BASF has announced its official partnership with the Federal
Alliance for Safe Homes Inc. (FLASH®
), one of the most-respected disaster preparedness
organizations in the nation. BASF joins more than 75 government, business,
academic and not-for-profit partners (including the Federal Emergency
Management Association, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
and the International Code Council) to advance the FLASH's mission to protect
lives, property, and economic well-being by strengthening homes and
safeguarding families from natural and man-made disasters.
"BASF has a deep commitment to sustainable construction,"
said Mike Sievers, marketing manager, BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises LLC.
"Disaster resistance is an acid test for all of our building
envelope-related products. We are proud to be a part of this nationwide program
to promote sound residential construction techniques with the goals of
protecting families from the heartbreak of losing their homes or, even worse,
loved ones to a disaster."
FLASH, which was founded in Florida in 1998 as the Florida
Alliance for Safe Homes, works with the media, government officials, building
professionals and homeowners to promote best practices in preparing for all
forms of disaster, including floods, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes,
tornadoes, extreme temperatures, and terrorism. Through its educational
program, Blueprint for Safety®
the organization provides comprehensive training to building professionals in
disaster-resistant techniques, technologies and products. FLASH also provides
the public with educational materials and practical assistance in preparing for
a disaster or dealing with its aftermath.
"BASF is an international leader in
durable construction methods," said FLASH president and CEO Leslie
Chapman-Henderson. "That makes the company a valuable asset in our efforts
to promote best practices for disaster safety in the residential building
For more information, visit www.flash.org