Borough of Glen Rock, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Glen Rock 12-23-1985 by Ord. No. 1053 (Ch. XVII, Secs. 17-1 through 17-12, of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 15.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 90.
Fees — See Ch. 101.
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Safety Code shall be locally enforced in the Borough of Glen Rock.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
The local enforcing agency shall be the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock.
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act[1] and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the Borough of Glen Rock, 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 Safety Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock, established by § 108-2 of this chapter, shall carry out the periodic inspection of life-hazard uses as those are defined as often as deemed necessary to secure compliance with the Uniform Fire Safety Act, the Uniform Fire Safety Code and on behalf of the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.
The Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock, established by § 108-2 of this chapter, shall be a part of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock and shall be under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Glen Rock Fire Department.
A. 
Appointment of Fire Official. The Fire Official shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glen Rock after consideration of the written recommendation of the Chief of the Glen Rock Fire Department.
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Term of Fire Official. The Fire Official shall serve for a term of one year, with no limit on successive terms. Any vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term thereof.
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Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcement agency shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glen Rock after full consideration of the recommendation of the Chief of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock and the Fire Official of the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock. Written applications, which shall include the applicant's qualifications, must be submitted to the Chief of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock and the Fire Official. The fire inspectors and all other employees appointed herein shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Fire Official and shall perform such duties as directed by the Fire Official.
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Duties of Fire Official. The Fire Official shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Fire Prevention Bureau and the enforcement of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it. The Fire Official shall coordinate the activities of any inspectors or other employees appointed under this section.
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Removal from office. The Fire Official, inspectors and other employees of the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Borough of Glen Rock shall be subject to removal for inefficiency or misconduct by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glen Rock, upon the written recommendation of the Chief of the Glen Rock Fire Department. The Fire Official, inspectors or employees to be removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the Borough Administrator of the Borough of Glen Rock.
The Fire Official shall submit monthly reports to the Fire Chief of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock and to the Borough Administrator of the Borough of Glen Rock. The report shall contain all proceedings under the Uniform Fire Safety Act[1] and the codes and regulations adopted under it, a breakdown of all fees collected thereunder, the number of inspections performed by each fire inspector and such statistics as the Fire Official may wish to include therein. The Fire Official shall also recommend any amendments to the Uniform Fire Safety Code or this chapter which, in his or her judgment, shall be desirable.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] any person aggrieved by any order of the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock, established in § 108-2 of this chapter, shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of the Borough of Glen Rock.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208.
[Amended 7-13-1987 by Ord. No. 1092; 6-22-1992 by Ord. No. 1198; 10-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1237[1]]
In addition to the registrations, inspections and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, the additional annual inspections and fees shall be required as provided in Chapter 101, Fees.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
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The application fee for a permit shall be as set forth under the New Jersey Fire Safety Code, as amended.
[Amended 9-27-1993 by Ord. No. 1217]
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All fees collected pursuant to this section shall be paid directly to the Borough Treasurer of the Borough of Glen Rock and shall thereafter be appropriated to the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock for enforcement of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it.
Facilities owned by the following agencies and organizations are specifically exempt from the payment of inspection and permit fees as contained in §§ 108-9 and 108-10 herein:
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State, county and local government and any instrumentality thereof.
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Religious or charitable associations.
The following articles of the State Fire Prevention Code are amended, as permitted by the Uniform Fire Safety Act[1] and the codes and regulations adopted under it, as follows:
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Section F-320.0 shall be added to read as follows:
SECTION F-320.0 KEYVAULTS
F-320.1 Required: In buildings containing fire alarm systems and fire-suppression systems or buildings where visual inspection for the presence of fire is obstructed or buildings of life-hazard use or, when in the reasonable opinion of the Fire Official, with the concurrence of the Fire Chief of the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock, there is a need for immediate access in the event of fire, a high-security keyvault shall be installed, whereby the Fire Department may gain access to a building without the use of force.
B. 
Subsection F-404.6.4 shall be added to read as follows:
F-404.6.4 Notification: It shall be the responsibility of any contractor, maintainer or persons in charge to notify all tenants, occupants, staff members and the Fire Department of the Borough of Glen Rock prior to performing any tests, repair or other work which can reasonably be expected to cause a fire alarm device or system to activate or which will render any part of the fire-protection system, exitway or other firesafety system to be out of service.
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Section F-400.5 shall be amended to add the following:
F-400.5 Signs: In addition, a red indicator light shall be installed above such connections in a location and manner approved by the Fire Official. Such lights shall be continuously illuminated during the hours of darkness.
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Article 28 is amended as follows: Section F-2804.5, Paragraph 5, is amended as follows:
5.
Periodic tests of underground tanks and liquid storage systems may be required by the Fire Official to determine that leakage has not occurred. In addition, tanks used for storage of flammable liquid shall be tested in an approved manner every five years from the date of their installation. Such tests shall be witnessed by the Fire Official, or written certification shall be provided by the testing authority.
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Article 3, General Precautions Against Fire, is amended as follows: The following new Section F-305.5 is added:
F-305.5 Placarding: All buildings or parts thereof used for the storage or handling of hazardous materials shall have placards affixed to the exterior of such building in accordance with the specifications of NFPA Standard 704. Said placards shall indicate the highest hazard material within and the largest quantity material within. Placards shall be sized and placed according to the direction of the Fire Official of the Borough of Glen Rock.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.