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2017 Ohio Fire Code Update – REVISED Form and Schedule

From the Ohio Fire Marshal's Office: Dear Stakeholders and All Interested Parties:  Due to a technical error in the ‘2017 Ohio Fire Code Petition … [Read More...]

Open Burning Precautions For 2015 From ODNR & OSFM

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal are urging Ohioans … [Read More...]

2015 Coloring Contest Winners Announced


Congratulations to third grader Samantha Kause from Ms. Drucker's class at St. Francis of Assisi School in Gates Mills for winning this year's … [Read More...]

2017 Ohio Fire Code Update Timeline & Code Change Info

The State Fire Marshal's Office has announced the initiation of the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal’s (SFM) administrative … [Read More...]

NEOFPA Members Meet With CPSC Commissioner

On October 2, 2015, three members of NEOFPA met with Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Elliott Kaye and some of his staff regarding … [Read More...]

Consumer Product Safety Commission Information for Fire Departments

Here are some quick links to helpful tools on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website ~ To report an incident:    … [Read More...]

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Recent RFAs

Fire Safety for the Hearing Impaired

Has anyone given Fire Safety Talks for the hearing impaired? If so would you be willing to share the material?

Don Reis
Independence FD

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
(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

Brycer Compliance Engine

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


Rick Barber
Assistant Chief/FM
Brunswick FD
(330) 350-0396


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…]

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