[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 285.
[Adopted 12-11-1956 by Ord. No. 1712 (Ch. 242, Art. I of the 1986 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
On and after April 29, 2004, no person, firm or corporation shall use, keep for use or maintain for use in any structure or portion of a structure a portable liquid-fuel-burning space heater for the heating of space therein.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PORTABLE LIQUID-FUEL-BURNING SPACE HEATER
- Any heater, stove or appliance designed for the heating of space in structures, using or designed for using kerosene, fuel oil or other inflammable liquid, which is neither flue or chimney connected, which is not permanently affixed to any part of the structure and which is capable of being moved while in operation.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall be issued an Imminent Hazard Order (N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.16) as per the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code directing that the appliance be removed from the structure within 24 hours. A refusal or deliberate failure to comply with this order will result in a fine of $5,000.
[Adopted 12-11-1956 by Ord. No. 1713(Ch. 242, Art. II of the 1986 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Effective immediately upon the adoption of the article it shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department of the Township of Union in the County of Union or such officers as may be designated by him, to cause to be made an inspection of all liquid-fuel-burning space heaters in use in structures within the Township and the storage of liquid fuel therein for the same and the installation and facilities in connection therewith. In order to accomplish the aforementioned inspection, the Chief of the Fire Department or his authorized agents may enter upon lands and buildings in the municipality by exigent circumstances, voluntary consent from the owner or agent and or by administrative search warrant for the purpose of inspection of flues, chimneys, space heaters and the storage of liquid fuel and installations and facilities in connection therewith.
Where, in the opinion of said Chief of the Fire Department or his authorized agents, the installation, maintenance or use of such equipment or facilities, by reason of type, installation or place of use, constitutes a fire or explosion hazard endangering the lives of persons and property, said installation, maintenance or use shall constitute a violation of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and the Code of the Township of Union.
Whenever the Chief of the Fire Department or his authorized agents, by inspection or otherwise, discover a violation as provided in § 467-5 of this article, notice in writing shall be given to the owner or agent of the premises to remove or abate the same within 24 hours from the date of service thereof.
Any person who refuses to permit said Chief of the Fire Department or his authorized agents to enter upon the premises and to make an inspection of a non-exigent nature will be issued an administrative search warrant to allow entry.
Any person, firm, corporation or organization who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this article or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,250, imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.