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Fire Prevention through Education and Code Enforcement
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…
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…
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!
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]
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…
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…
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:
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…
Commercial Occupancy Signage
I am trying to research the idea of placing signage on commercial occupancies that have special construction hazards. For example, occupancies that have basements with no visable sign from the outside that there is a basement. The idea was brought to me by my chief as a safety measure for responding firefighters. Does anybody have…
Fire Inspection Fees
Our FPB in Maple Heights witnesses annual inspections of fire alarm systems, and fire suppression systems. Along with these inspections, we charge fees to the company performing the test. Our city council is considering increasing the fees to the following amounts: -Annual fire alarm test: $25 increased to $50 -Annual sprinkler test: $25 to $50…