Register Now for Free FEMA/FLASH Charleston QuakeSmart Workshop

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WHAT: The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), FEMA, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), South Carolina Department of Insurance, South Carolina Emergency Management Division, and their partners are now accepting registrations for the QuakeSmart “Earthquake” disaster preparedness workshop for building officials, businesses, corporations, engineers, emergency managers, homebuilders, leaders, manufacturers, nonprofits, organizations, policymakers, public officials, risk managers, and small businesses across the U.S.Attendees will receive streamlined business continuity planning and mitigation project plans with simple, step-by-step instructions to help reduce risk and protect employees, clients, customers, and communities.
WHO: The workshop will feature a keynote presentation from South Carolina Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer on disaster resilient public policy and the role of strong, well-enforced building codes.

The full meeting agenda is available here.
WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: College of Charleston, North Campus 3800 Paramount Drive North Charleston, SC 29405
HOW: The workshop and lunch are free but registration is required. Click here to register or contact Barbara Harrison at for more information.




The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. The FLASH partnership includes more than 120 innovative and diverse organizations that share a vision of making America a more disaster resilient nation including: BASF, FEMA, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The Home Depot®, Huber Engineered Woods, International Code Council, Kohler® Generators, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, Simpson Strong-Tie®, State Farm®, and USAA®. In 2008, FLASH® and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes® in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and access free consumer resources by visiting, calling toll-free (877) 221-SAFE (7233), following @federalalliance on Twitter,, and the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.