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Announcements

2015 NEOFPA Coloring Contest

NEOFPA announces our third annual fire safety coloring contest. The contest is open to third graders in schools within Northeast Ohio and will run … [Read More...]

Commerce Dept. Issues Guidance on Barricade Devices

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ISSUES GUIDANCE ON BARRICADE DEVICES TO EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES THROUGHT STATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael … [Read More...]

New Law Requires Board of Building Standards to Create “Lockdown” Device Rules

Language in the Ohio Budget Bill, HB 64, requires that the Ohio Board of Building Standards (OBBS) adopt rules for the use of a device to prevent both … [Read More...]

New Fireworks Law Language Effective June 30, 2015

Language in the Ohio Budget Bill, HB 64, amends Chapter 3743 (Fireworks) of the Ohio Revised Code. This language was effective June 30, 2015. The … [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...]

Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell & System Sensor Discontinue Ionization Smoke Detectors

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...]

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Recent RFAs

Electrical Fires in Sanyo Food Coolers

Has any one had fires with Sanyo coolers used for meat displays? I have had 4 in the same store with the lights used for display of the cooler.

Don Bell
Macedonia FD
dbell@macedonia.oh.us
(330) 468-8342

Fire Dampers

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?

John [more…]

Fire Alarms & Phone Lines

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?

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

Brycer Compliance Engine

Is anyone using the Brycer Compliance Engine to track inspections? I am looking at trying the program on a trial basis.

Thanks,

Rick Barber
Assistant Chief/FM
Brunswick FD
(330) 350-0396
barber@brunswick.oh.us

 

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

 

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