Using Codes and Standards to Build Resilient Communities

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Stuart Tom is a member of the Board of the International Code Council (ICC) and formerly the fire marshal of the City of Glendale, California. He has also served as a member of the Los Angeles Uniform Code Program Steering Committee, and as co-chair of the State Fire Marshal’s Wildfire Ignition ad-hoc committee.

Tom provides an overview of why we have building codes, how they work, how codes have a central role in increasing community resilience to disaster and safety in general, and how you can get involved.

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