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Draft Ohio Fire Code

I am pleased to announce the release of the ‘Draft 2017 Ohio Fire Code’ and the ‘Report on Petitions,’ regarding all petitions received to update the current Ohio Fire Code, also known as Administrative Code sections 1301:7-7-01 through 13017-7-47.

With the release of these documents, we will enter the next phase of the rule revision process – the Comment Period.  During this period any person or entity may submit comments to the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of State Fire Marshal (SFM) regarding the content to the Draft 2017 Ohio Fire Code and/or actions taken on the Petitions previously submitted. You may submit comments here.

The Comment Period will remain open until the close of business on Friday, July 21, 2017, unless extended by the SFM.  [If the period is extended, notification will be posted on the SFM’s website].  Please also continue to check the SFM’s website for any information on stakeholder meetings that will take place during the Comment Period and as we move forward.  The SFM will also make every effort to send e-mail notifications to interested parties regarding stakeholders.    

To review the Report on Petitions, please click here. 

To review a copy of the Draft 2017 Ohio Fire Code, or to find the Comment form (all comments must be submitted to the SFM on this form) and submit a comment to the SFM regarding the Draft 2017 OFC or the Report on Petitions, please click here.

Remember, all comments must be submitted on or before Friday, July 21, 2017.

Thank you for your participation in the rule revision process.  The SFM makes every effort to engage as many stakeholders as possible in the code revision process and your input and feedback is greatly appreciated.  Please forward this notice to members of your respective organizations or anyone else you know of that may be interested in engaging in this next phase of the process.

If you have any questions about the draft OFC, the ROP, or the rule update process, or if you have any issues accessing the above documents or submitting a comment, please contact Tracie Boyd, the SFM’s Code Development Officer, or the Code Enforcement Bureau at 614-728-5460, or [email protected].

Thank you.

Jeff A. Hussey

Interim State Fire Marshal