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Ohio Fire Code Update – 2017 Code

03/14/2018 - 04/13/2018 - 12:00 am »

Hello all –

I am pleased to announce that the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of State Fire Marshal will be holding a series of six, FREE training courses throughout the state to help you gain a better understanding of the changes within the new Ohio Fire Code (OFC), which became effective December 15, 2017.

These courses will be open to the public, and will focus on new code enforcement processes, updated special provisions of the OFC and important national model code changes that are incorporated into the new OFC. The interactive seminars will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.. Registration begins at 8 a.m..

Link for registration:
Registration for OFC Update Classes
The training dates and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Division of State Fire Marshal
Multipurpose Room
8895 East Main St., Reynoldsburg

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Owens Community College, Findlay
Multipurpose Room (117)
3200 Bright Rd., Findlay

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hocking College, Nelsonville
Student Center Multiplex
3301 Hocking Pkwy., Nelsonville

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)
Western Campus Theater
1100 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Miami University, Middletown
Dave Finkelman Auditorium
4200 North University Blvd., Middletown

Friday, April 13, 2018
Division of State Fire Marshal
Multipurpose Room
8895 East Main St., Reynoldsburg

NOTE: Each seminar will cover the same content; there is no need to attend multiple sessions unless an attendee wishes to do so. Online training mirroring these courses will be available mid- to late spring 2018, and will be posted on the Ohio Fire Academy’s 24/7 platform.

I would like to take this opportunity to again thank everyone who participated in the process and provided input for this update. I am confident that the new code will help Ohio stay on the forefront of fire safety, and I look forward to continuing to work with all of our partners in the future.


Jeff A. Hussey, OFE, OFC, CFO
State Fire Marshal

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