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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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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…

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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…

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Meat Smokers

I need some info on those meat smokers that people sometimes in thier yards. Clearance? Fuel? Regulations? Richard Ciarrone, Fire Inspector [email protected] (440)885-1217

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Fire Trace Suppression Systems

I am looking for information on the Fire Trace Clean Agent Suppression Systems. In our city we have a business that is looking to place this suppression system on 45 CNC type machines that are cutting titanium. My question is- Do these machines have to be tied into the building fire alarm system or can…

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Temporary Trailers

I am looking for information on temporary construction trailers and where ther fall in Use and Occupancy Classification. Business owner wants to know if they need a sprinkler system installed in this trailer that will be used to house 4-6 office people for about a year. Steven Harris  Cuyahoga Ht’s. FD [email protected] (216)570-4686

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Blazemaster CPVC Sprinkler Pipe

Has anyone had any issues with Blazemaster CPVC Sprinkler Pipe in their cities? We have a facility in our city that used Blazemaster that is only 2 years old and we have had 4 known leaks, 3 in the last two months. Todd Ayers Highland Heights FD

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Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

I am looking for information on how addressable fire alarm systems have to be dispatched from the central alarm stations. If you have an addressable system does the central monitoring station have to dispatch it as point specific or are they allowed to dispatch a “general” fire alarm? NFPA 72 Section 23.14 deals with Off-Premises…

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Grease Lock Filters & Suppression Systems

Tyco has issued a letter regarding the use of Grease Lock Filters with some of their hood fire suppression systems. Some systems have been approved for use with these filters. Download Tyco’s letter here:  

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It’s Renewal Time For 2019!

2019 Membership Form Annual Dues Annual Dues for 2019 are $100 (As voted for by the membership on 11-5-12) and need to be in by April 1, 2019.Please renew as soon as possible to continue enjoying all the member benefits! Annual All-Inclusive Single Membership Dues for an All-Inclusive Single Membership shall be one hundred eighty dollars ($180) per annum,…

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Modification to OFC to I-2 Occupancies for Hand Sanitizers

The State Fire Marshal has issued a modification of the Ohio Fire Code to all hospitals that are members of the Ohio Hospital Association regarding the use of alcohol based hand sanitizers in corridors of I-2 occupancies. Full details can be found in this memorandum: 

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