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Hosted by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Disasters create terrible consequences, forcing people out of their homes into temporary shelters and closing down communities. While productive individuals sit idle in shelters, or even move away, local building inspectors struggle to evaluate building safety in hundreds or thousands of damaged structures.
Experience in dealing with earthquakes reveals that the number of total inspections due to non-structural damage can be more than three times the number of red-tagged and yellow-tagged buildings.
Threats also exist from other natural and man-made disasters, including floods, hurricanes, and explosions. Most building departments do not have the ability to perform multitudes of such inspections in a short period of time, so a strong need exists to have a cadre of trained professionals available to assist local governments, along with a program to manage this cadre.
The Safety Assessment Program has been used successfully in responding to disasters, such as the Northridge, Napa, and San Simeon earthquakes in California, as well as in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
This class will train credentialed persons (licensed civil engineers, architects, or certified building inspectors) to be SAP Evaluators to work in the field posting buildings. An ID badge will be issued to credentialed persons. Non-credentialed persons may also attend, and receive a class certificate. The class is free