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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...]

OBBS, Fire Marshal’s Office and Senator Seitz Meet to Discuss Smoke Alarm Language

A meeting was held April 29 in Columbus with Senator Seitz, Ohio Fire Marshal representatives, Dept. of Commerce representatives, Dean Dennis & … [Read More...]

NEOFPA Opposes Current Smoke Alarm Messaging From Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office

A recent publication from the Ohio Fire Marshal's Office contained smoke alarm messaging that NEOFPA felt was inaccurate and confusing. The … [Read More...]

Photoelectric Language Added to the Residential Code of Ohio

As a result of the appeal from Mayfield Village, new language has been added to the Residential Code of Ohio requiring photoelectric smoke … [Read More...]

NEOFPA Issues “Temporary Lockdown Procedure” White Paper

NEOFPA has issued a white paper on temporary lockdown procedures. We recognize the need for Ohio's fire service involvement in establishing … [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...]

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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…]

Annual Building Inspections Requirements

Where is it written that commercial building inspections are required to be performed annually?

Richard Ciarrone
Parma Fire Department


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