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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 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…

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Emergency Generator Ordinance For Assisted Living/Nursing Facilities

Is there any department that has a local city ordinance that requires assisted living and /or nursing facilities to have an emergency generator? I am also looking for any local ordinance that pertains to these same type of facilities to have standpipes and additional access that is above the required fire code and building code….

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Inspection Fees

I am proposing a new ordinance in Lyndhurst to address inspection fees. I don’t wish to fee businesses just for extra money, but I do want to start charging for things like plan review, acceptance tests, re-inspections, and especially people that show up late for scheduled tests. Anyone have similar ordinances I would be interested…

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Today Show: Popular smoke alarms may go off too late, experts warn

When you buy a smoke detector, you assume it will sound quickly in a fire, giving you plenty of time to escape. But some experts warn that’s not always true. In fact, we found that the most common type of smoke detector — the kind you probably have in your house right now — may…

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Knox Box Locking FDC Caps Maintenance

Does anyone have any type of knox box, locking FDC caps maintenance program in their city? Please contact Rich Ciarrone at Parma FD. [email protected] (440)885-1217 Thank You!

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Pull Stations Being Damaged.

The maintenance dept. at Parmadale Family Services are continually replacing fire alarm pull stations because the kids keep ripping them off the wall even with the cages on them. Any advice? Rich Ciarrone (440)885-1217 [email protected]

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State Fire Marshal Issues Warning of Extreme Fire Danger

STATE FIRE MARSHAL ENCOURAGES EXTRA STEPS FOR A SAFE July 4th CELEBRATION State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers has issued a Warning of Extreme Fire Danger and is urging Ohioans to take extra safety precautions this Independence Day holiday. “Any spark is a danger right now,” says Marshal Flowers. “These hot, dry conditions and the forecasted…

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Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers

UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinklers (Release 12PN-05) NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 15, 2012 – UL is notifying distributors, fire departments, regulatory agencies and authorities having jurisdiction that the Fire Sprinklers identified below bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. Although the sprinkler frame is marked with the word…

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Solar Energy For The Fire Service Resources & Links

Mike Carnahan from Scalo Solar Solutions has provided a resource and link guide for solar energy concerns for the fire service. Download a copy here:

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Events, Tents & Outdoor Fires Checklists

During the summertime seasons many carnivals, fairs, tents and outdoor fires are planned in our communities. We have assembled some checklists to assist you with these duties. Also included is an OBBS review sheet of applicable codes for tents & temporary membrane structures. Please feel free to send us any checklists that you may use and…

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