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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...]

Brunswick Hills Seeking Fire Inspector

The Brunswick Hills Twp. Fire Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of Fire Prevention Officer. Minimum requirements include … [Read More...]

Westlake Seeking Part-Time Fire Inspector

City Of Westlake Job Posting Notice Job Title: Fire Inspector Department: Fire Department, City of Westlake Location: 27700 Hilliard Boulevard, … [Read More...]

Change.org Petition for Warning Label on Ionization Smoke Alarms

Fathers for Fire Safety c0-founder Dean Dennis has established a petition on change.org that would require warning labels on ionization smoke … [Read More...]

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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


Sprinkler Heads Above Drop Ceiling

I have a building that has a sprinkler system but the heads are above the ceiling tiles in the offices. Has anyone come across this? I’m looking for some cost effective ways or suggestions to remedy this issue for the building owner. Is there a specific OFC I can reference [more…]

Kitchen Hood Suppression System Semi-Annuals

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

Richard Ciarrone
Parma FD

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