Bureau of Fire Safety
The mission of the Clinton Township Bureau of Fire Safety is to protect the general public and community against fire through the enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and local ordinances through fire inspections, public education, and training the industries, retail establishments and general public in fire safety.
The Bureau of Fire Safety has been established for the protection of life, property, the environment and to reduce economic impacts from fires and other related hazards. The occurrence of a fire can be devastating to a community by greatly impacting business owners, local residents, police, fire, ems and insurance agencies who may have some level of involvement from a fire or other life safety incident.
The Bureau of Fire Safety utilizes the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code to ensure all buildings meet a certain level of safety for the public, first responders and the protection of the property to prevent the occurrence of fire or other life safety incidents that could impact people and organizations. The Fire Marshal’s Office has the responsibility of inspecting all structures, events, activities, and storage that require a permit, residential homes, and apartments that are changing occupancy or are for resale.
The Bureau of Fire Safety addresses all fire safety complaints, conducts origin and cause investigations for all fires as require by State law, inspects *all structures on a periodic basis, conducts site plan review for new construction, and communicates any potential hazards to the Township’s Volunteer Fire Company. The Bureau inspects all buildings on a periodic schedule including those registered as a Life Hazards through the State of New Jersey. The fire code has been developed to prevent loss of life, injury, protect property, and protect the local economy. A building needs to be safe for the occupants as well as the first responders that may be involved in an emergency response. Many codes have been adopted because of a loss in life or significant property damage. Although it is perceived as some codes “not making sense or something that seems insignificant” we have learned for history and want to prevent a reoccurrence of those events. The fire code is sometimes complex and has many different codes. Click here (coming soon) for a list of the common safety and fire code violations discovered in buildings.
Applications & Forms:
- Residential Forms
- Commercial Fire Safety Memo (COVID-19) IMPORTANT
- Fire Safety Permit Application
- Fire Safety Permit List (Activities, Storage, or Uses that Require Permit)
- Non-Life Hazard Registration Form (Business Update Form)
- Extension of Time Request (Submit Prior to Abate by Date )
- Restuarant Compliance Letter/Memo
- Common Fire Code Violations Checklist (Self-Audit)
- Affidavit Attesting to the Application of Interior Finish Protection
- Food Truck / Enclosed Mobile Unit Guidelines
- Cooking Vendor Guidelines
- Knox Box Ordering Instructions
- Tent-Membrane Structure Requirements & Guidelines
- Crowd Manager & Emergency Plans for Large Events
- Open Burning Information