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Technology Helps Identify Potential Fires Before They Start

A relatively new addition in the home fire safety arsenal is an electronic device called Ting that can detect electrical arcing in its early stages before it causes a fire, and will then notify monitoring staff provided by the manufacturer who will advise the homeowner of the issue and work with them to resolve it.

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FYI – The Shoe Department – Extinguisher Complaint

Madison Fire had the following issue – One of our inspectors was out at The Shoe Department today in Madison for an inspection. When looking at the fire extinguisher inspection tags he noted that there were no company or individual certification numbers on the tag. He questioned the store manager about the inspection of the

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Part-Time FSI for Mentor Fire

NATURE OF WORK This part-time individual will be responsible for inspection and investigation work in securing and maintaining compliance with fire prevention codes and regulations. Work involves responsibility for ensuring acceptable standards of public safety through inspections of buildings and other installations and the enforcement of fire prevention codes and regulations. Work is performed under

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Task Force Addresses Critical Issue with Volunteer Fire Service

Learn about the Ohio Task Force on Volunteer Fire Service from State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon and Superintendent Jack Smith from the Ohio Fire Academy. Ohio has 1180 fire departments. Approximately 70% of the fire of those departments are staffed by volunteers.

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RFA-smoke detectors

There were changes made to NFPA 72 and UL 217 8th edition regarding the use of ionization smoke detectors in homes. Are ionization detectors permitted to be installed in any home, new or old?

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Public Safety Communications Seminar

The Safer Buildings Coalition describes themselves as a non-profit organization working to protect public safety personnel and those they serve by eliminating wireless dead zones in buildings. The group is hosting a seminar focusing on public safety communication in buildings. Then training is free of charge for NEOFPA members and lunch is provided. The group

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Edwards Heat Detectors Recalled

Edwards has recalled several models of mechanical heat detectors as they can fail to operate in a fire. Please follow the link to the CPSC website for more information.

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