Gulf Coast FORTIFIED Home Stands up to the Elements

Posted on April 5, 2017

When a tropical depression brought high winds, driving rain and flash flooding to Baldwin County, Alabama, on April 30, 2014, Maureen Fitzgerald went outside to check on her property. As she stepped off her porch she could see the nearby Fish River had overtopped its banks. After a few minutes, she walked up the porch steps and went inside, knowing her home would be okay.

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FORTIFIED Home™ On the Go: Download Our Tablet App

Posted on March 9, 2017

Everything you need to know about the FORTIFIED Home™ program can be downloaded to your iPad for free from the FORTIFIED On the Go app.

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Advanced Training for Roofers

Posted on December 6, 2016


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5 Things to Do After Getting FORTIFIED Wise™ Accredited

Posted on November 21, 2016

Attending a FORTIFIED Wise™ training session is only the first step in distinguishing yourself among your peers and clients. Once you receive your FORTIFIED accreditation, it’s time to put your new credential to work.

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Training for Alabama Insurance Professionals

Posted on November 16, 2016

Looking for a meaningful way to fulfill your Alabama insurance continuing education requirements? FORTIFIED Wise™ training equips insurance agents with the knowledge, tools and skills to meet the growing consumer demand in Alabama for hurricane-resistant homes.

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What to Expect During FORTIFIED Wise™ Training

Posted on October 31, 2016

General contractors, roofers, engineers, architects and tradespeople in related industries are attending FORTIFIED Wise™ training to be a part of the resilient construction movement. Even homeowners, real estate professionals, insurance agents and building officials are enrolling to learn how homes and businesses can be strengthened to better withstand a hurricane, tornado or severe storm.

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The First Step to Building a FORTIFIED™ Home

Posted on October 19, 2016


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FORTIFIED for Academics: What Students Can Gain from FORTIFIED Training

Posted on October 3, 2016

Are you studying architecture, engineering or construction science? If you answered yes, a future with stronger, safer communities is in your hands. FORTIFIED Wise™ training empowers emerging professionals in the building industry like you with the knowledge to provide higher value and protection for homeowners during severe storms. By learning how to build stronger, safer homes, you can:

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FORTIFIED Shines in Baldwin County Parade of Homes

Posted on September 30, 2016

90% of the homes featured in the 2016 Baldwin County, AL Parade of Homes have a FORTIFIED Home™–Gold designation, exemplifying coastal Alabama’s commitment to disaster preparedness.  

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3 BIG Ways FORTIFIED is Helping Tornado Alley

Posted on September 20, 2016

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is working with a group of organizations to strengthen homes and communities in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area against tornadoes, high wind and hail by promoting IBHS’ FORTIFIED Home™ program. In fact, IBHS engineers believe property damage to homes from EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes can be virtually eliminated if they are built or retrofitted using FORTIFIED Home™–High Wind & Hail standards.  

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The FORTIFIED program provides the strongest and most critical building standards for high-risk areas in coastal states.
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