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Ohio Fire Marshal Issues Clarification on “Sky Lanterns”

  The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a clarification letter on the code requirements of “Sky Lanterns”, also commonly known as “Wish Lanterns”, “Chinese Lanterns”, “Kong Ming Lanterns”, or any other similar devise which is set on fire and released to the atmosphere, allowing the burning object to drift uncontrollably. Per the Ohio…

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A Professional Engineer’s Evaluation of the Smoke Alarm Test as Presented on Good Morning America May 28, 2014

“THE FIRE TEST: Excellent. Conclusive and informative. A major contribution to fire safety.” “THE GMA REPORT ON THE TEST: Timid. Incomplete. Cowardly. Leaves millions of children at risk.” “The firefighters within Ohio did their part in an excellent manner. They ran a fire test program that confirmed that the ionization type so-called smoke detector is…

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ABC’s Good Morning America Investigates Smoke Alarms

“GMA” Investigates conducted two demonstrations showing response times of smoke alarms in very real fire scenarios. When people buy smoke alarms, they may not know that there are two types on the market: the ionization alarm, which is generally faster to detect blazing fires, and photoelectric, which is generally quicker to detect smoldering fires. Ninety…

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Chinese Lanterns

Mayfield Heights has a rather large party center, which is having an event possibly involving deployment of 50 Chinese lanterns.  I am not in favor of allowing these lanterns to be deployed, for obvious reasons.  The Mayor is supporting my decision, but would like to know if any other agency has had any dealings/issues/requests with…

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“Autofry” Deep Frying Units

Does anyone have experience with “Autofry”, counter-top vent-less deep frying units? Thanks, Jerry Cifranic NOFD North Olmsted Fire Department [email protected] (440)777-1220

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Grease Lock Hood Filters

What are these Pre filters I am starting to see in restaurant hood systems. Are they OK? “Ellis fibre” grease lock system.???Grease Lock is a patented disposable grease filte. rwww.greaselock.com Thanks. Jerry Cifranic North Olmsted Fire (440)777-1220 [email protected]  

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Shaker Heights Receives $45,000 FEMA-DHS Grant for Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

The Shaker Heights Fire Department was awarded a $45,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to install 2,500 new photoelectric smoke alarms in the homes of Shaker residents. The total project cost of $50,000 includes a $5,000 match from the City. Citizens were encouraged to register…

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Rental Property Inspection

We have recently had a couple of fires in residential rental properties, single family and multi family dwellings. Does anyone have a city ordinance or rental property inspection program? Mark Crumley, Asst. Chief/Fire Marshal City of Medina Fire Department [email protected] (330)723-5704  

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Wal-Mart Exit Door Motion Sensors

Looking for feed back on Wal-Mart turning off the motion sensor on exit doors at night time. I was told by Wal-Mart that they do this in all super centers that are open late. The doors may still be able to be pulled open or pushed off the tracks to exit in an emergency. Don…

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Inspection Reports On-Line Solution

Anyone have an opinion on this? Inspection Reports Online.net   Richard Ciarrone Parma Fire Dept. (440)885-1217 [email protected]

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