NFPA co-sponsoring Designing for Disaster exhibit at the National Building Museum

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on May 1, 2014

From earthquakes and hurricanes to wildfires and flooding, natural disasters can strike anywhere and at any time, costing millions of dollars of property loss and human suffering. In light of this reality, NFPA has co-sponsored the National Building Museum’s multi-media exhibition titled, Designing for Disaster.  The exhibit is a call-to-action for citizen preparedness—from design professionals and local decision-makers to homeowners and school kids—investigating how and where to build communities that are safer and more disaster-resilient.

The exhibition opens May 11, 2014 and runs through August 2, 2015. NFPA joins several other co-sponsors including the Home Depot Foundation, American Red Cross, and The Nature Conservancy.

If you’re in Washington, D.C., check out the exhibit. It’s definitely not to be missed. In the meantime, take a look at the Designing for Disaster exhibition companion blog and outreach campaign called MitigationNation. It can be accessed at

More information about the National Building Museum’s Designing for Disaster exhibition and NFPA’s role in the campaign can be found on NFPA’s wildland fire web page.