Inspector Resources

Fire Inspector Continuing Education

On your FSI expiration date, you will need 30 hours of continuing education. Continuing education hours may be completed in any of the following topics: The theory of fire code enforcement. Enforcement of fire codes. Life safety system of building and uses. The safe use and maintenance of facilities, building, and uses which are subject

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Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers

UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinklers (Release 12PN-05) NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 15, 2012 – UL is notifying distributors, fire departments, regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction that the Fire Sprinklers identified below bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. Although the sprinkler frame is marked with the word

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Events, Tents & Outdoor Fires Checklists

During the summertime seasons many carnivals, fairs, tents and outdoor fires are planned in our communities. We have assembled some checklists to assist you with these duties. Also included is an OBBS review sheet of applicable codes for tents & temporary membrane structures. Please feel free to send us any checklists that you may use and

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Grease Lock Filters & Suppression Systems

Tyco has issued a letter regarding the use of Grease Lock Filters with some of their hood fire suppression systems. Some systems have been approved for use with these filters. Download Tyco’s letter here:  

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Modification to OFC to I-2 Occupancies for Hand Sanitizers

The State Fire Marshal has issued a modification of the Ohio Fire Code to all hospitals that are members of the Ohio Hospital Association regarding the use of alcohol based hand sanitizers in corridors of I-2 occupancies. Full details can be found in this memorandum: 

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Counterfeit Buckeye Brand Fire Extinguishers

Counterfeit Buckeye brand fire extinguishers have been found in circulation. Please see the accompanying photos to help you ID a fake Buckeye extinguisher. If any are found contact the Ohio Fire Marshall’s Office.

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18,000 Counterfeit Smoke Detectors Recalled

Recently the Atlanta (GA) Fire Rescue Department was forced to recall more than 18,000 smoke alarms after an investigation by the FBI and Underwriters Laboratories found the smoke alarms were counterfeit. Although the Division of State Fire Marshal is not aware of any similar issues in Ohio, we wanted to make certain all fire departments

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Antifreeze Update

It has been over two months since the NFPA Standards Council issued Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 13, 13D and 13R banning the use of antifreeze in new sprinkler systems protecting dwelling units (See eTechAlert No. 187 – August 17, 2010). The NFSA petition to the NFPA Board to overturn the TIAs was denied based

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