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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


Ohio State Fire Marshal Filling Position of Full-Time Fire and Life Safety Educator

The State Fire Marshal is looking to fill a soon to be vacated full-time position as a Fire and Life Safety Educator for the second district. Please check with the State Fire Marshal’s Web site in the coming days and weeks for more information as well as jobs.ohio and careers.ohio.


Task Force Addresses Critical Issue with Volunteer Fire Service

Learn about the Ohio Task Force on Volunteer Fire Service from State Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon and Superintendent Jack Smith from the Ohio Fire Academy. Ohio has 1180 fire departments. Approximately 70% of the fire of those departments are staffed by volunteers.


RFA-smoke detectors

There were changes made to NFPA 72 and UL 217 8th edition regarding the use of ionization smoke detectors in homes. Are ionization detectors permitted to be installed in any home, new or old?


Public Safety Communications Seminar

The Safer Buildings Coalition describes themselves as a non-profit organization working to protect public safety personnel and those they serve by eliminating wireless dead zones in buildings. The group is hosting a seminar focusing on public safety communication in buildings. Then training is free of charge for NEOFPA members and lunch is provided. The group…


Edwards Heat Detectors Recalled

Edwards has recalled several models of mechanical heat detectors as they can fail to operate in a fire. Please follow the link to the CPSC website for more information.


Fireworks Related Resources For Local AHJ’s From Prevent Blindness Ohio

Prevent Blindness Ohio is providing free resources to assist local fire officials with regard to Ohio’s recently revised laws related to fireworks. Please click on the link for additional information.


Consumer Fireworks Information

PDF copy of the information presented at the April Membership and Educational meeting.


Universal Security Instruments Recalls Combination Alarms

Combination smoke and CO alarms were recalled due to possible failure to alert occupants of high CO levels. Click on the CPSC link for additional information:



Two questions. Is National Fire Safety still in business? And, does anyone know of a company that can service and program Gamewell FACP?


Best Smoke and CO Alarms of 2022

Consumer Reports has rated the best smoke and CO alarms for the upcoming year. Click on the link to read the full article.


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