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The Origin and Cause Fire Investigation Report for Fernway School

Hot Work Permit

Contractors performing hot work in the City of Shaker Heights are required to obtain a Hot Work Permit. Hot work is a process that can cause a fire when flammable material is present. Examples of hot work include welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, torch work, and grinding.

To Apply for a Hot Work Permit:

  • Download the Hot Work Permit application.

  • Return your completed application form and the $25 fee to the Shaker Heights Fire Department—Fire Prevention Bureau at 17000 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120.

    Contractors may also email a completed, scanned permit application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Credit card, check, and cash payment accepted. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

  • After submitting the Hot Work Permit application, contractors should call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 216-491-1215 to schedule a hot work inspection. During this inspection, the fire inspector will ensure the work site complies with required safety guidelines. View these guidelines on the Welding, Cutting, and Hot Work Permit Checklist and Torches, Asphalt Kettles & Associated Propane Use Permit Checklist.

  • Contractors successfully passing the inspection will receive the Hot Work Permit and may begin work. Contractors not passing the inspection may correct the violations and request a re-inspection.

Please call 216-491-1215 with questions about the Hot Work Permit.

The cities of Shaker Heights and University Heights are exploring the feasibility of combining some fire services. Consultants hired through a grant from The Cleveland Foundation held a public input session in May at which the project's scope and analytic process were presented. Read the Final Report.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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