|Fire Prevention Clerk:
198 North Washington Avenue
|Fire Inspector Phone:
|Fire Prevention Clerk Phone:
|Monday - Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM
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Duties and Responsibilities of the Fire Prevention Bureau:
It shall be the responsibility of the Bergenfield Fire Prevention Bureau in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:71-2.2 to enforce the provisions of the New Jersey State Uniform Fire Code. Periodic inspections of all premises, except owner-occupied Use Group R-3 and R-4 structures used exclusively for dwelling purposes. These inspections shall be made in accordance with the schedule contained in this Code, when required under any cyclical inspection program, and as often as may be necessary for the purpose of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fire, contribute to the spread of fire, interfere with fire operations, or endanger life, or any conditions constituting violations of the provisions or intent of this Code or a locally adopted amendment. Except in the case of cyclical inspection programs or other good cause, inspections shall not include occupied dwelling units.
Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this Code, or whenever the fire official or his or her authorized representative has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any or upon any premises any condition which makes such building or premises unsafe, the fire official or his or her authorized representative may enter such premises, at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon the fire official by this code, provided that if such premises be occupied, he or she shall first present proper credentials and demand entry; and if such premises be unoccupied, he or she shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons having charge or control of the premises and demand entry.
No owner or occupant or any other persons having charge, care or control of any premises shall fail or neglect, after proper request is made as herein provided, to promptly permit entry therein by the fire official or his or her authorized representative for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this Code. if the owner or occupant denies entry, the fire official or his or her authorized representative shall obtain a proper warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry.