The Bureau of Fire Prevention in the City of Linwood established April 26, 1967, shall enforce the Uniform Fire Code State of New Jersey. The Bureau shall consist of a certified Fire Official and certified fire inspectors. The Bureau shall work with the Linwood Building Department while enforcing the code. The Linwood Volunteer Fire Company Chief shall recommend to the Common Council of the City of Linwood, New Jersey, the person to be the appointed Fire Official. Said Fire Official shall be in control of the Bureau of Fire Prevention and shall serve only upon approval of the Common Council of the City of Linwood, New Jersey.
It shall be unlawful for any person to violate this chapter, to permit or maintain such violation, to refuse to obey any provision thereof or to fail or refuse to comply with any such provisions or regulations except as variation may be allowed by action of the Linwood Bureau of Fire Prevention in writing. Proof of such unlawful act or failure to act shall be deemed prima facie evidence that such act is that of the owner. Prosecution or lack thereof of either the owner or the occupant shall not be deemed to relieve the other.
The provisions shall apply equally to both public and private property. It shall apply to all new structures, equipment, etc., and except as otherwise specified, to existing structures and their occupancies.
This act shall be in accordance with the laws and regulations of the New Jersey State Uniform Fire Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.).
This act shall be deemed an exercise of police powers of the City of Linwood for the preservation and protection of the public health, peace, safety and welfare, and all its provisions shall be liberally construed for that purpose.
The provisions of this act shall be administered by the Linwood Bureau of Fire Prevention of the City of Linwood.
Unless specifically provided for in other codes or ordinances of the City of Linwood, the New Jersey State Uniform Fire Code and the National Fire Protection Codes of 1967-68, as published by the State of New Jersey and the National Fire Protection Association, and any and all supplements, deletions, modifications and amendments thereto, shall apply. Said codes are hereby incorporated in this act by reference, with copies of said codes being on file with the City Clerk and the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 8-2018]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine or penalty as outlined in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.12 of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.