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NFSA Recommends 4 Sprinkler Changes to IBC, IFC at ICC Code Hearings

Ron Ritchie with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) contacted NEOFPA with information on the upcoming votes on 4 sprinkler proposals for … [Read More...]

Fire/EMS Dispatcher Job Posting

Position: Fire/EMS Dispatcher Department: City of Westlake Westshore Central Dispatch Salary Range: $14.42 to $25.59 per hour Position Type: … [Read More...]

2016 NEOFPA Coloring Contest

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

NEOFPA Films the First Earl Lee Warning PSA


Last night we filmed the first public service announcement (PSA) that will feature our animated superhero photoelectric smoke alarm character named … [Read More...]

Temporary Door Locking Device (TDLD’s) Rules Became Effective April 18, 2016

The final draft language for school temporary door locking devices (TDLD's) rules that were required to be written based on HB 64 have been completed, … [Read More...]

NEOFPA Appears on Fox8 to Promote Earl Lee Warning’s Message: “It’s Time For Change!”

Change Poster

NEOFPA members President John Desmarteau and Mike Girbino recently appeared on Cleveland's Fox8 News to promote changing your ionization smoke alarms … [Read More...]

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Propane Tanks In Jewelry Stores

I am about to launch an official letter to the jewelers in our city that use LP gas for some of their jewelry work. It will affect about 5 or 6 businesses as this is a common business practice. I was alerted by one of our officers upon a routine [more…]

Smoke Alarms Malfunctioning

Our department is experiencing false alarms with Kidde Photoelectric smoke alarm model P9050. We have experienced this issue with 12 of the 150 alarms that we have installed in the last year.  After further investigation we have found that a small amount of dust is causing the smoke alarms [more…]

Burning of Incense in Office

Does anyone know if employees can burn incense in their office? The question came to me from the Health and Safety Specialist at North East Ohio Regional Sewer District.

Howard Selig
Assistant Chief
Cuyahoga Heights FD
(216) 641-2726

Fire Extinguisher Training Video

Does anyone have a good fire extinguisher training video I can get a copy of, or can you recommend one?

Don Reis
Independence fire department

Hot Air Balloons

Are there any fire codes concerning hot air balloons? One of our churches would like to have a hot air ballon ride at their carnival this year and I’m not seeing any regulations in the code. Would this be listed under an amusement ride?

Thanks for your help,

Richard Switzer
Fire District 27
60 [more…]

Emergency Power Standby Generator Testing

Could anyone enlighten me on the testing requirements for emergency standby generators. After reading NFPA 110 2010, it isn’t any clearer. We are specifically questioning annual load testing. Is that required? I understand the monthly testing. If that record is in place does that push load testing requirements to 36 [more…]

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