About FLASH

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — is the leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.

Our mission

We promote life safety, property protection and resiliency by empowering the community with knowledge and resources for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.

Our vision

A world where people value, demand, and build strong homes and resilient communities.

Core Values

Innovation

Designing and developing effective and easy-to-use tools and techniques to foster mitigation behavior change.

Integrity

Designing and developing effective and easy-to-use tools and techniques to foster mitigation behavior change.

Collaboration

Designing and developing effective and easy-to-use tools and techniques to foster mitigation behavior change.

What We Do

Creativity, vision, and a constancy of purpose drive success at FLASH. FLASH brings together world-class teams to create successful and award-winning outreach initiatives, advance building code public policy through thought leadership, and forge impactful public-private partnerships.

Resilience Policy Resource Guide

The Playbook provides proven strategies for all leaders who wish to drive resilience.

Buyer’s Guide to Resilient Homes

This guide helps homeowners and homebuyers understand their resilience options.

Homeowner’s Guide to Insurance

If disaster strikes, will you be covered? Use this guide to find out.

#HurricaneStrong

#HurricaneStrong is an initiative to save lives and homes through collaboration with leading organizations in disaster safety.

National Weatherperson of the Year

This award recognizes weather professionals who raise awareness of disaster resilience.

National Disaster Resilience Conference

This annual conference brings together the nation’s leading voices in disaster safety.

No Code No Confidence – Inspect2Protect

Inspect2Protect will help you understand the building code where you live.

QuakeSmart

The QuakeSmart Program provides businesses with the tools to become #EarthQuakeStrong.

Strong Homes

Strong Homes partners provide expertise and resources to upgrade disaster-affected homes to a more resilient standard.

#TornadoStrong

TornadoStrong helps consumers understand tornado watches and warnings, as well as safe room and shelter options.

Meet Our Board of Directors and Advisors

Corporate Board of Directors and Advisors

Leslie Chapman-Henderson

President & CEO - Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

Bryan Koon

Vice President of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - IEM

Kevin Kuntz, P.E., CFPS, MIFireE, UL-CRP

Vice President and ISO Chief Engineer - Verisk/ISO

Forrest J. Masters, Ph.D., P.E.

Interim Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering - University of Florida

Arthur Parks, CPCU, CLU

P&C Underwriting Director - State Farm Insurance Companies

Cecil Pearce

President - Florida Insurance Council

Ryan Rist

AVP, Property and Underwriting Innovation - USAA

Chris Rizer

Branch Engineer -Simpson Strong-Tie Co.

Tim Robinson

Managing Partner -Global Protection Products, LLC

Pamela Rodriguez

Senior Director of Marketing, Renew Financial

Dominic Sims, CBO

CEO - International Code Council

Gary White

Founder and CEO Gary White Consulting, LLC

Steve Winistorfer, P.E.

Vice President, Product Engineering & Quality - Huber Engineered Woods, LLC

Board Advisors

Mike Coyne

Deputy Regional Director, Southern Region -National Weather Service

Jeffery Czajkowski. Ph.D.

Director, Center for Insurance Policy and Research - NAIC

Darius Grimes

President & Founder - Disaster-Smart Consulting, Inc.

Mark Taylor

Head of Business Development - MyRadar

John Zarrella

President - JZ Media

Our History

Founded in 1998, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. The FLASH partnership includes more than 100 innovative and diverse organizations that share a vision of making America a more disaster-resilient nation. In 2008, FLASH, and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, in Lake Buena Vista.