Township of East Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of East Brunswick on 9-23-85 as Ord. No. 85-696]
[Amended 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383), The New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Township of East Brunswick. The Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey is hereby adopted as well as additional local amendments.
[Deleted 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Amended 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
The local enforcement agencies shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the Township of East Brunswick and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Code. The local enforcing agencies also shall carry out such other fire safety inspections as authorized by the Uniform Fire Safety Act and local ordinance.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
The local enforcing agencies established by § 102-2 of this ordinance shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
[Deleted 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Amended 8-26-91 by Ord. No. 91-87; 10-11-94 by Ord. No. 94-45; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
There is hereby established a Fire Prevention Advisory Committee to be comprised of the Fire Official of each Local Enforcing Agency, the chief of each of the three (3) local volunteer fire companies, one (1) fire commissioner from each fire district, and three (3) citizens, one from each fire district, appointed by the Mayor. The commissioner representatives shall be appointed by resolution of their respective fire districts at their annual reorganization meetings and their names forwarded to the Township Clerk. The three (3) citizen members shall be selected on the basis of their knowledge and experience in the field of fire prevention and shall serve for a term of two (2) years. The terms of the other members of the Fire Prevention Advisory Committee shall coincide with the terms of the offices or positions they hold in the township or fire districts. The Fire Officials shall be non-voting members.
The mission of the Fire Prevention Advisory Committee will be to discuss and bring to the attention of the Township Administration those critical matters that relate to fire prevention and which are common concerns throughout the Township of East Brunswick.
The Fire Prevention Advisory Committee, at its first meeting on or after April 1, of each year, shall elect a chairperson and a secretary from among its voting membership. It shall be the duty of the chairperson to preside over all meetings, supervise preparation of agendas and such other duties as may be assigned by the committee. The secretary shall be charged with taking and preparing minutes of the meetings, meeting notices and such other duties as may be assigned by the chairperson.
A representative of the East Brunswick Police Department, the Fire Subcode Official and the Construction Official shall be in attendance at any meeting of the Fire Prevention Advisory Committee upon request of the Chairperson when information requiring their expertise is sought.
[Deleted 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
Pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and the Uniform Fire Code N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.19, 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 Township of East Brunswick.
Exception: Violations of this Chapter that occur within owner-occupied, detached one and two family dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes, shall not be subject to Administrative Penalty actions. Violations involving any dwelling unit shall be subject to the issuance of a summons to appear in Municipal Court.
[Amended 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Storage of explosives and blasting agents. The limits in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is prohibited are hereby established as the entire Township of East Brunswick.
B. 
Storage of flammable liquids in outside aboveground tanks. The limits in which the storage of flammable liquids in outside aboveground storage tanks is prohibited are hereby established as the entire Township of East Brunswick except the I/M Industrial Districts as established by the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of East Brunswick.
C. 
Bulk plants for flammable or combustible liquids. The limits in which new bulk plants for flammable or combustible liquids are prohibited are hereby established as the entire Township except the I/M Industrial District as established by the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of East Brunswick.
D. 
Bulk Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas. The limits in which bulk storage of liquefied petroleum gas is restricted are hereby established as follows
The entire Township except the I/M Industrial District. Note: Nothing contained herein shall prohibit an existing installation from continuing in existence provided it is in reasonable compliance with this code.
E. 
Storage and Use of Hazardous Materials and Chemicals. Storage of Hazardous materials and chemicals shall be limited to the I/M Zone as established in the East Brunswick zoning ordinance when in amounts so as to require a permit as listed below.
F. 
Calcium Carbide and Acetylene Generators. It shall be a violation of this code to use or install calcium carbide and/or acetylene generators in any zone in the Township of East Brunswick.
[Amended 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; 8-28-89 by Ord. No. 89-62; 7-24-95 by Ord. No. 95-24; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Scope: These articles shall apply to all buildings, structures, or premises located within East Brunswick Township.
B. 
Penalties: Penalties for violation of any local provisions as herein contained shall be enforced in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.12.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
C. 
Status of Fire Code Violations and Penalties: The fee for a search for a "Status of Fire Code Violations and Penalties" report as required by the statutes shall be established as $50.00.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
D. 
