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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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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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Timeline for Proposed School Lockdown Rules for OBC

PLEASE NOTE: Comments regarding these proposed amendments should be submitted by January 8, 2016. Overview: On October 21, 2015, the Board of Building Standards issued a notice of its intent to amend Ohio Building Code rules in response to adoption of new Ohio Revised Code § 3781.106 included in HB 64 requiring the Board to…

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NEOFPA Members Give Holiday Fire Safety Tips on Fox8

NEOFPA members John Desmarteau and Mike Girbino spent some time at the Fox 8 studios Sunday morning, December 6th, providing holiday fire safety tips on a live segment. Watch the holiday fire safety segment HERE

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KPRC Channel 2 Houston “Will Smoke Detectors Keep Your Home Safe?”

November 17, 2015  |  KPRC Channel 2 Houston Investigates Ionization Smoke Alarm Failures. HOUSTON – It’s the middle of the night and your house catches fire. At this point, the most valuable thing in your home is your smoke detector, which is designed to sound the alarm when fire breaks out. That smoke detector’s sole purpose…

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2017 Ohio Fire Code Update – REVISED Form and Schedule

From the Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office: Dear Stakeholders and All Interested Parties:  Due to a technical error in the ‘2017 Ohio Fire Code Petition Form’ any Petition submitted to the SFM prior to November 13, 2015 WAS NOT received by the SFM AND MUST BE RESUBMITTED.   A corrected version of the Petition Form is now…

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Open Burning Precautions For 2015 From ODNR & OSFM

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal are urging Ohioans to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and to take necessary precautions to avoid unwanted fires this fall. Download the precautions bulletin here: 

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2015 Coloring Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to third grader Samantha Kause from Ms. Drucker’s class at St. Francis of Assisi School in Gates Mills for winning this year’s coloring contest! She won a pizza party for her entire third grade class as well as some goodies for herself including three photoelectric smoke alarms for her home. Second Place: Paige Bammerlin Mrs….

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NEOFPA Members Meet With CPSC Commissioner

On October 2, 2015, three members of the North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association (NEOFPA) met with Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Elliott Kaye and some of his staff regarding ionization smoke alarms. Our members voiced concerns of the fire service regarding the continued use of ionization smoke alarms both in the retail environment and…

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Information for Fire Departments

Here are some quick links to helpful tools on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website ~ To report an incident:     . To see if a consumer product is already recalled:   For free safety guides:   Through the information we receive from fire departments we are able to save lives.  By being able to quickly…

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Special Amusement Buildings Inspection Checklist

Haunted houses and other similar special amusement type buildings and occupancies can be a challenge for inspectors. Because they are often temporary in nature, the approval and inspection process often needs to be fast-tracked. This inspection checklist should help guide you through the codes for these occupancies. Special Amusement Check List (A3) Download the OSFM…

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