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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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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

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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]

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Clothing Ignition from Clothes Dryer

We had a fire that involved clothing that was recently removed from a clothes dryer and was sprayed with “Axe” body spray. An article in ‘Hot Issues’ Juvenile Firesetter periodical indicated that some kids (teens) were using this body spray to create torches. The spray contains butane. I’m looking for information on the likelihood of…

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Outside Cooking Legislation

Our Fire Prevention bureau is considering legislation requiring bars and restaurants to take out a permit to cook outside the building if they are using commercial sized grills, BBQs and smokers. Does anyone control this activity in their city? Do you have any suggestions on handling this type of situation? Your input on this mater…

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