Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills by Ord. No. 2000:38. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 80.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 124.
Fire insurance claims — See Ch. 165.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 199.
Smoke and heat detectors — See Ch. 343.
Water — See Ch. 420.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
A. 
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1 et seq., the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.1 et seq., is hereby accepted, adopted and established by reference in the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills. A copy of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code is on file in the office of the Township Clerk and is available to all persons desiring to use and examine same.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIRE INSPECTOR
A person working under the direction of the Fire Official who is certified by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs and appointed or designated to enforce the code by the appointing authority of a local enforcing agency.
FIRE OFFICIAL
A person certified by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs and appointed or designated to direct the enforcement of the Code. This term shall also include "Fire Marshal" where the Fire Official has been appointed pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:71-3.2.
[Amended 9-15-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:34; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
The Joint Board of Fire Commissioners and Joint Board of Fire Chiefs may appoint a representative to serve as a liaison to the Township Fire Districts and the Parsippany Division of Fire Prevention.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 169-2.1, Authority of the Chairman to pay bills, added 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:25, was repealed 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25.
A. 
Local enforcing agency. The Division of Fire Prevention is hereby designated as the local enforcing agency that is authorized to conduct inspections and enforce regulations prescribed by the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., and the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.
[Amended 12-9-2006 by Ord. No. 2006:29; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
(1) 
The purpose of the inspections is to safeguard the health and safety of the general public through the enforcement of minimum fire safety standards throughout the Township.
(2) 
The Division of Fire Prevention shall enforce the Uniform Fire Code in all buildings, structures and premises within the Township, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, except as required within the Uniform Fire Code or any Township ordinance.
(3) 
The Fire Official and Fire Inspectors shall perform their respective jobs and duties according to N.J.A.C. 5:71-3.3 of the Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
Appointments.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
(1) 
The Division of Fire Prevention shall be under the supervision of a fire Official who shall be appointed by the Mayor. The municipality shall also appoint Fire Inspectors and other employees as may be necessary for the Division of Fire Prevention to properly carry out its responsibilities under the Uniform Fire Code. The Fire Official and all Fire Inspectors engaged in the inspection of life-hazard uses shall be certified as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:71-4.
(2) 
The municipality shall appoint legal counsel to assist and represent the Division of Fire Prevention in all matters related to the code. Such legal counsel shall advise the Division and undertake such actions at law as the Fire Official shall deem necessary.
(3) 
Variances. The Fire Official may grant a variance from the technical requirements of this chapter; provided, however, that no variance shall be granted unless it is determined that strict compliance would result in practical difficulty and that the variance, if granted, would not unreasonably jeopardize the safety of the occupants or intended occupants, fire fighters or the public generally. Financial hardship alone shall not be grounds for a variance. In any facility subject to regulation by any state agency, no variance shall be granted except after consultation with that state agency.
C. 
Variances. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.14, the Fire Official may grant a variance from the requirements of the Uniform Fire Code; provided, however, that no variance shall be granted unless it is determined that strict compliance would result in practical difficulty and that the variance, if granted, would not unreasonably jeopardize the safety of the occupants or intended occupants, fire fighters or the public generally. Financial hardship alone shall not be grounds for a variance. In any facility subject to regulation by any state agency, no variance shall be granted except after consultation with that state agency.
D. 
Life-hazard uses. The Division of Fire Prevention shall carry out periodic inspections of life-hazard uses pursuant to the definitions and requirements of the Uniform Fire Code.
A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
EVACUATION PLAN
A diagram of a building or portion thereof, showing the shortest and safest route to the exterior of the building.
EXIT
That portion of a means of egress which is separated from all other spaces of a building or structure by construction or equipment as required to provide a protected way of travel to the exit discharge.
EXIT ACCESS
That portion of a means of egress which leads to an entrance or an exit.
EXIT DISCHARGE
That portion of a means of egress between the termination of an exit and a public way.
EXIT HORIZONTAL
A way of passage from one building to an area of refuge in another building on approximately the same level, or a way of passage through or around a wall or partition to an area of refuge on approximately the same level in the same building, which affords safety from fire or smoke from the area of incidence and areas communicating therewith.
FIRE EXIT DRILL
An established procedure to insure the efficient and safe use of the available exit facilities.
