• The SFM has filed an errata package with the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Office to correct filing and typographical errors in specific rules. OFC paragraphs 320 (regarding mobile food units) and 906.1 (regarding portable fire extinguishers) are also being amended.
  • To view a red-lined copy of the rules being amended, please click here.
  • To view a chart outlining the changes being made, please click the following link: Chart of Changes.
  • To view the Business Impact Analysis associated with this rule package, please click the following link: BIA
  • To submit a comment on any of the proposed changes you must submit them to CSI (csipubliccomments@governor.ohio.gov) AND TO the SFM (OhioFireCode@com.state.oh.us) no later than the close of business on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
  • It is anticipated that the rules will be filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) in mid- to late-October. Please check back often for updates on JCARR filing and associated hearings/meetings.

2017 Ohio Fire Code Publications

2017 Ohio Fire Code Training

The State Fire Marshal hosted live training courses throughout the state in March and April 2018. The training focused on new code enforcement processes, updated special provisions of the OFC and important national model code changes that have been incorporated into the new 2017 Ohio Fire Code.

The information that was presented at those live training sessions has been converted into free online training modules that are hosted on the Ohio Fire Academy’s 24/7 platform. The 6 online modules meet the requirement for fire inspector continuing education and provide an overview of the changes from the previous Ohio Fire Code. To log in and access the training, please click on the following link:


If you do not have a login, please click on the "New User" button and register for a free account. Registration instructions can be found here .

NOTE: The charts and documents referenced in the modules can be found below, or can be downloaded from the 24/7 courses by clicking on the blue "Course Library" tab at the top right of the module page.