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1 + VOLUNTEER HOUSING: Challenges & Opportunities in Recent Disasters


3 + INTRODUCTIONS LOGISTICS – Fire exits, restrooms, breaks, etc.

4 + VOLUNTEERS WHO NEED HOUSING Early, Emergency Responders Volunteer Work teams, LTR Others

5 + EARLY RESPONDERS - CHALLENGES Timing Numbers Location(s) Needs at the Facility Costs Multiple Agencies Other

6 + WORK TEAMS - CHALLENGES Jobs (case managed) 2+ year Commitment Facilities (showers, etc.) Location Tools / Materials Cleanliness & Safety Liability Issues Food Other Codes (local & state)

7 + International Fire Code 903 International Fire Code-Section 903 Automatic Sprinkler Systems *OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION*. For the purposes of this code, certain occupancies are defined as follows: [B] Assembly Group A. Assembly Group A occupancy includes, among others, the use of a building or structure, or a portion thereof, for the gathering together of persons for purposes such as civic, social or religious functions, recreation, food or drink consumption or awaiting transportation. A room or space used for assembly purposes by less than 50 persons and accessory to another occupancy shall be included as a part of that occupancy. Assembly areas with less than 750 square feet (69.7 m2) and which are accessory to another occupancy according to Section 302.2.1 of the International Building Code are not assembly occupancies. Assembly occupancies which are accessory to Group E in accordance with Section 302.2 of the International Building Code are not considered assembly occupancies. Religious educational rooms and religious auditoriums which are accessory to churches in accordance with Section 302.2 of the International Building Code and which have occupant loads of less than 100 shall be classified as A-3. A building or tenant space used for assembly purposes by less than 50 persons shall be considered a Group B occupancy.

8 + Code 903, Continued *A-3 Assembly* uses intended for worship, recreation or amusement and other assembly uses not classified elsewhere in Group A, including, but not limited to: Amusement arcades, Art galleries, Bowling alleys, Churches, Community halls, Bowling alleys 903.2.1.3 Group A-3. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided for Group A-3 occupancies where one of the following conditions exists: 1. The fire area exceeds 12,000 square feet (111 m2); 2. The fire area has an occupant load of 300 or more; or 3. The fire area is located on a floor other than the level of exit discharge *National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 901 is the basis for all fire codes.

9 + Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC Code) 8661 Religious Organizations Establishments of religious organizations operated for worship, religious training or study, government or administration of an organized religion, or for promotion of religious activities. Other establishments maintained by religious organizations, such as educational institutions, hospitals, publishing houses, reading rooms, social services, and secondhand stores, are classified according to their primary activity. Also included in this industry are religious groups which reach the public through radio or television media. Establishments of such religious groups which produce taped religious programming for television are classified in Industry 7812, and those which produce live religious programs are classified in Industry 7922. Establishments of such groups which operate radio or television stations are classified in Communications, Major Group 48.

10 + SIC Code 8661, Continued Churches Convents Monasteries Religious instruction, provided by religious organizations Religious organizations Shrines, religious Temples

11 + NATIONAL VOAD NATIONAL PORTAL – James McGowan asked Tyler McKee to create a national portal where sites can list their information and volunteer work teams can register or find contact information.

12 + Qs & As

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