[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach 4-20-1990 by Ord. No. 90-11C. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 64.
There is hereby adopted by the Board of Commissioners for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion the Uniform Fire Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., and regulations promulgated thereunder known as the "New Jersey Uniform Fire Code"), N.J.A.C. 5:18A-1.1 et seq., and Regulations for Fire Code Enforcement (N.J.A.C. 5:18A-1.1 et seq.), save and except for such portions as may hereafter be deleted, modified or amended as permitted by law. The said Act and regulations promulgated thereunder are hereby adopted and incorporated in this chapter as if set forth herein in their entirety.
The Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383; N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.) was enacted for the purpose of establishing a system for the enforcement of minimum fire safety standards throughout the State of New Jersey, and that Act authorizes municipalities to provide for local enforcement and to establish local enforcement agencies for that purpose.
It is in the best interest of the municipality to have the Uniform Fire Safety Act enforced locally, and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202, municipalities are empowered to designate the Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety as the Local Enforcing Agency.
Agency designation. The Local Enforcing Agency shall be the Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety under the supervision of the Ocean County Fire Marshal.
Duties. The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety 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 municipality, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
Life hazard uses. The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code.
Organization. The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall be in the office of the Ocean County Fire Marshal and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Ocean County Fire Marshal who shall serve as the Fire Official. The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall consist of said Fire Official and such other inspectors and employees as may be necessary to enforce said Code, being appointed by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders pursuant to the procedures set forth herein.
Fire Official. The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall be under the supervision of the Ocean County Fire Marshal who shall be appointed by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary for the Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety to properly carry out its responsibilities shall be appointed by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Pursuant to Section 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by a ruling, action, notice or order of the Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall have the right of appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Ocean.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208.