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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

11 News Pittsburgh Story: Some Smoke Detectors May Not Be Doing Their Job

11 News WPXI Pittsburgh puts smoke alarms to the test and finds results consistent with the tests conducted by my friends at North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association and others across the country. Ionization smoke alarms are sounding tens of minutes later that photoelectric alarms! They also explain how to tell the difference so you…

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Kidde Recalls 4.6 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Kudos to Elyria Fire Department who identified a problem with one of these recalled extinguishers and notified Kidde and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This, along with other complaints, led to the recall. Recall Summary: Name of Product: Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers. Hazard: A faulty valve component can cause the disposable…

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Change.org Petition for Warning Label on Ionization Smoke Alarms

Fathers for Fire Safety c0-founder Dean Dennis has established a petition on change.org that would require warning labels on ionization smoke alarms. Hi friends! Please help Dean, NEOFPA and I demand that the Consumer Product Safety Commission mandate warning labels on ionization smoke alarms that would read: “The National Institute of Standards and Technology has tested smoke…

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“60 Minutes Australia” Investigation On Smoke Alarms

As this 60 Minutes special investigation reveals, Australia’s most popular fire alarm, (and America’s also) the one that is likely fitted in your home, is unlikely to save you. Watch the investigation series HERE

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NewsNet5 Airs Investigative Story on the Failures of Ionization Smoke Alarms

North Eastern Ohio Fire Prevention Association assisted Investigative Reporter Ron Regan and Sarah Buduson from WEWS Newsnet5 in this three part story on the inadequacies of ionization smoke alarms. Nice job Ron, Sarah and NewsNet5! Watch the three stories: Part One, Part Two, Part Three

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Sprinkler Heads Above Drop Ceiling

I have a building that has a sprinkler system but the heads are above the ceiling tiles in the offices. Has anyone come across this? I’m looking for some cost effective ways or suggestions to remedy this issue for the building owner. Is there a specific OFC I can reference for this? Thanks. Michael Suhy…

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Propane Cylinder Ruptures Killing 2, Injuring 11. Review Proper Handling/Use

 U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration  TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: On July 1, 2014, a large propane cylinder on a mobile food truck in Philadelphia, PA, ruptured catastrophically. The ensuing fire resulted in two deaths and 11 injuries. In light of this serious incident, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety…

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Kitchen Hood Suppression System Semi-Annuals

Does your FPB follow up on semi-annual hood test inspections, & if so how? Richard Ciarrone Parma FD 440-885-1217 [email protected]

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NEOFPA Launches “Fail Safe” Photoelectric Smoke Alarm Campaign

NEOFPA is launching a new banner campaign to increase public awareness and to promote the use of photoelectric smoke alarms and will be providing free 4’X8′ banners to member organizations to display in their jurisdictions and properties. The banner is seen at right (click for larger version). The banner text refers to two of the many…

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Aboveground Storage Tanks

Do any of your jurisdictions have a codified ordinance that is more stringent than the Ohio Fire Code section 2206 regarding aboveground fuel storage tanks? (OFC: Aboveground fuel storage tank capacity shall not exceed 12,000 gallons for an individual tank.) Thanks, Joe Eisenhuth Solon Fire Dept. [email protected] 440-337-1482  

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