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NEOFPA Issues “Temporary Lockdown Procedure” White Paper

NEOFPA has issued a white paper on temporary lockdown procedures. We recognize the need for Ohio's fire service involvement in establishing … [Read More...]

New School Fire/Tornado/Lockdown Drill Laws Enacted

HB178-TB15-001 - Flow Chart - final

The Ohio Revised Code section 3737.73 was recently revised regarding the number and type of school drills required yearly. These drills include fire … [Read More...]

Brunswick Hills Seeking Fire Inspector

The Brunswick Hills Twp. Fire Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Fire Prevention Officer. Minimum requirements include … [Read More...]

Photoelectric Language Added to the Residential Code of Ohio

As a result of the appeal from Mayfield Village, new language has been added to the Residential Code of Ohio requiring photoelectric smoke … [Read More...]

Westlake Seeking Part-Time Fire Inspector

City Of Westlake Job Posting Notice Job Title: Fire Inspector Department: Fire Department, City of Westlake Location: 27700 Hilliard Boulevard, … [Read More...]

Change.org Petition for Warning Label on Ionization Smoke Alarms

Fathers for Fire Safety c0-founder Dean Dennis has established a petition on change.org that would require warning labels on ionization smoke … [Read More...]

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Recent RFAs

Electromagnetic Door Locks

This is about the main entrance on the proposed RTA Rapid Station Remodel. It’s classified as A-3 with total occupant load of 271.

According to OFC 1008.1.10, the main exit door is required to have panic hardware. The exception permits locks or latches equipped with key-operated locking devices from the egress [more…]

Annual Building Inspections Requirements

Where is it written that commercial building inspections are required to be performed annually?

Richard Ciarrone
Parma Fire Department
440-885-1217
insprciarrone@parmafire.org

 

Sprinkler Heads Above Drop Ceiling

I have a building that has a sprinkler system but the heads are above the ceiling tiles in the offices. Has anyone come across this? I’m looking for some cost effective ways or suggestions to remedy this issue for the building owner. Is there a specific OFC I can reference [more…]

Kitchen Hood Suppression System Semi-Annuals

Does your FPB follow up on semi-annual hood test inspections, & if so how?

Richard Ciarrone
Parma FD
440-885-1217
insprciarrone@parmafire.org

Aboveground Storage Tanks

Do any of your jurisdictions have a codified ordinance that is more stringent than the Ohio Fire Code section 2206 regarding aboveground fuel storage tanks?

(OFC: Aboveground fuel storage tank capacity shall not exceed 12,000 gallons for an individual tank.)

Thanks,

Joe Eisenhuth
Solon Fire Dept.
jeisenhuth@solonohio.org
440-337-1482

 

Codes For Carbon Monoxide Monitoring

I am looking for information from codes that specifically mandate CO monitoring.I have several college dorms that do not have any means of monitoring for CO.The college seems to think that they are exempt from any requirements to have detection (even plug in monitors) because it is not required in the mechanical [more…]

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