There are few things more important to most people than the safety of their families.

There are few things more important to most people than the safety of their families.

It's a factor in decisions ranging from the neighborhoods and schools they choose to the cars they drive.

For the past several years, the Grove City Building Division has participated in the International Code Council's Building Safety Week, an annual opportunity to create awareness and provide information on building-related safety.

This year, Building Safety Week will be observed May 5-11.

To kick off the week, the Building Division has planned a community event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Grove City Home Depot, 1680 Stringtown Road.

Visitors can speak with representatives of the Building Division, the Jackson Township Fire Department and a variety of other central Ohio agencies about all kinds of safety issues.

Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, weather radios, egress windows and other equipment and building materials that can increase home safety will be on display.

Representatives of the Building Division will have information about how permits and inspections can help ensure the safe construction of buildings, as well as the importance of property maintenance and preparation for weather emergencies.

Mike Boso is chief building official for Grove City.

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