FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Shenendehowa High School Promotes Mitigation Techniques in Home Construction - Saratoga County, NY [open pdf - 32KB]
"Clifton Park, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Hazard Mitigation (HM) staff recently reached out to students, teachers, and the administrator of Shenendehowa High School's Construction Systems Technology Program to introduce practices for building safer and stronger. For the past 20 years, the Construction Systems Technology Program has been teaching students building techniques for strong construction. A house being built this year will be retrofitted using FEMA's best practices mitigation building techniques. Among these practices are strengthening framing connections and upgrading roofing materials. Shenendehowa High School also applied for a State Farm grant to improve the design and make it stronger and safer for homeowners."
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