OCCUPANT LOAD
The total number of persons that are permitted to occupy a building, or portion thereof, at any one time.
B. 
Written evacuation plan.
(1) 
The owner, tenant or person having charge of any building subject to this chapter shall submit four copies of an evacuation plan to the Division of Fire Prevention for approval by the Fire Official and the appropriate District Chief.
(2) 
The plan shall comply with the requirements of the Division of Fire Prevention, including but not limited to the following:
(a) 
A depiction of the location of aisles, exit accesses, exits and exit discharges.
(b) 
A depiction of the most direct path to the means of egress (red) and an alternate path (blue) on a white background.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
(3) 
Approved evacuation plans shall be posted in conspicuous locations and shall be distributed to all tenants and building service employees.
(4) 
With respect to motels and hotels, approved evacuation plans shall be posted in each guestroom and area of assembly, and employees shall be instructed in fire exit drill procedures.
(5) 
Fire exit drills should be conducted on an annual basis in all premises regulated herein unless exempted by the Division of Fire Prevention. A record of all fire exit drills, including the time of the drill, the discharge time, method of alarm and remarks on the drill, shall be maintained and made available for review upon request by the Fire Official. The Division of Fire Prevention shall be notified prior to each fire exit drill, which may be monitored by the Fire Official and the appropriate District Chief or his designated representative.
(6) 
Elevator lobbies shall be visibly marked with the following language: "In case of fire, use stairs."
(7) 
All doors to stairways shall be visibly identified as "Stairway."
A. 
Response to fire alarms.
(1) 
Upon the activation of a fire alarm or other fire emergency in any structure other than a one- or two-family dwelling, the owner, tenant, occupant, or their designated representative shall respond to the structure in order to reset the alarm system, if necessary, and to allow the Fire Department access to the interior. The designated representative shall respond to the structure within 30 minutes.
(2) 
Failure to comply with the above requirements may subject the responsible party, as defined above, to a penalty.
B. 
Evacuation of premises.
(1) 
When a fire alarm occurs in any building, structure or premises containing a fire alarm or fire protection system, except those included in Use Group R-3, as defined in the Uniform Fire Code, the occupants will be notified and once so notified shall immediately leave the structure or premises. Once notified, no persons shall enter or re-enter, until authorized to do so by the District Fire Chief or his representative.
(2) 
Any person who refuses to leave, interferes with the evacuation of other occupants or continues any operation after having been given an evacuation order, except such work as that person is allowed to perform, shall be deemed in violation of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and shall be subject to a penalty and/or arrest as provided therein.
(3) 
The Fire District Chief or his representative shall certify in writing to the Fire Official any violations of the above prior to the issuance of any notice of violation or penalty. The certification shall include the name of any occupants who failed to evacuate and the date and time of occurrence.
C. 
False alarms. The provisions of this section shall apply to any person who operates, maintains or owns any alarm device or local alarm designed to summon fire departments to any location in response to any type of alarm signal. This section shall not apply to volunteer fire companies in the Township. For purposes of this section, "false alarm" shall mean the actuation of a fire alarm device of any type to which the Fire Department must respond and for which an investigation fails to reveal a cause of the nature or type to which the alarm device was designed or intended to react.
(1) 
In case of a false fire alarm, the appropriate District Chief shall notify the Fire Official, who shall issue the appropriate penalty.
(2) 
The owner shall take all necessary steps to ascertain immediately the cause of any false alarm and shall alleviate the problem. Failure by the owner to take reasonable precautions to avoid false alarms shall be deemed to be a violation of the Uniform Fire Code.
(3) 
Testing of alarms required by the Uniform Fire Code without prior notice to the Police Department and the Fire Official shall be considered false alarms.
(4) 
The following penalties shall apply to false alarms:
[Amended 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006:29; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
Number of False Alarms
Residential False Alarms
All Other False Alarms
First
Written warning
Written warning
Second
$50
$200
Third
$75
$250
Fourth
$100
$300
Fifth
$125
$350
Sixth
$150
$400
Seventh
$175
$500
Eighth
$200
$600
Ninth
$225
$700
Tenth and any subsequent false alarms within the calendar year
$275
$800
A. 
