Inspector Resources

OFOA-Ohio Fire Officials Association

NEOFPA supports and is a continuing member of OFOA. All NEOFPA Executive Board members are also members of OFOA. Any member of NEOFPA or the fire service can join OFOA and work with them towards their statewide fire safety concerns. Learn More About OFOA: The Ohio Fire Officials Association is the official State Chapter to the

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Juvenile Firesetter Educator Database

Looking for a juvenile firesetter educator to assist you with a case? Coming soon to the members section: A database of JFS Educators. You will need to log in using your username and password to gain access to the list. Check back soon!  

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Kidde Removes Some Smoke Alarms From Store Shelves

November 10, 2016: Recall Notification: Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms model KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010. The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working.

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Fire Door Checklists

The regular testing and maintenance of all fire doors is crucial to ensuring their proper operation and readiness in case of fire. The fire door checklists below can be used to facilitate this process. fire-doors-testing fire-door-drop-test fire-doors-fusible-links  

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Recalls of Interest

Sherwood Marketing Recalls 3 Squares Rice and Slow Cookers Due to Fire, Electric Shock Hazards (10-18-16) Dehumidifiers Made by Midea Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards (11-2-16) Gree Reannounces Dehumidifier Recall Following 450 Fires and $19 Million in Property Damage; Brand Names Include Frigidaire, Soleus Air, Kenmore and Others (11-29-16)

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NFSA Recommends 4 Sprinkler Changes to IBC, IFC at ICC Code Hearings

Ron Ritchie with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) contacted NEOFPA with information on the upcoming votes on 4 sprinkler proposals for the IBC & IFC Model Codes, at the ICC code hearings, currently being held in Kansas City, October 16-25. He wanted to specifically ask that if any AHJ’s are planning on attending the

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Oxygen Tank Regulator Fires

In 1999, NIOSH warned fire departments and other emergency care and health care employers and workers about an occupational risk from aluminum attachments or regulators that controls the flow of oxygen from pressurized oxygen tanks or cylinders often used by fire departments and emergency medical services, and in health care settings. A number of factors

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Smoke Alarms Malfunctioning

Our department is experiencing false alarms with Kidde Photoelectric smoke alarm model P9050. We have experienced this issue with 12 of the 150 alarms that we have installed in the last year.  After further investigation we have found that a small amount of dust is causing the smoke alarms to activate. We have contacted Kidde

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Hoverboard Fire & Safety Update

Product Alert 7-6-16: CPSC reports that Over half a million hoverboards being recalled 1-20-16: The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a statement regarding dangers from hoverboards: CPSC is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards.  Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if

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