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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…
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
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
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…
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:
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,…
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:
Counterfeit Buckeye Brand Fire Extinguishers
Counterfeit Buckeye brand fire extinguishers have been found in circulation. Please see the accompanying photos to help you ID a fake Buckeye extinguisher. If any are found contact the Ohio Fire Marshall’s Office.
18,000 Counterfeit Smoke Detectors Recalled
Recently the Atlanta (GA) Fire Rescue Department was forced to recall more than 18,000 smoke alarms after an investigation by the FBI and Underwriters Laboratories found the smoke alarms were counterfeit. Although the Division of State Fire Marshal is not aware of any similar issues in Ohio, we wanted to make certain all fire departments…
Decorative Materials at Prom
The high school has requested to decorate the gym and other areas of the school building for the upcoming prom. They will be using combustible decorative materials and will be restricted under OFC 807.1.2; specifically, materials “meeting the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701…” The bureau’s past interpretation of code has also allowed decorative…