"Citizen architects" assist their communities through service on boards and commissions before and after a disaster to plan for hazardous events, ensure building codes are updated, and advise on responsible land use that will allow businesses and communities to assume operations more quickly after a disaster.

In a state of emergency, architects and engineers work together to determine the habitability of homes and businesses, preventing further harm and injury to unsuspecting residents.  Architects are adept and skilled in anticipating the impacts of interventions in the built environment including recognizing signs of potential building malfunction and failure.  Become one of those individuals who are trained and ready to respond alongside state and local authorities after a disaster.

CalOES will issue Disaster Service Worker (DSW) ID cards to all professionally licensed volunteers who have completed the training. Those who are not yet licensed will receive a certificate and may contact CalOES upon licensure to receive the DSW ID card.

TRAINER:  Jeramie Rittileuchi, AIA
Jeramie Rittileuchai is President of Rittiluechai Architecture PC.  He has been a structural specialist with Texas Task Force 2’s Urban Search and Rescue Team for more than 5 years and is a certified trainer for CalOES, a FEMA-accepted training program for safety assessments in response to a disaster.

 

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