The owner or operator of any building required to have a "central control station" by the Uniform Construction Code in effect at the time of issuance of any form of a certificate of occupancy or approval shall have that "central control station" staffed by a minimum of one qualified person twenty-four hours per day, everyday. Said person shall be trained and qualified to operate all of the emergency systems, including fire alarm, public address, elevator and air handling systems, and shall remain in said "central control station" to assist the Fire Department during alarm/or emergency conditions in the operation of such systems.
E. 
Any owner renting or selling to others for purposes other than use as a dwelling unit shall notify, in writing, the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency for the Fire District within whose boundaries the property exists immediately (within 5 working days) upon the signing of a letter of commitment or a lease, whichever occurs first of such transaction, including the name of the lessee or buyer, effective date of the lease or sale, and the address of the leased or sold property.
[Added 7-24-95 by Ord. No. 95-24]
F. 
For purposes of this Section, "owner" shall mean any person who owns, purports to own, manages, rents, leases or exercises control over a building, structure, premises, or use, or a portion thereof.
[Added 7-24-95 by Ord. No. 95-24]
G. 
It shall be a violation of this ordinance for anyone that causes damage to items that the fire department may use directly, or may use as a sign or indicator of fire protection equipment, or the destruction, defacing, or otherwise causing damage to any fire protection device, sign, indicator, or related item.
This would be items such as: fire department connections, signage for fire department connections, hydrant flags or other markings, standpipe or sprinkler equipment, fire extinguishers, or any other related device.
H. 
Evacuations: Fire exit drills or the unplanned activation of a fire alarm system in any occupancy shall include complete evacuation of all occupants from the structure. Failure of any person to evacuate the structure shall be a violation of this ordinance.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
I. 
The New Jersey Hotel, Motel, and Multiple Dwelling code N.J.A.C. 5:10-1 et seq. and the 2000 International Property Maintenance Code are adopted herein by reference.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
All establishments within the Township of East Brunswick in which movies or films or shows of any kind are shown or staged on an individual booth by booth basis or where mechanical coin operated amusement devices are operated shall be subject to the following:
A. 
All aisles within such establishments shall not be less than fifty (50") inches in width.
B. 
The viewing areas of the booths must be visible from a contiguous main aisle and no doors may be closed at any time when the booth is occupied.
C. 
The light level in such establishments shall not be less than ten (10') foot candles at floor level.
D. 
The provisions, contained herein shall be in addition to, and not in place of, all existing fire, building, maintenance and safety rules, regulations and ordinances of the Township of East Brunswick.
[Deleted 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Amended 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; 12-20-04 by Ord. No. 04-21]
A. 
The permit fees as established by the Uniform Fire Code and as amended from time to time pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(f) shall remain in full force and effect as set forth therein, or as amended in this ordinance, and the local enforcement agencies shall be as designated in § 102-24, 26, and 27.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
B. 
The appropriate Fire Official may waive the permit fees in certain instances when such fees are for the following
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]:
1. 
Churches when the permit is for something of an occasional nature (not exceeding three times per year) and is part of religious observances and/or training; and/or other charitable organizations; and/or East Brunswick Township agencies and/or other non-profit organizations.
2. 
Contractors and construction companies when working under a valid permit issued by the East Brunswick Construction Official.
The above mentioned religious, charitable, and/or governmental agencies will be responsible for submitting all applications as required by the code and conforming to the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and its local amendments. The waiver is only for the payment of the otherwise required PERMIT fees.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 11-14-88 by Ord. No. 88-987; 7-22-91 by Ord. No. 91-81; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Permits: A permit shall constitute permission to maintain, store or handle materials, or to conduct processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property, or to install equipment used in connection with such activities in accordance with the provisions of this Code. Such permissions shall not be construed as authority to violate, cancel or set aside any of the provisions of this Code or any other code, ordinance, statute, rule or regulation. Said permit shall remain in effect until it is revoked, or one year unless otherwise specified. Permits are not transferable and any change in use, operation, or tenancy shall require a new permit. The following permits shall be required and shall have fees as indicated.
1. 
Asphalt (Tar) Kettles: No person, firm or corporation shall make use of or fire any asphalt (tar) kettle without first securing a permit from the Fire Official. $60.00
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
2. 
