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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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Routine Inspection Extension

COVID-19 and FSI: I would like to discuss the possibility of extending all routine inspection requirements for 6 months. This would include: Hood, Sprinkler, Alarm, Fire extinguishers. Considering the industry health safety, additional FD needs, and economic issues, this would give everyone some breathing room. I would suggest we focus our energy on maintaining systems…

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Ohio Takes Critical Steps to Deal With COVID-19 Pandemic

Since late last week and over the weekend, Ohio has taken critical steps at the direction of Governor Mike DeWine and the State Dept. of Health in an attempt to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The actions taken include the closing of schools, prohibition of gatherings of 100 persons or more, and the…

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UL Extends Date for Smoke Alarm Manufactures

News Brief: UL Extends Effective Date for Smoke Alarm and Smoke Detector Manufacturers UL announced via a customer bulletin that the effective dates for ANSI/UL 217, Smoke Alarms, 8th Ed. and ANSI/UL 268, Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems, 7th Ed. have been extended to June 30, 2021.   December 4, 2019 UL released a customer bulletin…

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NFSA on Fox and Friends

We wanted to send you an update about this mornings segment on Fox and Friends. If you missed it, you can see it by clicking here! We’ve also posted on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn…please share it to your social media platforms and help us keep the momentum of the message going! A big thank you…

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2019 Water Based Fire Protection Seminar Live Residential Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

On Wednesday October 9th, 2019 NEOFPA in conjunction with the Pipe Fitters Local 120, the Mechanical Contractors, and the Valley View Fire Department hosted a training seminar for fire and building officials featuring a live fire demonstration. The live fire event demonstrates the effectiveness and importance of fire sprinklers in the residential setting. Follow the…

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Tax Incentives for Installing Fire Sprinklers

The current tax laws provide incentives for businesses to install fire sprinklers. Click on the link for more information from the National Fire Sprinkler Association.

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Manufacturers of Smoke Alarms and Smoke Detectors Must Meet New UL 217 and 268 Requirements by May 29th, 2020.

Manufacturers of smoke alarms and smoke detectors must conform to the UL 217, 8th edition and UL 268, 7th edition standards by May 29th, 2020. The new standards, in the works for several years are the product of intense research and testing. Click on the link to read more from UL.

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Online Vendors Selling Unlisted Smoke and CO alarms

On September 24th, the Vision 20/20 organization announced its findings regarding the sale of smoke and CO alarms by Amazon that have not been tested and listed by recognized testing agencies. Please click on the link to view the letter from the organization along with the list of products that were found to be devoid…

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October Water Based Fire Protection Seminar Awarded 5.5 BBS Hours

Our upcoming water-based fire protection seminar scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th at the Pipefitters Local 120 hall has been awarded a total of 5.5 hours of con-ed credit by the Ohio Board of Building Standards. These hours have been approved for the following certification levels: BO, BI, FPI, NRIUI, PI, FPPE, MPE, PPE. Please register…

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Deadline for Scholarship Applications is Approaching

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit applications for our annual scholarship awards is November 1st.  Please log on, access the members tab and download the application, or click on this link:

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