Insurance
http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/wind/prod/indexshu.html


           International Code Council ES
                 www.iccsafe.org
                 Code Approved vs. Non Approved
           Storm Busters                               Storm Stoppers
•Florida Building Code Approved               •Code approved in select Louisiana
•Miami-Dade Approved                          Parishes

•Texas Dept. of Insurance Approved            •Not Florida Building Code Approved

•Passed and is compliant with TAS 201         •Lab Impact tested to the ASTM E1996-
(large missile), TAS 202 (structural loads)   03 large missile (not approved)
and TAS 203 (Cyclic Pressure Test)            •Lab impact tested for Wind Zones 1 & 2
•Passed and is compliant with ASTM            (not approved)
E330-02 (structural loads), ASTM E1886-       •Not Miami-Dade Approved
02 & ASTM E1996-02(large missile &
Cyclic Pressure Test)
“They’re misleading people… I’ve seen
an 80-year-old couple thinking they
have hurricane protection because
                                        “It’s misleading and false advertisement… You
(film) is on their windows.”
                                        have guys with this window film stuff saying
                                        you don’t need shutters… In my mind it’s just a
                                        little better than masking tape.”
How integrated is our communication and what are
    the outcomes?
Leslie Chapman-Henderson
      leslie@flash.org

				
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