Training and Education: No person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of providing fire brigade or emergency response team training shall conduct such activities without first securing a permit from the appropriate Fire Official. Permits issued under this subsection shall be valid for all such work conducted within the Local Enforcing Agency jurisdiction. Training of local fire departments shall be exempt from this section. $100.00
The holder of the permit shall furnish the appropriate Fire Official with a list of locations within the jurisdiction where the service is provided as well as a course outline of the training provided.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
3. 
Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Liquefied Natural Gas: A permit shall be obtained from the appropriate Fire Official for the storage or use of liquefied petroleum or liquefied natural gas utilizing storage containers with an aggregate water capacity exceeding three (3) gallons and less than 2000 gallons when for use as other than heating or cooking fuel at a one-or two-family owner occupied residence or on recreational vehicles for non-commercial use. Fees shall be as follows
[Amended 7-22-91 by Ord. No. 91-81; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]:
a.  
3 gallons to 49 gallons: $50.00
b.  
50 gallons to 199 gallons: $100.00
c.  
200 gallons to 999 gallons: $200.00
d.  
1000 gallons to 2000 gallons: $300.00
4. 
Flammable or Combustible Liquids and Hazardous Materials: A permit shall be obtained from the appropriate Fire Official to remove, repair or alter in any way, a stationary tank for the storage of flammable or combustible liquids or hazardous materials, or to modify or replace any line or dispensing device connected thereto. (Fee $100.00)
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
5. 
Hazardous Materials: To store, handle or process hazardous materials or chemicals which, because of their toxicity, flammability, liability to explosion or decomposition, render firefighting abnormally dangerous or difficult. Also, to store, handle or process materials which are chemically unstable and which may spontaneously form explosive compounds or undergo spontaneous reactions of explosive violence or with sufficient evolution of heat to be a fire hazard. Hazardous chemicals or materials shall include, but not be limited to, radioactive materials, oxidizing materials, potentially explosive chemicals, toxic materials, poisonous gasses, pesticides, rodenticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Fees shall be as follows:
[Amended 7-22-91 by Ord. No. 91-81; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
a.  
4 gallons or 9 pounds: $50.00
b.  
5 gallons or 10 pounds to 24 gallons or 99 pounds: $100.00
c.  
25 gallons or 100 pounds to 99 gallons or 249 pounds: $200.00
d.  
100 gallons or 250 pounds: $300.00
6. 
Flammable and Combustible Liquids, above ground: A permit shall be obtained for the storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids. Fees shall be as follows:
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
a.  
Stationary tank 5 gallons to 24 gallons: $50.00
b.  
Stationary tank 25 gallons to 150 gallons: $100.00
c.  
Stationary tank 151 to 300 gallons: $200.00
d.  
Stationary tank 301 to 660 gallons: $300.00
e.  
Portable tank 5 gallons to 24 gallons: $50.00
f.  
Portable tank 25 gallons to 150 gallons: $100.00
g.  
Portable tank 151 gallons to 300 gallons: $200.00
h.  
Portable tank 301 gallons to 660 gallons: $300.00
i.  
Containers 5 gallons to 24 gallons: $50.00
j.  
Containers 25 gallons to 150 gallons: $100.00
k.  
Containers 151 gallons to 300 gallons: $200.00
l.  
Containers 301 gallons to 660 gallons: $300.00
Exceptions to A6: The storage and use of flammable and/or combustible liquids in the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, aircraft, motorboat, mobile power plant or mobile heating plant. Also the storage or use of paints, oils, varnishes or similar mixtures when such liquids are stored for painting or maintenance or similar purposes upon the premises and which are not stored for a period of longer than thirty (30) days.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
7. 
Process Equipment: A permit shall be obtained from the Fire Official to install, modify, or alter process equipment not required to have a permit under the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23, in which hazardous, flammable or combustible materials are used and/or processed. (Fee $200.00)
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
B. 
Business, Commercial, Multiple Dwelling Permit and Inspection Fees
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
1. 
Temporary Kiosks and Displays in Covered Malls: Each individual or temporary (90 days or less) kiosk, display or concession shall be required to obtain a Permit (Fee $42.00) unless covered by Section(s) § 102-14B2 or § 102-14C.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
2. 
A permit shall be required for all occupancies and/or tenants and/or uses within the common area of a building, such as a mall, market, or other mercantile of less than 300 square feet. (Permit Fee $25.00, Inspection fee $50.00) Examples: Kiosks in malls, over 90 days, vendors within a market, etc.
