Updated Timeline for Ohio Fire Code

From: COM SFM Ohio Fire Code
Subject: 2017 Ohio Fire Code – timeline update

Dear Stakeholders ~

As you should know, the State Fire Marshal is currently in the process of updating the 2011 Ohio Fire Code.  Target publication for the new Fire Code is early 2017.  The Fire Marshal accepted Petitions regarding proposed changes, updates, and revisions from October 6, 2015 through December 4, 2015.

The next step of the update process is the publication of a Report on Petitions (a compendium report on all proposed changes) and a first draft of what will become the 2017 Ohio Fire Code.  The publication of those documents was targeted for release on January 15, 2016.  However, due to some ongoing transitions within SFM leadership, technical complications with our database systems, contractual obligations, intent to coordinate this code with rules from other agencies, and in an effort to produce the best and most comprehensive product possible, the date for publication of the Report on Petitions and the draft 2017 Ohio Fire Code is being extended.

The new target timeframe for release of the Report on Petitions and draft 2017 Ohio Fire Code will be Spring 2016.  The release of the documents will be announced on the State Fire Marshal’s website and the documents will likewise be posted on the website on the “2017 Ohio Fire Code” page.  Please check the website often for updates (www.com.ohio.gov/fire<http://www.com.ohio.gov/fire>).

Thank you for your continued support and consideration and feel free to forward this notice to members of your respective organizations and other contacts that may be interested in the Ohio Fire Code update process.  A revised timeline for the update process is attached for your reference.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 614-728-5460, or [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.


Tracie M. Boyd
Asst. Division Counsel / Code Development Officer Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal
8895 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Office: (614) 728-5460 / Fax: 614-728-5168

Download the timeline document here:  2017 OFC Timeline Update 011416

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