The Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, a not-for-profit corporation, works to improve the fiscal responsibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the fire district management through education, training and advocacy for commissioners and other fire district officials in the 57 counties outside of the City of New York.

AFDSNY Proclaims May 2109 as Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety. The Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety community come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. We come together to support Building Safety Month because we understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.

All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.

2019 Building Safety Month: No Codes. No Confidence. (video)


The AFDSNY encourages Fire District Officials and emergency service organizations to take a moment to read read the Associations Building Safety Month Proclamation and to promote and participate in your local Building Safety Month activities.

Click the link below to read, print or download the AFDSNY Proclamation