Inspector Resources

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


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