3737.14 Right of entry.

(A) The fire marshal, any assistant fire marshal, the chief of the fire department of each municipal corporation where a fire department is established, the chief of the fire department in each township where a fire department is established, and such members of any such departments as may be designated by such chief, the fire prevention officer of a municipal corporation where no fire department exists, or the fire prevention officer of a township where no fire department is established, at all reasonable hours, may enter into all buildings and upon all premises and vehicles within their jurisdiction for the purpose of examination.

(B) No building that contains asbestos shall be burned for the purpose of instruction in the methods of fire fighting or research in the control of fires.

(C) Notwithstanding section 3745.11 of the Revised Code, the notification fee established under division (G) of that section does not apply to a notification made in accordance with division (D) of this section that involves a building, formerly in use as a residence, that contains four or less dwelling units, has an overall floor area of less than ten thousand square feet, and is used by a volunteer fire department for the purpose of instruction in the methods of fire fighting or research in the control of fires.

(D) The chief of any volunteer fire department or his designee shall notify the environmental protection agency, in writing, of any scheduled burning of a building, as described in division (C) of this section, that is being used for the purpose of instruction in the methods of fire fighting or research in the control of fires.

Cite as R.C. § 3737.14

History. Effective Date: 09-29-1994