Request for Assistance

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


Fire Inspector/Fire Prevention Officer Salaries

We would like to generate a list of salary ranges for area fire inspectors and/or fire prevention officers. Please forward your information to Jim Alunni at Thank you in advance: Jim Alunni – Fire Prevention Officer Chagrin Falls FD


Annual and Special Permit Data

Beachwood Fire Prevention Bureau is currently collecting data on Annual Permits and Special Permits. Anyone that does annual and/or special permits please email Dave Skrajner at with the types of permits and a permit fee schedule. Thank you in advance for your help: David Skrajner


Identifying a Generator at a Facility

I am looking to adopt a standard for identifying the presence of a generator at a facility or residence at or near the main power disconnect. I have spoken with CEI and they currently have no requirement for labeling. I am proposing a label that would be used to inform responders that an onsite power


Fire Watch Ordinance

I am interested in communities/cities that have established a Fire Watch ordinance. I have written an ordinance for in the event that we need to use our firefighters on overtime for a Fire Watch (e.g. the city will be reimbursed $50 per man per hour, minimum of two men, by the building owner or building


Installation of Residential Smoke Detectors

We are interested in updating requirements regarding installation of residential smoke detectors in existing housing. We would like to see ordinances from other communities. Please fax ordinances to Jerry Senger at Ashtabula FD at: (440) 992-2691


Smoke Detector Giveaway Programs

I am looking for input regarding smoke detector giveaway programs in other communities. Specifically, what type of detector technology are you using in your programs? (e.g. Ionization, Photoelectric, or a combination detector) Any comments would be greatly appreciated, please email Lt. Brian Foltz at:


Clothing Ignition from Clothes Dryer

We had a fire that involved clothing that was recently removed from a clothes dryer and was sprayed with “Axe” body spray. An article in ‘Hot Issues’ Juvenile Firesetter periodical indicated that some kids (teens) were using this body spray to create torches. The spray contains butane. I’m looking for information on the likelihood of


Outside Cooking Legislation

Our Fire Prevention bureau is considering legislation requiring bars and restaurants to take out a permit to cook outside the building if they are using commercial sized grills, BBQs and smokers. Does anyone control this activity in their city? Do you have any suggestions on handling this type of situation? Your input on this mater


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