ABSTRACT

FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Partners Build Models: Enhance Communities   [open pdf - 41KB]

Alternate Title: PARTNERS BUILD MODELS TO ENHANCE COMMUNITIES

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency Best Practices Portfolio consists of mitigation stories submitted by individuals and communities that describe measures they have taken to reduce the loss of life and property from disasters. These Best Practices are meant to provide ideas and concepts about reducing losses and to encourage others to evaluate their own risk and consider mitigation as a long-term solution to reducing that risk." [...] "Administrators at Volusia County, Florida high schools eagerly volunteered their vocational students to build Mitigation House Models (formerly known as the Dawg Haus)- a stronger, safer, and complete house structure. The students are members of the DeLand High School chapter of Future Builders of America (FBA). The students earned credit points with monetary value towards college tuition, sponsored by the Volusia Home Builders Association. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) collaborated with central Florida building merchants, suppliers, and a vocational high school to donate materials and resources to build Mitigation House Models in the classrooms. Donors such as Grainger Industrial Supply, Home Depot, and Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. had a common motivation for their contributions to the school. They all agreed that it is about helping the community stay safe and that they are glad to be a part of it." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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2007-03-20
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
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