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Fire Extinguisher Training Video

Does anyone have a good fire extinguisher training video I can get a copy of, or can you recommend one? Don Reis Independence fire department reisd@independenceohio.org 216-524-4001

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Hot Air Balloons

Are there any fire codes concerning hot air balloons? One of our churches would like to have a hot air ballon ride at their carnival this year and I’m not seeing any regulations in the code. Would this be listed under an amusement ride? Thanks for your help, Richard Switzer Fire District 27 60 W.

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Emergency Power Standby Generator Testing

Could anyone enlighten me on the testing requirements for emergency standby generators. After reading NFPA 110 2010, it isn’t any clearer. We are specifically questioning annual load testing. Is that required? I understand the monthly testing. If that record is in place does that push load testing requirements to 36 months? Do any municipalities have

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Tandoor Oven Best Practices

A restaurant customer recently came to us with the question of how to best handle his wood-burning tandoor oven at the end of the night. The tandoor oven itself is a high-end commercial model with a clay interior and steel exterior, a small fuel door with a vent near the bottom, and an open top.

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Permit Fees

Brook Park Charges $100 for all permits. I’m wondering what other cities are charging. Thank You, Bill Bennett Fire Prevention Officer Brook Park Fire Dept. 17401 Holland Rd. Brook Park, OH 44142 216-433-1215 wbennett@cityofbrookpark.com Phone: (216) 433-7205 Fax:     (216) 433-1445

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Cell Phone Towers

I have a question about cell phone towers. We have three towers in our area. A Verizon tower, an FCC tower, and a CECOMS tower. These towers all have back up generators if I understand correctly. Does anybody else deal with these towers? I have no experience with them. Do we have jurisdiction for inspections,

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Fire Safety for the Hearing Impaired

Has anyone given Fire Safety Talks for the hearing impaired? If so would you be willing to share the material? Don Reis Independence FD 216-524-5886 Reisd@independenceohio.org

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Electrical Fires in Sanyo Food Coolers

Has any one had fires with Sanyo coolers used for meat displays? I have had 4 in the same store with the lights used for display of the cooler. Don Bell Macedonia FD dbell@macedonia.oh.us (330) 468-8342

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Fire Dampers

I have a situation where a modification was made to a business in a plaza and they were required to install fire dampers in the HVAC. Do you know if there is normally a test of these (especially on a retro fit like this) or just a visual inspection of them? John Wargelin Fire Chief

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Fire Alarms & Phone Lines

My Bldg. Commissioner informed me that within two yrs. the phone company will no longer maintain copper phone lines. Does anyone know how this may affect fire alarm systems? Richard Ciarrone Parma FD insprciarrone@parmafire.org 440-885-1217

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