When access to or within a building or structure subject to the Uniform Fire Code and listed in Subsection B below is unduly difficult because of secured openings or where immediate access is necessary for lifesaving or firefighting purposes, the local enforcing agency shall require a lock box to be purchased and installed, by and at the expense of the owner or occupant of the structure, in an accessible location to be approved by the appropriate District Chief.
B. 
All buildings of Use Groups B, E, F, H, M, S-1 and S-2 as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.5 shall be subject to the requirements of Subsections C through F below.
C. 
The following criteria shall be utilized by the local enforcing agency in determining whether a lock box is required:
(1) 
The need for forcible entry during hours in which the structure is unoccupied;
(2) 
Whether the building is equipped with a sprinkler system or other suppression system and/or an automatic alarm system;
(3) 
Whether there are exit areas within the structure that may not be visible from the exterior of the structure;
(4) 
The types of occupancy or hazards contained in the structure; and
(5) 
Whether the structure contains multiple occupants.
D. 
The following is an exception to the above requirement: if the building has twenty-four-hour security.
E. 
The lock box shall be an approved type and shall be uniform within Parsippany-Troy Hills Township. Access to lock boxes shall be available only to authorized Fire Department personnel and only by the master key. For security of the lock box, a tamper alarm can be connected to the building's burglar alarm system.
F. 
The lock box shall contain the following items:
(1) 
Updated keys necessary for access to all portions of the premises.
(2) 
Keys to fire alarm control panels; keys necessary to service fire alarm control panels, and keys necessary to operate or service fire protection systems.
(3) 
Electronic entry cards.
(4) 
Elevator control keys.
G. 
Any lock box required to be installed under this section or any preexisting lock box shall be maintained by the owner or occupant of the premises.
H. 
Any building that is defined in Subsection B above that is subject to these requirements shall have one month for compliance from the time a violation is issued.
All properties with the exception of one- and two-family dwellings shall submit to the Fire Official a schedule of events. All properties subject herein except schools shall submit their schedules on a weekly basis. Schools shall submit their schedules on a monthly basis. For purposes of this provision, events are the use of conference or banquet facilities, cafeterias, auditoriums, gymnasiums, whether interior or exterior, with gatherings of 50 or more persons. Appropriate permits shall be applied for.
[Amended 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:24; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
A fire watch shall be initiated:
A. 
Whenever a District Fire Chief and/or the Township Fire Official determine that onsite fire personnel shall be required for a fire watch as a result of a fire protection system failure or deficiency, or fire and safety at any occupancy except one- and two-family dwellings.
B. 
Whenever a District Fire Chief and/or the Township Fire Official determine that on-site fire personnel shall be required for a fire watch at an entertainment event or pyrotechnics display to ensure the safety of the public or emergency responders.
C. 
If the District Fire Chief and/or The Township Fire Official determine fire watch is necessary, they will also determine the number of personnel required and the times that the personnel shall be on duty.
D. 
Entertainment events shall be defined as activities utilizing theater-style seating or freestanding tables and chairs, or both, including but not limited to concerts, comedy shows, sporting events, and the like, with or without a raised stage for the purpose of entertainment.
(1) 
The owner or occupant responsible shall be required to obtain a permit for the use or event. Said permit shall be obtained from the local enforcing agency.
E. 
Fire watch team members shall include any Parsippany Fire Prevention Specialist or any Parsippany Fire District Certified Firefighter. Any other personnel to be on a fire watch team shall be approved at the discretion of the Township Fire Official.
F. 
Each member of the fire watch team shall be identified. The team members shall report to the Fire Official or his designee and be dedicated to the fire watch only. Each team member shall be under the direction of the Fire Official or his designee.
G. 
Any requests for fire watch shall be made to the Fire Official in writing unless deemed emergent by a District Fire Chief and/or the Township Fire Official.
H. 
The Fire Official, at his discretion, may assign Division of Fire Prevention personnel, and/or Fire Department members to perform fire watch services as described in the preceding subsections. While on said duties, the fire watch attendant so assigned shall be under the supervision and control of the Fire Official or his designee and shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
I. 
Fire watch personnel shall complete a round of the entire premises, both common spaces and offices, to ensuring the safety of the structure and/or occupants.
(1) 
If conditions are found that warrant a response from the Fire Department, the Fire Watch personnel shall call 911 to report the incident.
