[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport 6-19-1985; amended in its entirety 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-7. The 1985 ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 93, Fire Prevention and Life Safety, adopted as follows: Art. I, 1-21-1981, as amended; Art. II, 2-2-1983. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Department — See Ch. 20.
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383), the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be enforced locally within the established limits of the Borough of Longport.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
The local enforcing agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Prevention, which is hereby created in the Department of Public Safety.
The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the Borough of Longport, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
The local enforcing agency established by § 93-2 of this chapter shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
The local enforcing agency established by § 93-2 of this chapter shall be a part of the Department of Public Safety and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Fire Official, who shall report to the Director of Public Safety.
Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Director of Public Safety upon the recommendation of the Fire Official.
The Fire Official, inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Director of Public Safety for inefficiency and misconduct. Each inspector, employee or Fire Official to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the appointing authority or a designated hearing officer.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Atlantic County.
The fees required for firesafety permits, inspections and other services are as set forth in the Uniform Fire Safety Code and regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, N.J.A.C. 5:18 et seq., as amended from time to time. The Uniform Fire Code and said regulations are incorporated herein by reference. The higher fee shall apply in the event that different fees are set for the same purpose. Fire and safety inspections shall be performed at least once per year or more often if deemed necessary by the Fire Official. The Borough of Longport shall be exempt from paying any fees.
The standards of the Uniform Fire Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder, as amended from time to time, are incorporated herein by reference and shall constitute the minimum standards in the Borough of Longport.
When access to or within a structure or an area is unduly difficult because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for life-saving or fire-fighting purposes, the Fire Official may require a key box to be installed in an accessible location. The key box shall be of a type approved by the Fire Official and shall contain keys to gain necessary access as required by the Fire Official.