Join NEOFPA!

To join or renew your membership, download and submit this form:

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.

A nonprofit organization of dedicated professionals devoted to

Fire Prevention through Education and Code Enforcement

News

Fire Alarm Update In An A2

Can anyone point me to a code that would require smoke detectors in an older A2 with an occupant load over 300. We are requiring a fire alarm system be installed in well known party center in our community. The owner is obstinate about smoke detectors not being installed in the building side that is…

Read More...

Internet Phone Service & Fire Alarm Monitoring

Has anyone addressed any issues with cable service providers providing internet phone service to business customers and not assuring the fire alarm system is still monitored and/or has the second phone line in place?   A/C Wayne Johnson Shaker Heights FD [email protected] (216)491-1205

Read More...

Fire Protection Service Personnel Registration

Does anyone have an ordinance on the books requiring Fire Protection Service Personnel to be registered as contractors with the City prior to performing any work on any Fire Protection Equipment including annual testing and maintenance? Avon requires registration for installation only and I would like to expand the registration requirement due to increasing frequency…

Read More...

Manual Pull Station Failures

BG 10 Manual Pull Stations were sold under various names but manufactured by Honeywell. There have been some recent problems with them and a repair solution is available. This link brings you to a repair for problems with the BG 10 Manual Stations: www.PullStationSafety.com Frank Frizell [email protected] (216)261-9200

Read More...

Secondary Water Supply for Sprinkler System

Our old Chevy plant prop shaft bldg. is over half million sq.ft.  GM sold it & it is currently being used as a storage & distribution facility.  It is fully sprinklered & had a secondary water source from the existing GM Stamping plant which is directly next door.  This secondary water source was discontinued when…

Read More...

WEWS: What to look for when choosing a smoke alarm

When you walk down the smoke alarm aisle, there are lots of claims that catch your eye. In big bold letters the packaging says long-life battery, tamperproof and maximum protection. Our 5 On Your Side consumer investigation found it’s the fine print you really need to pay attention to when buying a detector. If you…

Read More...

WEWS: Results of smoke alarm test have some experts sounding an alarm

Smoke alarms save lives, but some argue they’re not saving enough people. A 5 On Your Side Consumer investigation found some alarms sound nine times faster than others. Which one do you have in your home? 911 calls for help are going out, but people are not making it out alive. In November, two people…

Read More...

Governor Signs Arson Registry Bill

Written by – Carl Burnett Jr. – CentralOhio.com   COLUMBUS — Governor John Kasich signed legislation Thursday that would authorize the creation of a statewide arson registry. The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 291, which represents Lancaster firefighters, proposed the idea a few years ago to Sen. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, fire inspector Jason Coy…

Read More...

Above Ground Storage

We are in the process of rewriting our existing ordinances regarding above ground storage of Flammable/Combustible Liquids, LPG, CNG and Hazardous Materials. Does anyone have language regarding this already in place? Thank you, Tim Golay, Assistant Chief Avon Fire Fept. [email protected] (440)934-1222

Read More...

Fire Inspector Continuing Education

On your FSI expiration date, you will need 30 hours of continuing education. Continuing education hours may be completed in any of the following topics: The theory of fire code enforcement. Enforcement of fire codes. Life safety system of building and uses. The safe use and maintenance of facilities, building, and uses which are subject…

Read More...

Meetings, Seminars, Workshops, & CE