This board hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Fire Chief or any Municipal Fire Safety Inspector relative to the application and interpretation of the Fire Prevention Code. This is a five-member board whose term shall coincide with such member’s term on the Housing Renewal Commission. For more information concerning the duties of the Fire Code Board of Appeals please view the official charge here.

Meeting Times

Please refer to the City of Oberlin Calendar of Events for official dates.

Contact Us

For more information please contact Fire Code Board of Appeals Secretary, Chris Yates at 440- 775-7251.


Name Term
Robert Hanmer, Fire ChiefUnlimited
Alexander Kosman01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
Alan Campbell01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024
Susan Hiesser01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026
Gerard Findlan01/01/2023 - 12/31/2025
James Cunningham01/01/2024 - 12/31/2026

A complete membership roster for all City of Oberlin boards and commissions can be found here.

Important Documents

Minutes & Agendas

Ohio Sunshine Laws


Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office