City of Linwood, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Added 10-10-2001 by Ord. No. 22-2001]
When a building within the City of Linwood is protected by an automatic fire suppression or standpipe system it shall be equipped with a key box. The key box shall be at a location approved by the City of Linwood Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official. The key box shall be a UL type and size approved by the Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official.
When a building is protected by an automatic alarm system and/or access to or within a building, or an area within that building, is unduly difficult because of secured openings, and where immediate access is necessary for lifesaving or fire-fighting purposes, the Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode official may require a key box to be installed at a location approved by the City of Linwood Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official. The key box shall be a UL type and size approved by the Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official.
The Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official may require a key box tamper switch connected to the building's fire alarm system.
When a property is protected by a locked fence or gate and where immediate access to the property is necessary for life saving or fire-fighting purposes, the Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official may require a security padlock to be installed at a location approved by the City of Linwood Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official. The padlock shall be a type and size approved by the Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official.
When a building is protected by an automatic sprinkler system or standpipe system and the Fire Department connection is exposed to undue vandalism, the Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official may require that a Fire Department connection security cap(s) be installed. The Fire Department connection security cap(s) shall be a type approved by the Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official.
The term "building" used herein means any building or structure located in the City of Linwood, whether privately or publicly owned, including, without limitation, any building owned by the City of Linwood, Linwood Board of Education, Linwood Public Library or any other public, quasi-public, or private entity or person; provided, however, this chapter shall not apply to owner occupied one- and two-family dwellings.
A. 
The rapid response key boxes shall contain the following:
(1) 
Keys to locked points of egress, whether in interior or exterior of such buildings;
(2) 
Keys to the locked mechanical rooms;
(3) 
Keys to the locked elevator rooms;
(4) 
Keys to elevator controls;
(5) 
Keys to any fence or secured areas;
(6) 
Keys to any other areas that may be required by the Fire Official/Fire Protection Subcode Official;
(7) 
A card containing the emergency contact people and phone numbers for such building;
B. 
In addition, a floor plan of the rooms within the building may be required.
All existing buildings shall comply with this chapter six months from its effective date. All newly constructed buildings not yet occupied or buildings currently under construction and all buildings applying for a certificate of occupancy shall comply immediately.
Failure to comply with this article shall constitute a violation of the State of New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, specifically Subchapter 3, New Jersey State Fire Protection Code, Chapter 1, Administration.
Any person violating any of the provisions of § 152-35 or neglecting to comply with any order issued pursuant to any section thereof shall be fined as pursuant to the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-210 and N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.12(a).
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Atlantic.