Fire News: Ohio Towns Give Fire Self-Inspection Mixed Reviews

03/28/2013
Ohio communities that have tried self-inspection programs for fire inspections, have differing conclusions about their program's success, reports cleveland.com. Sandusky tried a self-inspection program in 2006 for small businesses several years ago, but eventually abandoned the program. That city has returned to sending fire department inspectors to do the work. Bay Village Fire Chief Chris Lyons is proposing a self-inspection program after the city eliminated funding last year for a full-time fire prevention and safety officer. Lyons pointed out that other communities have adopted self-inspection programs, naming Sandusky as one of them. Under Sandusky's program, the fire department cont...

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