The 2007 Ohio Fire Code is a fully integrated custom code based on the 2006 International Fire Code. It comes in a loose-leaf format with a custom binder.
The 2007 Ohio Fire Code contains the Ohio Administrative Code Rules that comprise the Ohio Fire Code. These administrative rules became effective on July 1, 2007. The Ohio Fire Code is a code of statewide applicability that consists of rules relating to all aspects of fire safety and other matters regulated by the State Fire Marshal's Office of Ohio. The Ohio Fire Code establishes the minimum standards for safeguarding life and property from fire and explosion in Ohio. In promulgating the Ohio Fire Code, the State Fire Marshal of Ohio, per Ohio Revised Code Section 3737.82, must include rules relating to the movable contents of any building, or class of building; the transportation, storage, location, and use of flammable and explosive materials; the procedures to be employed by persons in the event of fire; the installation and location of fire protection equipment; rules applicable to particular classes of existing buildings or structures as the use and occupancy of such buildings or structures suggest are necessary; and other similar matters. The Ohio Fire Code as promulgated is enforceable by the State Fire Marshal, Assistant State Fire Marshals and/or certified fire safety inspectors working for a duly constituted municipal or township fire department in Ohio.
The Ohio Fire Code is based on the 2006 International Fire Code, as amended by the State Fire Marshal of Ohio. The Ohio Fire Code is designed to be compatible with the portions of the Ohio Building Code that are based on the 2006 International Building Code. The Ohio Fire Code is also compatible with all of the other International Codes published by the International Code Council, many of which have been specifically adopted for use in Ohio. As the Ohio Fire Code is based on the 2006 International Fire Code, and it is enforceable by local fire officials, it also encourages statewide consistency in the application of its provisions.