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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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Brycer Compliance Engine

Is anyone using the Brycer Compliance Engine to track inspections? I am looking at trying the program on a trial basis. Thanks, Rick Barber Assistant Chief/FM Brunswick FD (330) 350-0396 barber@brunswick.oh.us  

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Electromagnetic Door Locks

This is about the main entrance on the proposed RTA Rapid Station Remodel. It’s classified as A-3 with total occupant load of 271. According to OFC 1008.1.10, the main exit door is required to have panic hardware. The exception permits locks or latches equipped with key-operated locking devices from the egress side as long as

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Annual Building Inspections Requirements

Where is it written that commercial building inspections are required to be performed annually? Richard Ciarrone Parma Fire Department 440-885-1217 insprciarrone@parmafire.org  

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