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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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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

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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

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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

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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 [email protected]

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