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Open Flame Effects for Entertainment Performance

I received an inquiry regarding Open Flame Effects using Class 3 propane flames for an entertainment performance. I am currently researching the Fire Code and would like any assistance. If anyone has dealt with this type of entertainment please contact me. Here is a brief description of the performance in question: Open Flame Effects performance


General Operations Progress and Status

I have a couple of questions that I would like to ask and get as much feedback as possible. 1. Is anyone using the NFPA online system and how has it been working? 2. Does anyone use a laptop for their inspections? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Has there been a cost savings for


The Right to Enter a Residence Because of Excess Fire Load in the Home

I had a discussion recently with an assistant building commissioner regarding the right to enter a residence because of excess fire load in the home. It is my understanding that I do not have the right to enter a home, but I can enter a business during times of operation to do an inspection. The


Combination Fire/Burglar Alarm Panel

Does NFPA allow combination fire and burglar alarm panels in commercial businesses? The device in question is manufactured by Digital Monitoring Products and it’s a 574-zone command processor. Any information would be helpful. Thank you, Todd Ayres Highland Heights FD


Suggestions for Ventless, Hoodless Self-contained Deep Fat Fryers

We are looking for information regarding the “Autofry” ventless, hoodless, self-contained deep fat fryers by Motion Technology, Inc. If anyone has any information or experience with these fryers please contact Rich Ciarrone at the Parma Fire Department. Thank you, Rich Ciarrone Fire Inspector, Parma FD


Information on 5-inch Storz FDC’s

We are looking for information on the pros and cons of 5-inch Storz FDCs. Does anyone use them and why? Thanks in advance,, Scott D. Bement Asst. Chief, N Ridgeville FD


Sterno Can Near Open Flames

Section 308.7 of the Ohio Fire Code prohibits open flame devices in Group A occupancies. Although there are three exceptions, this application does not meet any of the exceptions. In the Group A occupancy, is it permitted to use a sterno can with the open flame to warm food on tables that the public has


Commercial/Industrial False Alarms

Strongsville Fire Prevention is researching departmental responses to fire alarms. We are specifically requesting information regarding: Requirements for locations having fire alarms requiring company personnel to respond to alarms regardless of the time of day Information on whether fire department personnel are allowed to silence and reset alarms in the absence of company personnel Information


Booth Construction for Fairs, Shows, Trade Shows, etc.

In regards to the construction of booths in public assembly buildings at special events such as trade shows, fairs, home & garden shows, health and safety fairs, etc. – Is all material that is used in the construction of the booth required to meet the flame propagation performance criteria that is containe in the Ohio


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