3737.01 Fire marshal - fire safety definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Assistant fire marshal" means any person who is employed by the fire marshal and who carries out specific duties assigned by the fire marshal, including, but not limited to, enforcement of Chapters 3731., 3737., and 3743. of the Revised Code, fire inspection, fire code enforcement, fire investigation, fire prevention, or the regulation of underground storage tank systems as defined in section 3737.87 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Consumer goods" means any item sold, leased, or rented primarily for personal or household use.

(C) "Fire agency" means any state or local fire service or agency whose function is to examine the property of another person for the purpose of identifying fire safety hazards.

(D) "Fire safety inspector" means any person who is a member of the civil service, as defined in section 124.01 of the Revised Code, or who is employed by or voluntarily serves a village or township, and who examines the property of another person for the purpose of identifying fire safety hazards.

(E) "Person," in addition to the meaning in section 1.59 of the Revised Code, means the state and any political subdivision of the state, and any other entity, public or private.

(F) "Responsible person" means the person responsible for compliance with the state fire code, including, but not limited to, the owner, lessee, agent, operator, or occupant of a building, premises, or vehicle.

Effective Date: 03-19-2003