(2) 
Rounds of the building will take place no longer than once every hour.
(3) 
Logs must be maintained for each round that shall include the following:
(a) 
Name of personnel completing round.
(b) 
Time of round start.
(c) 
Time of round end.
(d) 
Any conditions found.
(4) 
Fire watch logs completed by personnel other than Parsippany Fire Prevention or any of the Parsippany Fire Departments shall be submitted to the Fire Official within 24 hours of the fire watch ending.
(5) 
Fire watch logs completed by personnel of Parsippany Fire Prevention or any of the Parsippany Fire Departments shall be available upon request to the building/business owner where the fire watch was completed.
J. 
The fee for fire watch personnel shall be the sum of $50 per hour for each fire watch attendant assigned to the fire watch. If apparatus is required to be on site by the Fire Official/Fire Chief, the amount shall be set forth by the local fire district where the fire watch will or has occurred. Fees shall be paid by the owner, occupant, or event organizer to the Township, Fire District or both based on personnel provided. If the Fire Official is not notified of the cancellation or postponement of an entertainment event at least four hours prior to the scheduled start time, the private party shall be required to pay the Township for a minimum of four hours at the above-specified rate for each fire watch attendant scheduled to work said event. This four-hour minimum guarantee for failure to notify in the case of cancellation or postponement shall be waived for all nonprofit agencies. The Fire Official is authorized to establish the appropriate procedure for payment and collection of this charge.
All gas detection systems shall be tested annually in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. Written documentation shall be supplied to the Fire Official as to the result of such tests.
A. 
Smoke control systems. In addition to the requirements outlined in N.J.A.C. 5:70-3.1(a) or 5:70-3.2(a)-F501.4, the Fire Official may require smoke control systems to be tested, in the presence of the Fire Official or his designee, using smoke-generating services. The smoke-generating devices shall be supplied by the owner and at the owner's expense.
B. 
Other fire protection systems. The Fire Official may require other fire protection systems, including but not limited to fire alarms, generators, sprinkler systems, smoke removal systems and fire pumps, to be tested in the presence of the Fire Official or his designee, using appropriate equipment. The owner shall be required to supply whatever equipment is necessary to effectuate the testing, at the owner's expense.
C. 
Subsequent testing. If the testing performed pursuant to Subsections A and B above is unsuccessful, a subsequent test shall be arranged.
D. 
Fee for testing smoke control systems shall be $200 made payable to the Township. This fee shall be paid prior to the performance of the test. Testing conducted during normal business hours must be approved by the Fire Official and shall be performed without a fee.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
Garbage containers known as "dumpsters" shall not be located within 15 feet of any building or structure. However, dumpsters located under overhangs that are sprinklered or located in sprinklered parking structures shall be an exception to this restriction.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
A Type 1 permit, as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7, shall be required where flammable or combustible liquids are applied for floor refinishing with the exception of one- and two-family dwellings. Proper ventilation shall be supplied and all sources of ignition removed.
A. 
A Type 1 permit, as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7, shall be required for the use of tar kettles with the exception of one- and two-family dwellings.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
B. 
Tar kettles shall be kept a minimum of 15 feet from any building.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
The following shall apply to all buildings of Use Groups R-1 and R-2 as defined in the Uniform Fire Code and to multiple single-family dwellings in Use Group R-3 as defined in the Uniform Construction Code:
A. 
Barbecue grills shall not be used on any porch, balcony or any other portion of a building, within any room or space of a building, within five feet vertically or horizontally of any opening in any way.
B. 
Portable gas barbecue grills shall not be stored inside any building or structure.
A. 
Front and rear doors to all commercial businesses shall be marked with the address of said business. Address numbers shall be a minimum of four inches and reflective and shall be placed above the door or next to the door so it shall not be blocked by any obstruction.
B. 
Failure to comply with the above requirements shall subject the owner or occupant to a penalty.
[Amended 2-24-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:01; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
A. 
No person shall obscure from view, damage, deface, obstruct or restrict the access to any fire hydrant or any Fire Department connection, including fire hydrants or Fire Department connections located on public or private property.
B. 
