Firefighters are heroes. They rush into burning buildings to save our families and heirlooms from disaster. They are there in the middle of the storm to help.
Building Inspectors are bureaucrats. They tell us how to safely build and remodel while mitigating unforeseen threats that may never come.
But who has saved more lives and property?
It’s difficult to determine how many disasters have been averted by building codes or by the recommendations and requirements from building inspectors, but I suspect a lot more disasters are averted through their careful building plans, processes, and procedures than by firefighters responding to a fire.
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