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Fire Captain Michael Palumbo Memorial Service

          Attached is the PDF with more information for the Memorial Service for Fire Captain Michael Palumbo. Visitation: Thursday June 1st  from 1-4pm and 5-8pm   Friday June 2nd from 1-4pm and 5-8pm Monreal Funeral Home 35400 Curtis Blvd. Eastlake, Ohio Mass with Christian Burial: Saturday June 3rd at 1pm Immaculate

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2017 Ohio Fire Code Update Timeline & Code Change Info

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has announced the initiation of the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal’s (SFM) administrative rule update process for the 2011 Ohio Fire Code (OFC) and associated rules (also known as Ohio Administrative Code sections 1301:7-7-01 through 1301:7-7-47).  The update process is now scheduled to be complete and will

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Massachusetts Updates Smoke Alarm Requirements

Massachusetts smoke alarm requirements have been updated! The previous requirement was both photoelectric and ionization alarms at each required location. That has been changed to require just photoelectric alarms at each required location. Another example validating the superior performance of photoelectric technology over ionization technology! The changes also require a 10 year sealed battery. This

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2016 Coloring Contest Winners

The winners have been selected for the 2016 NEOFPA coloring contest. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all students, teachers and fire departments that participated!    

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Clipsal Discontinues Sales of Ionization Smoke Alarms

Clipsal by Schneider Electric, Australia’s number one brand of electrical accessories, has announced it is discontinuing sales of ionization smoke alarms. In announcing the move, Clipsal states “photoelectric alarms are more advanced at detecting smoke from smouldering fires, which are most often associated with residential fatalities”. Read the Article HERE

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2016 NEOFPA Coloring Contest

NEOFPA announces our fourth annual fire safety coloring contest. The contest is open to third graders in schools within Northeast Ohio and will run from September 4 through October 21, 2016. The theme for the contest is “Photoelectric Smoke Alarms: Need ’em, Get ’em, Check ’em”! and features Earl Lee Warning, our photoelectric smoke alarm character. All Northeast Ohio

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Queensland, Australia Approves Mandatory Photoelectric Legislation

The state of Queensland, Australia on August 31, 2016 voted in mandatory photoelectric smoke alarm legislation which will take effect January 1, 2017. With the Northern Territory previously having legislated similar language, about one third of Australia is now photoelectric specific. Congratulations to Adrian Butler and all our friends “Downunder” who helped make this a reality and

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School Classroom Fire Safety

School classrooms contain a multitude of projects, displays, audiovisual and electronic equipment, etc. To ensure the safety of the children and teachers in the classroom as well as all of the occupants of the school building, proper fire safety practices are a necessity. Common Fire Safety Hazards Found in Classrooms Extension Cords Only approved circuit

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NEOFPA Films the First Earl Lee Warning PSA

Last night we filmed my first public service announcement (PSA)! It will introduce me in my first live-action and speaking role! In my PSA’s I will inform the public about the importance of photoelectric smoke alarms like me, and eventually I will help my friends at NEOFPA promote all fire safety lessons! Hopefully this PSA

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NYC Considers Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Law

“A veto-proof majority of the New York City Council has signed on as co-sponsors of a law that would push residents to install a kind of smoke detector that might be more likely to save lives than the type frequently found in city homes.” Read the story HERE

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