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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

News

The Today Show Australia Investigates Smoke Alarms

‘Today Investigates: Smoke Alarms’ Channel 9 Australia ‘Today Show’ 23 September 2015. Since June 2006 Australian and New Zealand Fire Brigades have been advocating for photoelectric smoke alarms. Australian Fire Brigades and the Logan City Council are urging legislation is passed to make photoelectric smoke alarms mandatory in all Australian homes. Watch the news story…

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NEOFPA Clarifies Our “Temporary Lockdown Procedure” White Paper

NEOFPA has updated our white paper on temporary lockdown procedures. We have made our position clearer that nonconventional lockdown processes can only be a temporary solution to locking doors if the financial means are not immediately available, and then only until funds are available to install locking devices that comply with fire and building codes. We recognize…

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Fire Safety for the Hearing Impaired

Has anyone given Fire Safety Talks for the hearing impaired? If so would you be willing to share the material? Don Reis Independence FD 216-524-5886 [email protected]

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Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Save Family While Ionization Alarm Stays Silent

From Chagrin Falls, Ohio Fire Department: “Two people…scratch that, the wife was pregnant….three Chagrin Valley residents are alive this morning thanks to Photoelectric Smoke Alarms. They had three alarms, a Photoelectric on the first floor, Photoelectric in the basement, and Ionization on the second floor outside the bedrooms. Both Photoelectric Smoke Alarms Activated and the…

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Commerce Dept. Issues Guidance on Barricade Devices

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ISSUES GUIDANCE ON BARRICADE DEVICES TO EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES THROUGHT STATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Duchesne at (614) 644-9564 September 2, 2015                                                                                             [email protected] The Ohio Department of Commerce today (9-2-15) issued a guidance document concerning the development of rules for the use of barricade devices in an active shooter situation…

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Colored Powders Create Explosion Hazard

On June 27, 2015 there was a fire at a Taiwanese water park that resulted when  colored cornstarch was spayed over  a crowd of about 1000  young  people attending  a concert.  It accidentally ignited into a 10 second inferno which  burned 500.  Eleven have since died and 117 remain in intensive care units in dozens of hospitals…

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New Law Requires Board of Building Standards to Create “Lockdown” Device Rules

Language in the Ohio Budget Bill, HB 64, requires that the Ohio Board of Building Standards (OBBS) adopt rules for the use of a device to prevent both ingress and egress through a door in a school building for a finite period of time, in an emergency situation and during active shooter drills. This language was…

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New Fireworks Law Language Effective June 30, 2015

Language in the Ohio Budget Bill, HB 64, amends Chapter 3743 (Fireworks) of the Ohio Revised Code. This language was effective June 30, 2015. The new language eliminates the requirement that consumer purchasers of 1.4G consumer fireworks fill out the form agreeing to take the fireworks outside the state within 48 hours. It also eliminates the…

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New School Fire/Tornado/Lockdown Drill Laws Enacted

The Ohio Revised Code section 3737.73 was recently revised regarding the number and type of school drills required yearly. These drills include fire drills, tornado drills and safety drills also known as lockdown drills. Overview of Changes Fire Drills: If a school has smoke detectors (as defined in ORC section 3781.104) or a sprinkler system…

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Electrical Fires in Sanyo Food Coolers

Has any one had fires with Sanyo coolers used for meat displays? I have had 4 in the same store with the lights used for display of the cooler. Don Bell Macedonia FD [email protected] (330) 468-8342

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