By Madelyn Beck 

Fire marshal's office to apply for $2 million grant to bolster state supply of code inspectors via education


February 8, 2024

courtesy Kevin Kinzely for the Powell Tribune/Wyoming News Exchange

Flooding in Red Lodge, Montana, affected homes and businesses on Broadway and several roads near the city center.

Imagine buying a newly built house, but when Wyoming's winds start huffing and puffing at its front door, the whole thing falls flat, endangering the lives of those within. 

That's the sort of thing building codes are intended to prevent. They're requirements for how new structures are supposed to be built to keep the occupants safe and sufficiently withstand the elements, whether that be winds, precipitation, earthquakes or other natural disasters. 

Keeping houses and businesses standing amidst climate change is a stated priority for the Biden administration and the Federal Emergency Man...

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