Inspector Resources

New School Fire/Tornado/Lockdown Drill Laws Enacted

The Ohio Revised Code section 3737.73 was recently revised regarding the number and type of school drills required yearly. These drills include fire drills, tornado drills and safety drills also known as lockdown drills. Overview of Changes Fire Drills: If a school has smoke detectors (as defined in ORC section 3781.104) or a sprinkler system

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Ohio Fire Marshal Issues Clarification on “Sky Lanterns”

  The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a clarification letter on the code requirements of “Sky Lanterns”, also commonly known as “Wish Lanterns”, “Chinese Lanterns”, “Kong Ming Lanterns”, or any other similar devise which is set on fire and released to the atmosphere, allowing the burning object to drift uncontrollably. Per the Ohio

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Governor Signs Arson Registry Bill

Written by – Carl Burnett Jr. – CentralOhio.com   COLUMBUS — Governor John Kasich signed legislation Thursday that would authorize the creation of a statewide arson registry. The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 291, which represents Lancaster firefighters, proposed the idea a few years ago to Sen. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, fire inspector Jason Coy

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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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