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2014 NEOFPA Coloring Contest (Extended until October 10th)

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

NEOFPA Launches “Fail Safe” Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Campaign

Fail Safe Banner

NEOFPA is launching a new banner campaign to increase public awareness and to promote the use of photoelectric smoke alarms and will be providing free … [Read More...]

Ohio Fire Marshal Issues Clarification on “Sky Lanterns”

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  The Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office has issued a clarification letter on the code requirements of "Sky Lanterns", also commonly known as … [Read More...]

A Fire Protection Engineer’s Take on Our Good Morning America Story

A Professional Engineer's Evaluation of the Smoke Detector Test as Presented on Good Morning America May 28, 2014 "THE FIRE TEST: Excellent. … [Read More...]

Shaker Heights Receives $45,000 FEMA-DHS Grant for Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

  Dateline: 10/03/13 - The Shaker Heights Fire Department was awarded a $45,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and … [Read More...]

NEOFPA & ABC’s Good Morning America Conduct Smoke Alarm Tests


  NEOFPA conducted two full-scale smoke alarm comparison tests for ABC's Good Morning America on May 12 & 13. The story ran nationally on … [Read More...]

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Kitchen Hood Suppression System Semi-Annuals

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

Richard Ciarrone
Parma FD

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.)


Joe Eisenhuth
Solon Fire Dept.


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…]

Chinese Lanterns

Mayfield Heights has a rather large party center, which is having an event possibly involving deployment of 50 Chinese lanterns.  I am not in favor of allowing these lanterns to be deployed, for obvious reasons.  The Mayor is supporting my decision, but would like to know if any other agency [more…]

“Autofry” Deep Frying Units

Does anyone have experience with “Autofry”, counter-top vent-less deep frying units?

Jerry Cifranic NOFD
North Olmsted Fire Department

Grease Lock Hood Filters

What are these Pre filters I am starting to see in restaurant hood systems. Are they OK? “Ellis fibre” grease lock system.???Grease Lock is a patented disposable grease filte. rwww.greaselock.com

Jerry Cifranic
North Olmsted Fire


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