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Our mission is to reduce the burden of fire and other hazards on quality of life by providing training and education for fire officials and advocating and supporting scientifically-based consensus codes and standards. NEOFPA is not only a local non-profit organization but, more importantly, it is an organization advocating fire prevention throughout Northeast Ohio and is an authoritative source on public safety. The NEOFPA participates in the process of codes and standards development and have helped to protect both people and property throughout Northeast Ohio.
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Fire Prevention through Education and Code Enforcement
31 Oct 2019 · Michael Girbino
On Wednesday October 9th, 2019 NEOFPA in conjunction with the Pipe Fitters Local 120, the Mechanical Contractors, and the Valley View Fire Department hosted a training seminar for fire and…read more
21 Oct 2019 · Michael Girbino
Manufacturers of smoke alarms and smoke detectors must conform to the UL 217, 8th edition and UL 268, 7th edition standards by May 29th, 2020. The new standards, in the…read more
02 Oct 2019 · Michael Girbino
On September 24th, the Vision 20/20 organization announced its findings regarding the sale of smoke and CO alarms by Amazon that have not been tested and listed by recognized testing…read more
12 Sep 2019 · Michael Girbino
Our upcoming water-based fire protection seminar scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th at the Pipefitters Local 120 hall has been awarded a total of 5.5 hours of con-ed credit by the…read more
04 Sep 2019 · Michael Girbino
Just a reminder that the deadline to submit applications for our annual scholarship awards is November 1st. Please log on, access the members tab and download the application, or click…read more
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