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Fire Prevention


  Fire Official

Connor McGuinness
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To Schedule an Inspection
973-625-8300  ext. 257
973-625-9278  Fax
Office Hours
8-4 Wed., Thurs., Fri.

Fire Inspector

Rick Egbert
 

 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives!!!!!!! 

Smoke Detector Inspections are good for 6 months

HAVE YOU CHANGED THE BATTERIES IN YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS ?

Annual inspections by the fire official are performed to assess and mitigate potential fire- and life-safety hazards in buildings. Most municipalities provide you with a written report of any corrections that are necessary. These inspections vary in type and frequency, depending on the jurisdiction, city, and state. How the fire inspectors perform these inspections also varies dramatically from area to area.

Training and experience of the inspector also impacts the inspection process, and can negatively or positively influence your inspection. Most inspectors have a boss, so feel free to ask for a second opinion if you're not comfortable with your fire inspector. Different types of occupancies may have different requirements. The processes or products used in a building may also require different systems or protection. If the building is a special use, such as a high-rise, there are additional code requirements.

While many people look at the fire- and life-safety inspection process negatively, these inspections benefit the building/business owners, as well as those who use the building, by offering:

    • A safer working/living environment for employees/residents.
    • A safer building for unfamiliar occupants (visitors, shoppers, clients, etc.).
    • Business and job security. Up to 80 percent of all small businesses that experience a large fire never reopen; this not only affects the building/business owner, but also results in the loss of jobs. Of the businesses that do reopen, many lose much of their customer base due to prolonged absence of production or service.
    • A better-maintained building for improved resale value. It is commonplace for buyers to hire a company to inspect the building prior to purchase to identify potential hidden costs related to fire and life safety.
  • A possible reduction in insurance premiums. Some items may be required by both the fire department and your insurance carrier, such as annual fire-sprinkler and fire-alarm inspections verifying proper system maintenance. Many insurance carriers give businesses premium reductions for properly installed and maintained fire-protection systems.

 

Resources:

Application Form For CCO Inspections

SMOKE DETECTOR REQUIREMENTS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME

MORRIS COUNTY FIRE PREVENTION ASSOCIATION

NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF FIRE AND SAFETY

Denville Fire Department

Knox Box Program
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