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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-Lite Alarms by Honeywell & System Sensor Discontinue Ionization Smoke Detectors

On May 13th, 2015, Fire-Lite Alarms announced they had decided to discontinue the manufacture of ionization smoke detectors as of July 1, 2015. In their announcement, Fire-Lite stated, in part, “As technology progressed, photoelectric and multi-criteria detectors have evolved to provide comparable or better performance while delivering superior false alarm immunity. Due to their radioactive content, ionization detectors…

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Fire Dampers

I have a situation where a modification was made to a business in a plaza and they were required to install fire dampers in the HVAC. Do you know if there is normally a test of these (especially on a retro fit like this) or just a visual inspection of them? John Wargelin Fire Chief…

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Fire Alarms & Phone Lines

My Bldg. Commissioner informed me that within two yrs. the phone company will no longer maintain copper phone lines. Does anyone know how this may affect fire alarm systems? Richard Ciarrone Parma FD [email protected] 440-885-1217

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Brycer Compliance Engine

Is anyone using the Brycer Compliance Engine to track inspections? I am looking at trying the program on a trial basis. Thanks, Rick Barber Assistant Chief/FM Brunswick FD (330) 350-0396 [email protected]  

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NewsNet5 (Cleveland) Airs Ohio’s New Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Requirements

NewsNet5 in Cleveland Ohio aired the story on the new photoelectric smoke alarm language in the Residential Code of Ohio. This code covers new construction of all one, two and three family homes. This language requiring photoelectric smoke alarms will certainly save lives! Watch/read Part 1 of the story HERE Watch/read Part 2 of the story HERE

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Electromagnetic Door Locks

This is about the main entrance on the proposed RTA Rapid Station Remodel. It’s classified as A-3 with total occupant load of 271. According to OFC 1008.1.10, the main exit door is required to have panic hardware. The exception permits locks or latches equipped with key-operated locking devices from the egress side as long as…

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Acknowledges the Need to Improve Smoke Alarm Performance

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a letter to Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) acknowledges the need to improve smoke alarm performance! The CPSC is encouraging UL to adopt new flaming and smoldering polyurethane foam testing standards for smoke alarms. Read the letter from CPSC to UL here:[wpdm_package id=18]

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Photoelectric Language Added to the Residential Code of Ohio

As a result of the appeal from Mayfield Village, new language has been added to the Residential Code of Ohio requiring photoelectric smoke alarms. The new language takes effect for the municipalities involved in the appeal process on April 1, 2015. Sometime thereafter it will take effect statewide. The new language requires at least one…

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Annual Building Inspections Requirements

Where is it written that commercial building inspections are required to be performed annually? Richard Ciarrone Parma Fire Department 440-885-1217 [email protected]  

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Fox 19 Cincinnati Investigates City Slow To Enforce Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Law

Fox 19 Cincinnati found that a 2013 law requiring photoelectric smoke alarms in rental properties in Cincinnati, Ohio isn’t being aggressively enforced by the city. Watch the two-part investigation series HERE

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