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April 2015 BSJ

Building/Fire Leadership “Working Together to Achieve Public Safety” continued modules replace the older combined Legal/Management module used for the CBO designation, and can be used as two of the three parts to achieve either a CBO or CFM. The third module is one primarily specific to either fire or building, and with Legal and Management, is the third requirement to become a CFM or CBO. Since the Legal and Management modules are the same for both the CFO and CBO exams, passing the technology modules for both the building and fire will lead to both CBO and CFM certifications— both prestigious designations known throughout the building and fire safety worlds. Through the hard work of ICC Members who recognized that fire and building safety officials have many more commonalities than differences, C&T has provided new paths to credentialing that meet the needs of not only the current industry, but that of the changing safety environment we work in. TRAINING INITIATIVE Appropriately, “Working Together to Achieve Public Safety” is also the title of a oneday training seminar/workshop being jointly developed by the BOMC and FSMC. This project has been a collaboration, led by Fulton Cochran, chair of the FSMC and Steve Shapiro, chair of the BOMC and past president of the ICC. The course is intended to set the foundation for building better relationships between the Fire Marshall and the Building Official in jurisdictions across the country. The highlight of the “Working Together to Achieve Public Safety” workshop is to identify personal traits and strengths that will be shared between the building department and the fire prevention department. By effectively working together, they can reduce costs and communicate effectively to best serve the public. This workshop will include a pre-work assessment activity to show participants how their personality type plays an integral role in how both parties communicate and resolve differences. The day-long training will include worksheets and strategies that will help the offices of the Fire Marshal and the Building Official become more cohesive while serving the public good. This training will debut in Long Beach, Calif. on September 29, 2015 as part of the ICC Annual Business Meeting Education Program. APRIL 2015 | 24 Thank You 15-10972 SPONSORS Presenting Sponsors National Association of Home Builders Major Sponsors Supporting Sponsors Learn how you can be part of it. www.BuildingSafetyMonth.org ® —*ADVERTISEMENT—


April 2015 BSJ
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