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Suggestions to Certified Fire Alarm Company Regarding Non-compliance or Shoddy Workmanship.
We are looking for suggestions for certified fire alarm companies regarding situations that involve non-compliant or shoddy workmanship at locations. We have been instructed to file a compaint with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, but that would circumvent the local AHJ and I don’t believe that would be taken kindly. In too many cases, the…
Sterno Can Near Open Flames
Section 308.7 of the Ohio Fire Code prohibits open flame devices in Group A occupancies. Although there are three exceptions, this application does not meet any of the exceptions. In the Group A occupancy, is it permitted to use a sterno can with the open flame to warm food on tables that the public has…
Commercial/Industrial False Alarms
Strongsville Fire Prevention is researching departmental responses to fire alarms. We are specifically requesting information regarding: Requirements for locations having fire alarms requiring company personnel to respond to alarms regardless of the time of day Information on whether fire department personnel are allowed to silence and reset alarms in the absence of company personnel Information…
Booth Construction for Fairs, Shows, Trade Shows, etc.
In regards to the construction of booths in public assembly buildings at special events such as trade shows, fairs, home & garden shows, health and safety fairs, etc. – Is all material that is used in the construction of the booth required to meet the flame propagation performance criteria that is containe in the Ohio…
Fire Inspector/Fire Prevention Officer Salaries
We would like to generate a list of salary ranges for area fire inspectors and/or fire prevention officers. Please forward your information to Jim Alunni at [email protected] Thank you in advance: Jim Alunni – Fire Prevention Officer Chagrin Falls FD
Annual and Special Permit Data
Beachwood Fire Prevention Bureau is currently collecting data on Annual Permits and Special Permits. Anyone that does annual and/or special permits please email Dave Skrajner at [email protected] with the types of permits and a permit fee schedule. Thank you in advance for your help: David Skrajner
Identifying a Generator at a Facility
I am looking to adopt a standard for identifying the presence of a generator at a facility or residence at or near the main power disconnect. I have spoken with CEI and they currently have no requirement for labeling. I am proposing a label that would be used to inform responders that an onsite power…
Fire Watch Ordinance
I am interested in communities/cities that have established a Fire Watch ordinance. I have written an ordinance for in the event that we need to use our firefighters on overtime for a Fire Watch (e.g. the city will be reimbursed $50 per man per hour, minimum of two men, by the building owner or building…
Installation of Residential Smoke Detectors
We are interested in updating requirements regarding installation of residential smoke detectors in existing housing. We would like to see ordinances from other communities. Please fax ordinances to Jerry Senger at Ashtabula FD at: (440) 992-2691
Smoke Detector Giveaway Programs
I am looking for input regarding smoke detector giveaway programs in other communities. Specifically, what type of detector technology are you using in your programs? (e.g. Ionization, Photoelectric, or a combination detector) Any comments would be greatly appreciated, please email Lt. Brian Foltz at: [email protected]