[Added 11-14-88 by Ord. No. 88-967; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
3. 
A permit shall be required for all occupancies and/or tenants and/or uses at any fair or special event booth 200 square feet or less that is used for 14 days or less (Permit and inspection fee $25.00)
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
4. 
A permit shall be required for any non-residential use of less than 400 square feet of gross floor area, with the exception of those businesses registered with the State of New Jersey as Life Hazard Uses pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq, or permitted and inspected under § 102-14B4. (Permit fee $25.00, Inspection fee $50.00)
[Amended 7-22-91 by Ord. No. 91-81; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
5. 
A permit shall be required for any Use Group B office only, 200 square feet or less, that is located within another building that is registered and inspected for other uses and purposes, and is owned and/or operated by a separate entity from the building owner. This would include sub-lease type uses or independent offices within an office mall. Fee for permit and inspection shall be $25.00.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
6. 
A permit shall be required for any non-residential occupancy or use of less than 1,000 square feet, but more than 400 square feet, of gross floor area, with the exception of those buildings registered with the State of New Jersey as Life Hazard Uses, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq. (Permit Fee $25.00, Inspection Fee $50.00)
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
7. 
A permit shall be required for any non-residential occupancy or use of less than 2,500 square feet, but more than 1000 square feet, of gross floor area, with the exception of those buildings registered with the State of New Jersey as Life Hazard Uses, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq. (Permit Fee $25.00, Inspection Fee $75.00)
Permits are required on a yearly basis. Inspection fees are due and payable within thirty calendar days.
[Added 11-14-88 by Ord. No. 88-967; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
8. 
A permit shall be required for any non-residential occupancy or use of more than 2,500 square feet but less than 5,000 square feet of gross floor area unless such use or occupancy is registered as a Life Hazard use under N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq. (Permit Fee $25.00, Inspection Fee $125.00)
[Added 11-14-88 by Ord. No. 88-967; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
9. 
A permit shall be required for any non-residential occupancy or use of more than 5,000 square feet but less than 12,000 square feet of gross floor area. (Permit Fee $25.00, Inspection Fee $175.00)
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
10. 
A permit shall be required for all uses and/or occupancies not defined as Life Hazard uses pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., with a gross floor area of over 12,000 square feet. (Permit Fee $25.00, Inspection Fee $250.00)
Permits are required on a yearly basis. Inspection fees are due and payable within thirty calendar days.
[Added 11-14-88 by Ord. No. 88-967; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
11. 
A permit shall be required for any use and/or occupancy which is an eating and/or drinking establishment that has a capacity of less than 50 occupants and in which no alcoholic beverages are served, regardless of floor area. Exception: Life Hazard registered premises pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq. (Permit Fee $25.00, Inspection Fee $75.00)
Permits are required on a yearly basis. Inspection fees are due and payable within thirty calendar days.
[Added 11-14-88 by Ord. No. 88-967; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
12. 
A permit shall be required for all structures or uses where 100 or fewer persons may assemble for the purpose of amusement, entertainment and/or recreation, including health spas. (Permit Fee $250, Inspection Fee $150.00)
Permits are required on a yearly basis. Inspection fees are due and payable within thirty calendar days.
Exception: Life Hazard uses registered pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
13. 
A permit shall be required for all structures used as hotels, motels, and multiple dwellings as follows:
[Amended 7-22-91 by Ord. No. 91-81; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
a.  
Hotels and motels with common areas accessible to the transient occupants and/or the public with 100 rooms or less: a permit fee of $25.00 and an inspection fee of $150.00.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
b.  
Multiple dwellings (such as apartment buildings) common areas accessible to the tenants and/or public, a permit fee of $25.00 and an inspection fee of $50.00. Permit fee shall be assessed only once regardless of the number of buildings.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
c.  
Cyclical inspections of multiple dwelling residential units shall be done in accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code for compliance with Subchapter 3, Subchapter 4, and this Ordinance. Each multiple dwelling unit complex shall register annually with the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency on the forms provided by that agency. Inspection fees for cyclical inspections shall be $25.00 per unit. These fees shall be assessed to, and the responsibility of each complex owner if single ownership or Association for all multiple owner complex units within the complex. Associations may use Association rules and/or regulations to assess these fees to individual unit owners. Complex owners, associations and/or property management companies shall be responsible for coordination with owners of residential units for access, or providing owner information and/or have representative with keys available to Local Enforcing Agency for contact or entry purposes.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
14. 
