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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  


Sprinkler Heads Above Drop Ceiling

I have a building that has a sprinkler system but the heads are above the ceiling tiles in the offices. Has anyone come across this? I’m looking for some cost effective ways or suggestions to remedy this issue for the building owner. Is there a specific OFC I can reference for this? Thanks. Michael Suhy


Aboveground Storage Tanks

Do any of your jurisdictions have a codified ordinance that is more stringent than the Ohio Fire Code section 2206 regarding aboveground fuel storage tanks? (OFC: Aboveground fuel storage tank capacity shall not exceed 12,000 gallons for an individual tank.) Thanks, Joe Eisenhuth Solon Fire Dept. 440-337-1482  


Codes For Carbon Monoxide Monitoring

I am looking for information from codes that specifically mandate CO monitoring.I have several college dorms that do not have any means of monitoring for CO.The college seems to think that they are exempt from any requirements to have detection (even plug in monitors) because it is not required in the mechanical codes. Can anybody give me


Chinese Lanterns

Mayfield Heights has a rather large party center, which is having an event possibly involving deployment of 50 Chinese lanterns.  I am not in favor of allowing these lanterns to be deployed, for obvious reasons.  The Mayor is supporting my decision, but would like to know if any other agency has had any dealings/issues/requests with


“Autofry” Deep Frying Units

Does anyone have experience with “Autofry”, counter-top vent-less deep frying units? Thanks, Jerry Cifranic NOFD North Olmsted Fire Department (440)777-1220


Grease Lock Hood Filters

What are these Pre filters I am starting to see in restaurant hood systems. Are they OK? “Ellis fibre” grease lock system.???Grease Lock is a patented disposable grease filte. Thanks. Jerry Cifranic North Olmsted Fire (440)777-1220  


Rental Property Inspection

We have recently had a couple of fires in residential rental properties, single family and multi family dwellings. Does anyone have a city ordinance or rental property inspection program? Mark Crumley, Asst. Chief/Fire Marshal City of Medina Fire Department (330)723-5704  


Wal-Mart Exit Door Motion Sensors

Looking for feed back on Wal-Mart turning off the motion sensor on exit doors at night time. I was told by Wal-Mart that they do this in all super centers that are open late. The doors may still be able to be pulled open or pushed off the tracks to exit in an emergency. Don


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