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Our mission is to reduce the burden of fire and other hazards on quality of life by providing training and education for fire officials and advocating and supporting scientifically-based consensus codes and standards. NEOFPA is not only a local non-profit organization but, more importantly, it is an organization advocating fire prevention throughout Northeast Ohio and is an authoritative source on public safety. The NEOFPA participates in the process of codes and standards development and have helped to protect both people and property throughout Northeast Ohio.

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Technavio Report on the Future of Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

This report by market research company Technavio indicates the continued growth of photoelectric technology within the residential industry. “The photoelectric smoke detectors segment should expand at a rapid rate during the forecast period. Growth in this segment may be spurred by the reducing number of ionization smoke detectors. Photoelectric smoke detectors offer a fast response…

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Columbus Dispatch Story on New Photoelectric Requirements in Residential Code

The Columbus Dispatch published a story on the photoelectric specific language that went into effect 1-1-16 in the Residential Code of Ohio. This code applies to new construction of 1, 2 and 3 family residential occupancies including new renovations of existing occupancies. The new language requires at least one photoelectric smoke alarm on each floor level…

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Fox8 TV Cleveland & NEOFPA Promote Changing Your Ionization Smoke Alarm To Photoelectric

North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association members President John Desmarteau and Mike Girbino recently appeared on Cleveland’s Fox8 News to promote changing your ionization smoke alarms to photoelectric alarms when you change your clocks.  Watch the news story video HERE

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NEOFPA Appears on Fox8 to Promote Earl Lee Warning’s Message: “It’s Time For Change!”

NEOFPA members President John Desmarteau and Mike Girbino recently appeared on Cleveland’s Fox8 News to promote changing your ionization smoke alarms to photoelectric alarms when you change your clocks.  Watch the news story video HERE    

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WAFB TV 9 Baton Rouge, LA Conducts Smoke Alarm Tests

(WAFB/WBRC) – A recent test shows which type of smoke detector you have in your home could make a big difference in how fast you’re alerted to a fire. National Fire Protection Association statistics show half of all fire deaths are due to smoke inhalation and a common type of smoke alarm may be partially to…

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Emergency Power Standby Generator Testing

Could anyone enlighten me on the testing requirements for emergency standby generators. After reading NFPA 110 2010, it isn’t any clearer. We are specifically questioning annual load testing. Is that required? I understand the monthly testing. If that record is in place does that push load testing requirements to 36 months? Do any municipalities have…

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Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center

Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center The NEORFC is one of seventy eight fusion centers designated and recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. The mission of the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center is to facilitate and enhance the level of inter-agency communications, intelligence analysis, and information sharing among federal, state, and local stakeholders and the public and…

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Tandoor Oven Best Practices

A restaurant customer recently came to us with the question of how to best handle his wood-burning tandoor oven at the end of the night. The tandoor oven itself is a high-end commercial model with a clay interior and steel exterior, a small fuel door with a vent near the bottom, and an open top….

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“Ask Joe Gagnon” Recommends Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

Joe Gagnon is “America’s favorite consumer advocacy and appliance repair expert.” His radio program, “Appliance Doctor Radio Show” has been on the radio for 25 years across the country. He recently learned the differences about smoke alarm technology from our friend Dean Dennis and now advocates only photoelectric smoke alarms. Download Joe’s smoke alarm story here: Ask…

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ABCO Helps to Promote Photoelectric Technology

Thanks to ABCO Fire Protection for helping to promote photoelectric smoke alarm technology and smoke alarm maintenance! They have recently placed our banners in their three office locations.

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