Opening Session — Monday, Sept. 30
Presentation of the colors by the Township of Washington, Bergen County, New Jersey, Fire Department Color Guard.
The national anthem of the United States of America was sung by vocalist Jerry Naylis, who has been a member of the fire service and worked in the field of fire protection for more than 40 years.
Revered Dennis J. Sullivan, Bishop of Camden, New Jersey, leads the invocation.
Code Council Board of Directors President Ron Piester welcomes attendees during the Opening Session.
Bill Timmons, Battalion Chief at the Ridge Road Fire District in Rochester, New York, reviews fire safety/evacuation procedures.
Jim Zaconie, President and Chair of the NJBOA Host Chapter Committee.
Ron Cash (right), Business Administrator for Atlantic City, N.J., presents ICC Board of Directors President Ronald Piester with a decree proclaiming Sept. 30, 2013, as International Code Council Day in the city.
New Jersey Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce welcomed conference attendees to the state and praised code officials for their work during the Group B Public Comment Hearings to protect citizens and communities. "When you're doing it, do it solid, stay behind it, enforce it, and you will prevail," she said. "And when you prevail, all of us benefit from it in safer homes and safer businesses.".
International Code Council CEO Dominic Sims gave an overview of the "Get Everyone Certified" campaign.
Tom Phillips representing Target Corporation tells attendees more about the program and presents the Get Everyone Certified awards.
Code Council CEO Dominic Sims (left) and Tom Phillips (second from left) from Target Corp. with the winners of the "Get Everyone Certified" awards.