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Fire Inspection Fees

Our FPB in Maple Heights witnesses annual inspections of fire alarm systems, and fire suppression systems. Along with these inspections, we charge fees to the company performing the test. Our city council is considering increasing the fees to the following amounts: -Annual fire alarm test: $25 increased to $50 -Annual sprinkler test: $25 to $50

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Meat Smokers

I need some info on those meat smokers that people sometimes in thier yards. Clearance? Fuel? Regulations? Richard Ciarrone, Fire Inspector insprciarrone@parmafire.org (440)885-1217

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Fire Trace Suppression Systems

I am looking for information on the Fire Trace Clean Agent Suppression Systems. In our city we have a business that is looking to place this suppression system on 45 CNC type machines that are cutting titanium. My question is- Do these machines have to be tied into the building fire alarm system or can

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Temporary Trailers

I am looking for information on temporary construction trailers and where ther fall in Use and Occupancy Classification. Business owner wants to know if they need a sprinkler system installed in this trailer that will be used to house 4-6 office people for about a year. Steven Harris  Cuyahoga Ht’s. FD s.harris@cuyahogaheights.com (216)570-4686

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Blazemaster CPVC Sprinkler Pipe

Has anyone had any issues with Blazemaster CPVC Sprinkler Pipe in their cities? We have a facility in our city that used Blazemaster that is only 2 years old and we have had 4 known leaks, 3 in the last two months. Todd Ayers Highland Heights FD

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Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

I am looking for information on how addressable fire alarm systems have to be dispatched from the central alarm stations. If you have an addressable system does the central monitoring station have to dispatch it as point specific or are they allowed to dispatch a “general” fire alarm? NFPA 72 Section 23.14 deals with Off-Premises

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Decorative Materials at Prom

The high school has requested to decorate the gym and other areas of the school building for the upcoming prom. They will be using combustible decorative materials and will be restricted under OFC 807.1.2; specifically, materials “meeting the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701…” The bureau’s past interpretation of code has also allowed decorative

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Sprinkler Systems

I was wondering if there is anyone who’s run into this particular problem and how their city has handled it. I have a building that has a partial sprinkler system in place and over the years the space has been subdivided into smaller units. The total space that has coverage is approx 21,000 sq ft

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Portable fire extinguishers

Here in Parma we require that business owners have their fire extinguishers tagged by a certified company, GPS, ABCO, ABC, & so on. Some business owners want to just replace the extinguisher each year with a new one & show us the receipt. That presents a problem because sometimes they can’t produce the receipt for

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Fire Protection Systems in Group Homes

I am looking for information on fire protection systems in group homes. It has recently been brought to the attention of the Westlake Fire Department that the County Board of Mental Retardation has decreased the population of their group homes from five to four residents.This was done to accomplish two things. One was to make

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