Kidde Recalls 4.6 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail
Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Kudos to Elyria Fire Department who identified a problem with one of… [more]
Kidde Removes Some Smoke Alarms From Store Shelves
Kidde has announced that they have discovered an issue with the firmware in three different smoke alarms… [more]
Smoke Detector Details Needed on Ohio NFIRS Reports
The NEOFPA & Ohio Fire Marshal's Office need detailed, accurate information on the behavior… [more]
Manual Pull Station Failures
BG 10 Manual Pull Stations were sold under various names but manufactured by Honeywell. There have been… [more]
Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers
UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinklers (Release 12PN-05) NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 15,… [more]
Tiki Torch Gel Fuel Poses Dangers
Please see the accompanying news story regarding gel fuels used for Tiki Torches.… [more]
Counterfeit Buckeye Brand Fire Extinguishers
Counterfeit Buckeye brand fire extinguishers have been found in circulation. Please see the accompanying… [more]
18,000 Counterfeit Smoke Detectors Recalled
Recently the Atlanta (GA) Fire Rescue Department was forced to recall more than 18,000 smoke alarms after… [more]
May 20, 2015 By Devon
On May 13th, 2015, Fire-Lite Alarms announced they had decided to discontinue the manufacture of ionization smoke detectors as of July 1, 2015. In … [Read More...]
May 15, 2015 By Devon
A meeting was held April 29 in Columbus with Senator Seitz, Ohio Fire Marshal representatives, Dept. of Commerce representatives, Dean Dennis & … [Read More...]
May 15, 2015 By Devon
A recent publication from the Ohio Fire Marshal's Office contained smoke alarm messaging that NEOFPA felt was inaccurate and confusing. The … [Read More...]
April 2, 2015 By Devon
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...]
March 10, 2015 By Devon
NEOFPA has issued a white paper on temporary lockdown procedures. We recognize the need for Ohio's fire service involvement in establishing … [Read More...]
March 4, 2015 By Devon
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...]
I have a situation where a modification was made to a business in a plaza and they were required to install fire dampers in the HVAC.
Do you know if there is normally a test of these (especially on a retro fit like this) or just a visual inspection of them?
My Bldg. Commissioner informed me that within two yrs. the phone company will no longer maintain copper phone lines. Does anyone know how this may affect fire alarm systems?
Is anyone using the Brycer Compliance Engine to track inspections? I am looking at trying the program on a trial basis.
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…]
Where is it written that commercial building inspections are required to be performed annually?
Parma Fire Department
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…]