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Floodplain Managers to Hold 2014 Conference

The 2014 Association of State Floodplain Managers annual conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, June 1-6, 2014. Items of interest for this year's conference will include the Biggert-Waters 2012 Flood Insurance Reform Act, Flood Mapping Updates, Networking in the Industry, Professional Development and Continuing Education for CFMs, along with exhibits that will showcase products and solutions for flood-related needs. Visit the ASFPM Conference webpage for additional Information.

Wind Speed Mapping System

Brevard County has created a Wind Speed Mapping System to assist in determining the wind speed zones of properties located in our County.  The maps can be accessed using the link http://www.brevardcounty.us/PlanningDev/BuildingCode/WindSpeedMaps

2010 Florida Building Codes

The 2010 Florida Building Codes went into effect on March 15, 2012. All permit applications/plans after this date must be designed to meet the Wind Load Requirements which can be found in Florida Building Code, Chapter 16, Section 1609.

The Florida Building Codes can be viewed on-line at:

Assistance in Making Key Box Arrangements

The Fire Prevention Section can assist homeowners in arranging the purchase of 'Knox Box' containers that can be mounted to structures to provide a key for emergency services personnel to enter homes without causing damage. Applications are taken by the City, along with payments, and forwarded to the company that provides the boxes. The boxes are then shipped directly to customers. For information call 321-608-7910.

Carbon Monoxide Protection

Every building for which a permit is issued after July 1, 2008 and having a fossil-fuel-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage shall have an operational Carbon Monoxide Alarm installed within 10 feet of each room used for sleeping purposes. This means every new single or multi-family building that has gas appliances, a fireplace or an attached garage has to meet this requirement. This also includes any permits for renovations or additions to buildings that meet the above criteria. For more information visit the Florida Department of Community Affairs Building Code Information System

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