All private fire hydrants shall be identified with a four-foot metal flag attached to the two-and-one-half-inch connection of the hydrant so the hydrant can be seen in the snow. The metal flag shall be four inches square and painted reflective blue.
C. 
All private fire hydrants shall be painted all red which shall indicate they are privately owned. All publicly owned fire hydrants shall be painted yellow with red caps which shall indicate they are publicly owned.
D. 
The owner, tenant or occupant of any lands upon which a fire hydrant is located or the owner, tenant or occupant of any lands abutting the sidewalk upon which a fire hydrant is located shall be responsible for keeping the fire hydrant clear of any obstructions.
E. 
In the event a privately owned fire hydrant must be replaced, the replacement fire hydrant must be approved to meet the Parsippany Water Department specifications as outlined in Chapter 420.
F. 
Any fire hydrant located on a construction site shall be operational before any structural work is begun on the site.
G. 
If an approved site plan requires a fire hydrant, no structural work on the site may begin until the hydrant is installed and operational.
H. 
Fire Department connections. All new and existing Fire Department connections and/or parking garage standpipe connections (except within stairwells) shall be designated with a light containing a red lens which shall remain continuously illuminated and shall be approved by the Fire Official or his designee prior to installation. Owners of buildings with existing Fire Department connections shall be notified by the Division of Fire Prevention and given 60 days to comply with the terms of this subsection.
A. 
Fire Department connections that are located on buildings shall be identified with a sign as detailed below.
B. 
The signs shall be installed at a minimum height of four feet and a maximum height of seven feet.
C. 
The signs shall read "FIRE DEPT. CONN.," shall be in red letters on a white background, and shall be reflective.
D. 
The signs shall be 12 inches by 18 inches in size and shall be installed within five feet of the connection.
[Amended 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006:29; 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:09; 9-17-2018 by Ord. No. 2018:26; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
Fees shall be as follows:
A. 
The owners and tenants of all businesses, occupancies, buildings, structures or premises required to be inspected shall apply annually to the local enforcing agency for a certificate of registration upon forms provided by the Township Fire Official. It shall be a violation of this article for an owner to fail to return such forms to the local enforcing agency and/or the Township Fire Official within 30 days of receipt. If ownership is transferred, whether by sale, assignment, gift, interstate succession, devise, reorganization, receivership, foreclosure, execution of process or any other method, the new owner shall file with the local enforcing agency an application for a certificate of registration within 30 days.
(1) 
Premises under 3,000 square feet: $80.
(2) 
Premises over 3,000 square feet and under 6,000 square feet: $185.
(3) 
Premises over 6,000 square feet and under 12,000 square feet: $310.
(4) 
Premises over 12,000 square feet: $500.
(5) 
Multilevel premises under three stories: $310.
(6) 
Multilevel premises with three to six stories: $620.
(7) 
Hotels and motels without interior stairways and with less than 50 rooms: $310.
(8) 
Hotels and motels without interior stairways and more than 50 rooms: $435.
(9) 
Multifamily dwellings (Use Group R-2 as defined in the Uniform Construction Code): $90.
(10) 
Privately maintained residential complexes: $50.
(11) 
Life-hazard inspections: as per the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C.5:70-2.9(a).
(12) 
Residential smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector/fire extinguisher inspections:
(a) 
Requests for a CSDCMAC received more than 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $60.
(b) 
Requests for a CSDCMAC received four to 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $90.
(c) 
Requests for a CSDCMAC received fewer than four business days prior to the change of occupant: $150.
(d) 
Reinspection fee for CSDCMAC: $60.
(e) 
No fee for CSDCMAC shall be issued to any member of Parsippany Fire, EMS, Police, Rescue, OEM or any military personnel active, reserve or retired, provided the appropriate documentation is readily made available to the Fire Official at time of the application being submitted.
[1] 
This shall not include any rental properties or assessed penalties.
B. 
Permits.
(1) 
Permits as per the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. The fee for permits required to be issued under the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be as provided in the Code set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9.
(2) 
Type 1A: The fee for Type 1A permits for scheduled events as defined in § 169-7 shall be as follows:
(a) 
$50 application fee for the first day of the event, and $50 per day for each subsequent day of the event if application is made at least five business days prior to the event;
(b) 
$100 application fee for the first day of the event, and $50 per day for each subsequent day of the event if application is made less than five business days prior to the event;
(c) 
$250 application fee for the first day of the event, and $50 per day for each subsequent day of the event if application is made less than two business days prior to the event;
(d) 
$300 application fee for the first day of the event, and $50 per day for each subsequent day of the event if application is made the day of the event.
