Township of Evesham, NJ
Burlington County
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The Fire Chief, or duly authorized representatives, as may be in charge at the scene of a fire or other emergency involving the protection of life and/or property is empowered to direct such operations as may be necessary to extinguish or control any suspected or reported fires, gas leaks or other hazardous conditions or situations, provide emergency medical care or take any other action necessary in the reasonable performance of his duty. The Fire Chief may prohibit any person, vehicle or object from approaching the scene and may remove or cause to removed from the scene any person, vehicle or object which may impede or interfere with the operations of the Fire Department. The Fire Chief may remove or cause to be removed any person, vehicle or object from hazardous areas. All persons ordered to leave a hazardous area shall do so immediately and shall not reenter the area until authorized to do so by the Fire Chief.
It shall be unlawful to interfere with, attempt to interfere with, conspire to interfere with, obstruct or restrict the mobility of or block the path of travel of any Fire Department emergency vehicle in any way, or to interfere with, attempt to interfere with, conspire to interfere with, obstruct or hamper any Fire Department operation.
A person shall not willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of the Fire Official or Fire Chief or to interfere with the compliance attempts of another individual.
A vehicle shall not be driven or propelled over any unprotected fire hose of the Fire Department when laid down on any street, alleyway, private drive or any other vehicular roadway without the consent of the Fire Chief in command of said operation.
A person shall not, without proper authorization from the Fire Chief in charge of said Fire Department emergency equipment, cling to, attach himself to, climb upon or into, board or swing upon any Fire Department emergency vehicle, whether the same is in motion or at rest, or sound the siren, horn, bell or other sound-producing device thereon, or manipulate or tamper with or attempt to manipulate or tamper with any levers, valves, switches, starting devices, brakes, pumps or any equipment or protective clothing on or a part of any Fire Department emergency vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for any person to damage or deface or attempt or conspire to damage or deface any Fire Department emergency vehicle at any time or to injure or attempt to injure or conspire to injure Fire Department personnel while performing departmental duties.
It shall be unlawful to obscure from view, damage, deface, obstruct or restrict the access to any fire hydrant or any Fire Department connection for the pressurization of fire-suppression systems, including fire hydrants and Fire Department connections that are located on public or private streets and access lanes or on private property.
A person shall not use or operate any fire hydrant intended for use of the Fire Official for fire-suppression purposes unless such person first secures a permit for such use from the Fire Official and the water company having jurisdiction. This section shall not apply to the use of such hydrants by a person employed by and authorized to make such use by the water company having jurisdiction.
The Fire Official shall recommend to the Director of the Municipal Utility Authority or his designee the location or relocation of new or existing fire hydrants and the replacement or replacement of inadequate water mains located upon public property and deemed necessary to provide an adequate fire flow and distribution pattern. A fire hydrant shall not be placed into or removed from service until approved by the Fire Official.
A person shall not sell, trade, loan or give away any form, type or kind of fire extinguisher which is not approved by the Fire Official or which is not in proper working order or the contents of which do not meet the requirements of the Fire Official. The requirements of this section shall not apply to the sale, trade or exchange of obsolete or damaged equipment for junk when said units are permanently disfigured or marked with a permanent sign identifying the unit as junk.
A person or persons shall not erect, construct, place or maintain any bumps, fences, gates, chains, bars, pipes, wood or metal horses or any other type of obstruction in or on any street within the boundaries of the municipality unless approved by the Fire Official.
Smoke detectors for one- and two-family dwellings; carbon monoxide detectors. R-3 and R-4 dwellings shall be installed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19. Inspection fee shall be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 2.9(d)
The application fee for a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance (CSDCMAC), as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3, shall be based upon the amount of time remaining before the change of occupant is expected, as follows:
Requests for a CSDCMAC received more than 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $50;
[Amended 6-23-2009 by Ord. No. 8-6-2009]
Requests for a CSDCMAC received four to 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $85;
[Amended 6-23-2009 by Ord. No. 8-6-2009]
Requests for a CSDCMAC received fewer than four business days or less prior to the change of occupant: $125;
[Amended 6-23-2009 by Ord. No. 8-6-2009]
A fee of $35 shall be assessed for the second required reinspection or greater. There shall be no additional fee charged for the first reinspection.
Apartment units not owner-occupied shall be inspected prior to be occupied by every new tenant. The same fee as specified in Subsection A above shall be utilized for apartment inspections.
Residential structures to have portable fire extinguishers (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-198.1). Each structure, other than a seasonal rental unit, shall also be equipped with at least one portable fire extinguisher in conformance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Community Affairs pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L. 1968, c. 410 (N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq.). For the purposes of this section, "portable fire extinguisher" means an operable portable device, carried and operated by hand, containing an extinguishing agent that can be expelled under pressure for the purpose of suppressing or extinguishing fire, and which is: 1) rated for residential use, consisting of an ABC type; 2) no larger than a ten-pound-rated extinguisher; and 3) mounted within 10 feet of the kitchen area, unless otherwise permitted by the enforcing agency. "Seasonal rental unit" means a dwelling unit rented for a term of not more than 125 consecutive days for residential purposes by a person having a permanent residence elsewhere, but shall not include use or rental of living quarters by migrant, temporary or seasonal workers in connection with any work or place where work is being performed.
Fire apparatus and ambulance units will require staffing of no less than two fire fighters and one officer per fire apparatus or no more than three fire fighters and one officer, at the discretion of the Fire Chief. Ambulance units will require staffing of no less than one EMT and one officer or a maximum of two EMTs and an officer, at the discretion of the Fire Chief. Whenever three or more of any type of fire units are to be used in coordination, a chief officer will be required to accompany the assignment.
The following fee shall be charged for each hour of use. All fees shall be based on departure and return to the station to which the apparatus is assigned.
(per hour)
Fire apparatus
Chief officer
Line officer
Fire fighter
Such fees shall only be applied for those uses of services outside of the normal scope of duties of the Fire Department or upon determination that use of the Fire Department resources was required due to gross deliberate negligent or willful criminal conduct.