[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Red Bank by Ord. No. 14-85 (Ch. XVI of the 1987 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 in the Borough of Red Bank, County of Monmouth, New Jersey.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
Office of the Red Bank Fire Marshal to enforce:
[Amended by Ord. No. 2005-7]
The Office of the Red Bank Fire Marshal 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 Red Bank, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
The Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code, as adopted by the State of New Jersey, are automatically in effect in all municipalities and need not be specifically adopted by the Borough of Red Bank, County of Monmouth, New Jersey.
The Fire Marshal shall serve as the Fire Official.
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection C, which stated that the Fire Marshal’s previous duties were not eliminated by the adoption of this chapter, was repealed 12-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-42. This ordinance also redesignated Subsection D as Subsection C.
The Office of the Fire Marshal, established as the local enforcing agency by § 361-2 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 the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
[Amended 12-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-42]
The Office of the Red Bank Fire Marshal established as the local enforcing agency under § 361-2 of this chapter and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Borough Administrator.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2005-7]
Appointment of Fire Official.
The local enforcing agency designated under § 361-2 of this chapter as the Office of the Fire Marshal shall be under the direct supervision of the Fire Marshal, who shall be licensed as a Fire Subcode Official pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act (P.L. 1975, C. 217) and shall be the Fire Official appointed pursuant to the State Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, C. 383).
The Fire Marshal and other employees in the local enforcing agency shall be required to obtain the required certifications to enforce the Uniform Fire Code from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Terms of office.
The Fire Marshal shall serve for a term of four years. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
Removal from office. The Fire Marshal in his or her capacity under this chapter may be removed from office under the provisions of the Policies and Procedures Manual of the Borough of Red Bank, adopted June 9, 1982.
[Amended 2-13-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-01]
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by any order of the Office of Fire Marshal shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Monmouth, New Jersey.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208, respectively.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2005-7; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-51; 12-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-42; 2-13-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-04; 10-23-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-67]
In addition to the inspections and fees required pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383) and the regulations promulgated thereof, the following additional registration and/or inspection fees shall be required for all premises except life hazard uses as defined in Subchapter 2 of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.4 et seq.). All inspections shall be conducted at least once every three years, unless otherwise specified. Measurements shall be the exterior of the building, and shall include the total square footage of all occupied areas on all floors.
Factories, assembly plants, wood and metal work shops, and other operations employing machinery or processes, shall be inspected annually with a fee schedule as follows:
The minimum registration and/or inspection fee for any required or requested inspection, unless specifically modified herein, shall be $50.
Fire suppression costs. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.17(a) et seq., and/or where the Fire Marshal determines that a "fire watch" or "Fire Department Standby" is necessary for the protection of the public, the cost of such fire suppression, "fire watch" or Fire Department standby activities shall be determined as follows:
Apparatus: $75 per hour/each vehicle.
Manpower: $35 per hour per firefighter.
[Amended 6-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-6]
Extinguishing agent: actual replacement cost of agent expended.
Broken tools, equipment: cost of replacement.
Breathing air: $15 per bottle.
Other costs: actual costs incurred.
Special events. When determined by the Fire Marshal to be necessary for the purpose of public safety to have a Fire Inspector present during special events, the owner, operator, organizer, sponsor, person, or organization responsible for said event shall pay the cost of said inspector for the duration of the event.
Certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance (CSDCMAC). 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 CSDCMAC received more than 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $100;
Requests for a CSDCMAC received four to 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $125; and
Requests for a CSDCMAC received fewer than four business days prior to change of occupant: $150.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2005-7]
The annual registration fee for life hazard uses shall be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(a) et seq.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2005-7; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-51; 6-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-6; 9-28-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-19]
The following technical amendments refer to local amendments, deletions or changes to Subchapter 3, State Fire Prevention Code, including all subsequent revisions and amendments thereto adopted as the State Fire Prevention Code under N.J.A.C. 5:710-2.8(a).