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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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Fire Prevention through Education and Code Enforcement

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Permit Fees

Brook Park Charges $100 for all permits. I’m wondering what other cities are charging. Thank You, Bill Bennett Fire Prevention Officer Brook Park Fire Dept. 17401 Holland Rd. Brook Park, OH 44142 216-433-1215 [email protected] Phone: (216) 433-7205 Fax:     (216) 433-1445

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Obscure Codes

Welcome to Obscure Codes! We will share unusual or hard to find Ohio code sections here. Feel free to submit yours!   Drone Interference at Emergency Scenes: OFC 104.11 Bleacher Inspection Required: OFC 1028.1.1 (ICC 300) Trained Crowd Managers required for events where more than 1,000 persons congregate: OFC 403.3 Automatic smoke detection required to protect…

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by fuel-burning appliances. Because it is impossible to detect by your senses, CO can kill you before you are aware that it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness,…

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Hartford, CT Eyewitness News 3 Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Story

A Connecticut father who lost his daughter in a fire is working to change the way smoke detectors are labeled. View the news story HERE

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OBBS Memo on the Installation of Generators

The Ohio Board of Building Standards has issued a memo on the installation of generators. BBS Memo # 934 Installation of Generators 1-16

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OBBS Memo on Storage Tanks

The Ohio Board of Building Standards has issued a memo on the regulation of storage tanks in the Ohio building codes. BBS Memo # 393 Regulation of Tanks 1-16

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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,…

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Cell Phone Towers

I have a question about cell phone towers. We have three towers in our area. A Verizon tower, an FCC tower, and a CECOMS tower. These towers all have back up generators if I understand correctly. Does anybody else deal with these towers? I have no experience with them. Do we have jurisdiction for inspections,…

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Former Indiana State Fire Marshal Issues Urgent Smoke Alarm Warning

WTHR Channel 13 Indiana recently interviewed former Indiana State Fire Marshal Roger Johnson who wants to prevent fire fatalities by warning the public to choose an alarm that can better warn a sleeping family of a slow-burning, smoldering fire. A photoelectric alarm. Mr. Johnson wrote a message to the public that all families must read! Download…

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Photoelectric Technology Requirements Added to Ohio Residential Code

At its meeting on December 4, 2015, the Board of Building Standards adopted amendments to the Residential Code of Ohio effective January 1, 2016. These changes are to Section 314, Smoke Alarms, and affect smoke alarm technology, requiring both photoelectric and ionization technology smoke alarms to be installed on each level within each dwelling unit and…

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