(3) 
All permits (including Type 1A) shall fall under the inspection requirements as outlined in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7(c).
C. 
Fire extinguisher training.
(1) 
Group of one to 10 persons: $100.
(2) 
Group of 11 to 25 persons: $200.
(3) 
Group of 26 or more persons: Additional $50 for every 10 persons above 25 in a group.
When, in the opinion of the Fire Official or appropriate District Fire Chief, there exist conditions which would interfere with Fire Department operations, such conditions shall be corrected and enforced pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:70-3.1(a) or 5:70-3.2(a)-F102.
A. 
Any vehicle that is parked or obstructing a fire zone that has been established by ordinance in accordance with Chapter 285, Parking, Article I, Fire Zones, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-53, shall be subject to ticketing by use of a complaint summons.
B. 
The following shall be authorized to issue complaint summonses for Subsection A above: Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Official, and Fire Inspector.
[Added 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:23]
A. 
"Self-storage facility" shall be defined as any real property designed and used for the purposes of renting or leasing individual storage spaces to occupants who are to have access to such space for the purpose of storing and removing personal property.
B. 
All self-storage facilities shall require their customers to notify the self-storage facility of flammable, explosive, and/or hazardous items stored in each rental unit, including the means of conveyance that contains fuel of any kind. The self-storage facility shall ensure that if they are notified of any of the above items, those items are being properly stored in accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. The self-storage facility shall maintain a list of all such notifications. This list shall include the following information:
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
(1) 
A description of the nature of each item;
(2) 
The approximate quantity of each item;
(3) 
A specific reference to all the flammable goods, chemicals, toxic material or anything hazardous; and
(4) 
SDS sheets for anything specifically identified.
C. 
In the event of a fire emergency, the manager of the self-storage facility shall immediately provide the Division of Fire Prevention or the highest-ranking Fire Department Officer at the scene of a fire emergency with the list of items, as described herein, for any and all requested units on the premises. These lists shall be maintained by the manager of the self-storage facility on site at the facility and shall be available for inspection as required herein.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
D. 
Failure on the part of the self-storage facility to comply with the requirements of this section shall subject the self-storage facility to the penalties set forth in § 169-20 of this chapter.
[Added 9-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:26; amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:25]
A. 
The following shall apply to any property consisting of engineered lumber or truss construction as outlined in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.20.
B. 
For the purposes of this chapter, engineered lumber shall be defined as:
ENGINEERED LUMBER
Prefabricated I-joists, truss joists, truss rafters, and other similar lightweight construction materials used to construct, renovate, or alter any section of a structure.
C. 
Identifying emblems shall be permanently affixed to the front of structures with truss construction or engineered lumber.
(1) 
The emblem shall be of a bright and reflective color or made of reflective material. The shape of the emblem shall be an isosceles triangle and the size shall be 12 inches horizontally by six inches vertically. The following letters, of a size and color to make them conspicuous, shall be printed on the emblem:
(a) 
"F" to signify a floor with truss construction or engineered lumber;
(b) 
"R" to signify a roof with truss construction or engineered lumber;
(c) 
"F/R" to signify a both a floor and roof with truss construction or engineered lumber.
(2) 
The emblem shall be permanently affixed to the left of the main entrance door at a height between four and six feet above the ground and shall be installed and maintained by the owner of the building.
D. 
Detached one- and two-family residential structures with truss construction or engineered lumber that are not part of a planned real estate development shall be exempt from the requirements of Subsection C, above.
E. 
Individual structures and dwelling units with truss construction or engineered lumber that are part of a planned real estate development shall not be required to have an identifying emblem if there is an emblem affixed at each entrance to the development.
F. 
Failure to comply. It shall be a violation of this section if the property owner fails to install the required emblem within 30 days following receipt of written notification from the program administrator.
G. 
Violations and penalties. Any person convicted of violating a provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100.
Failure to comply with this chapter or any other local ordinance adopted pursuant to the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be subject to penalties in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.12.