Township of Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Fire Prevention
Dennis Concannon, Fire Official
509 Route 523
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Phone: (908)534-4051 x263
Fax: (908)534-0038

 

Line and Executive Officers for our four Volunteer Fire Companies
and our First Aid and Rescue Squad

Fire Prevention is an ongoing educational process of safety awareness. By educating homeowners and business personnel in fire prevention, we strive to minimize the loss of life and property. It is the Bureau's responsibility to enforce the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code which establishes minimum standards for the preventive maintenance of all required fire protection equipment installed. It establishes the safe conduct and operations of hazardous processes and specifies the proper storage of combustible and flammable materials. Fire Prevention plays a critical role in ensuring the safety of all New Jersey residences.

Residential Properties:
Residential one and two family dwellings are required to obtain a smoke detector/carbon monoxide certification prior to a change of occupancy or when a structure is sold (N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.4). The number and type of smoke detectors is determined by the latest certificate of occupancy issued by the Readington Township Construction Department. A notarized application is submitted with a $35.00 application fee. Inspections are performed on Wednesday's between 9:30 AM and Noon. If a contact name is supplied with a daytime phone number, we will call in advance and provide you with a one hour window for the inspection. Inspection failures require re-application along with an additional $35.00 fee. If an inspection is requested for less than one week, a $125.00 fee is required. Less than two weeks, a $70.00 fee is required. Inspection certificates are valid for six months from date of inspection. Smoke Detector Application

Commercial Properties:
The New Jersey Uniform Fire Code governs minimum fire safety standards for commercial properties throughout the State of New Jersey . Properties are classified as life or non-life hazards based on the use and size of the commercial property. Per State Statute (N.J.A.C. 5:70) and Township Ordinance (No. 284-90), commercial properties are required to be inspected at least once a year. Inspections are performed to verify that preventive maintenance on all existing fire equipment is performed per NFPA established guidelines and that potential fire conditions are identified and corrected.

Any questions regarding fire related issues, please do not hesitate to call us at 908-534-4051 ext. 263.

Press Release: House Identification for Emergency Response

Smoke Detector Application

Clear the Way for Emergency Vehicles