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2017 Firefighters Memorial Ride Scholarships

Applications are available online for the 2017 Firefighters Memorial Ride scholarship program. Please use the link below for more … [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...]

2016 Coloring Contest Winners

The winners have been selected for the 2016 NEOFPA coloring contest. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all students, teachers and fire … [Read More...]

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...]

OFOA-Ohio Fire Officials Association

NEOFPA supports and is a continuing member of OFOA. All NEOFPA Executive Board members are also members of OFOA. Any member of NEOFPA or the fire … [Read More...]

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Residential Sprinkler Ordinances

I am looking for any cities that have an ordinance for multi-family (apartment building) mandatory sprinklers.

Rick Barber
Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal
Brunswick FD
(330) 350-0396
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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…]

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