[1967 Code § 17-1]
Preamble. The Uniform Fire Safety Act, 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. N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202 authorizes municipalities to provide for local enforcement and to establish local enforcement agencies for that purpose. It is hereby determined that it is in the best interests of the Borough to have the Act enforced locally and the Fire Department has agreed to the plan which is set forth herein for the administration and enforcement of the Act.
[1967 Code § 17-2.1]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202, the Uniform Fire Safety Act shall be locally enforced within the Borough.
[1967 Code § 17-2.2]
The local enforcing agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
[1967 Code § 17-2.3]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act, the codes and regulations adopted under the authority thereof, the Uniform Fire Code, and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the Borough 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.
[1967 Code § 17-2.4]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention established as the local enforcing agency shall carry out the periodic inspection of non-life hazard uses as required by the Uniform Fire Code.
[1967 Code § 17-2.5; Ord. No. 07-03]
The head of the local enforcing agency established by Subsection 18-2.2, shall be a Fire Marshal who shall be responsible for the administration, control and management of the work of the agency, and who shall directly supervise all subordinate officials and employees thereof. The Fire Marshal shall report to the Borough Administrator or such other official as the Borough Administrator shall designate.
[1967 Code § 17-2.6; Ord. No. 07-03]
Appointment of fire marshal. The Fire Marshal shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council for a term of four years and until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the term of the Fire Marshal shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term.
Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Fire Marshal.
Removal from office. The Fire Marshal, inspectors and other employees of the local enforcing agency shall be subject to removal from office or position in accordance with law.
[1967 Code § 17-3]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206b and N.J.S.A. 52:27D-208c, any person aggrieved by any order or action of the local enforcing agency shall, in accordance with law, have the right of appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Somerset.
[1967 Code § 17-4; Ord. No. 07-03]
In addition to the inspection required pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act, the codes and regulations adopted under the authority thereof, the Uniform Fire Code, and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, all buildings or portions thereof except owner occupied one and two family dwellings and life hazard uses shall be inspected by the local enforcing agency, annually or more frequently, as shall be determined necessary by the Fire Marshal.
[1967 Code § 17-5]
The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code are hereby adopted.
[1967 Code § 17-6; Ord. No. 07-03; Ord. No. 2010-25; Ord. No. 2016-06 § 3]
In addition to the registrations required by the Uniform Fire Code, the following nonlife hazard uses shall register with the Bureau of Fire Prevention and shall pay annual fees as set forth below:
Uses not above classified that are subject to the Uniform Fire Code shall be classified as Business/Assembly uses.
Uses required to register with the State of New Jersey as life hazard uses shall not be required to register under this section.
[Amended 7-24-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-15]
[1967 Code § 6-2.14]
No person, company or entity shall park any vehicle or otherwise obstruct any of the areas set forth in Subsection 18-10.3, Schedule of Fire Zones.
[1967 Code § 6-2.15]
The owner of any property designated in Subsection 18-10.3 shall mark the fire lanes described in that schedule by providing signs constructed of metal with raised red letters a minimum of two inches in size on a white background with the words "No Parking Any Time." Spacing of the signs shall be a minimum of one sign for every 100 feet of fire lane or part thereof. The area of fire lane shall be delineated with yellow lines four inches in width which contain a marking indicating "No Parking Any Time" in yellow letters at least 18 inches in height. The inside of the fire lane shall be further marked with diagonal stripped yellow lines four inches in width spaced at intervals of five feet. If a designated fire lane abuts the curb, the curbing shall be yellow in color where it abuts the fire lane.
[1967 Code § 6-2.14; Schedule XV]
No person shall park any vehicle or otherwise obstruct any of the following areas designated as Fire Zones.
[1967 Code § 6-2.16]
It shall be unlawful for any person to obscure from view, damage, obstruct or restrict access within 10 feet of any fire hydrant or any Fire Department connection for pressurization of Fire Department suppression systems including fire hydrants and Fire Department connections located on public, private or other streets and access lanes or on private property.
[1967 Code § 6-2.17]
The Bound Brook Fire Chiefs, Fire Marshal or any Police Officer may enforce subsections 18-10.1 through 18-10.4 by issuing a summons. If the Fire Chief or duly authorized representative or police officer deems it necessary, or any obstructions or encroachments are not removed, the Fire Chief, representative or Police Officer shall be empowered to remove the same. Costs incurred in the performance of the necessary work shall be paid by the owner of the obstruction or his representative. Any individual engaging in official action such as the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal or Police Officer shall not be responsible or liable for any damages due to any obstruction during the removal process performed as part of an official duty.