Inspections and certificates regarding smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors required for sale, lease or other occupancy of one and two family dwellings required by P.L. 1991, c. 92 (C. 57:27D-192 et seq.) shall have a fee of $50.00 per dwelling unit inspected if requested more than 10 business days before change of occupant.
[Added 7-22-91 by Ord. No. 91-8; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
a.  
A fee of $20.00 shall be paid for any re-inspection required as a result of a failed inspection under this requirement.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
b.  
Inspections requested to be scheduled 4 business days to 10 business days of change of occupant shall have a fee of $75.00.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
c.  
Inspections requested to be scheduled less than 4 business days from date of change of occupant shall have a fee of $125.00.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
d.  
A fee of $75.00 shall be paid for any inspection required as a result of the failure of the party not being present for the first scheduled time and having to reschedule.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
15. 
Inspections and certificates regarding smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are required for sale, lease or other occupancy of any residential dwelling units not specified in P.L. 1991, c. 92 (C. 57:27D-192 et seq) and shall have a fee of $50.00 per dwelling unit inspected if requested more than 10 business days before change of occupant.
a.  
A fee of $20.00 shall be paid for any re-inspection required as a result of a failed inspection under this requirement.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
b.  
Inspections requested to be scheduled 4 business days to 10 business days of change of occupant shall have a fee of $75.00.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
c.  
Inspections requested to be scheduled less than 4 business days from date of change of occupant shall have a fee of $125.00.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
d.  
A fee of $75.00 shall be paid for any inspection required as a result of the failure of the party not being present for the first scheduled time and having to reschedule.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
EXCEPTION: Use Group R-1, hotels and motels, residential units with transient occupants.
C. 
Mall Promotions: A permit shall be required for a display or group of displays and/or concessions occupying the mall common area if under the direct control of single promoter who shall also be required to be present for the inspection of such displays or promotions and will be responsible for all required corrections, penalties, etc. (Fee $166.00)
EXCEPTION: If the displays and/or concessions are under individual control each individual shall be responsible for their own permit as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7(a).
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
General: In addition to those required under N.J.A.C. 5:70 fire safety evacuation and emergency action plans shall be prepared as set forth where required by section § 102-15A, in use groups (as defined in the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23) listed below.
[Amended 12-20-04 by Ord. No. 04-21]
1. 
Occupant loads of 50 or more: All buildings with an occupant load greater than 50.
2. 
Use group H: All use group H buildings.
3. 
Use group F: All use group F buildings.
4. 
Use group S: All use group S buildings.
5. 
Use group E: All use group E buildings.
B. 
Approval, Distribution: The fire safety evacuation and emergency action plans shall be approved by the appropriate Fire Official and shall be distributed by the owner to all tenants and employees.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
C. 
Evacuation Plan: The evacuation plan shall be conspicuously posted on every floor and in each tenant space for the occupants use.
D. 
Maintenance: The fire safety evacuation and emergency action plans shall be maintained to reflect changes in the use and physical arrangement of the building.
E. 
Training: If an emergency action plan assigns employees with specific responsibilities in areas such as evacuation coordination, firefighting or material leak and spill handling, the employer shall provide a minimum of annual training sessions to prepare the employee for such activities.
F. 
Emergency Action Teams: Emergency action teams and fire brigades assigned the responsibility of firefighting beyond the incipient stage with hand extinguishers or assigned the responsibility of containing and controlling hazardous material or flammable or combustible liquid leaks and spills shall be approved by the appropriate Fire Official.
[Amended 12-20-04 by Ord. No. 04-21]
In submitting an application for such approval, information shall be included listing the team members, their qualifications and selection criteria utilized for membership.
G. 
Equipment and Training: Members of emergency action teams and fire brigades as specified in § 102-15F shall be equipped, trained, and maintained in conformance with U.S.O.S.H.A. regulations as a minimum. Any equipment utilized shall be compatible with that of the Fire District within which the facility is located.
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
It shall be a violation of this code for any person or persons having knowledge of same to fail to report to the fire department and/or the appropriate Fire Official the activation of any fire protection system or device; or to fail to report the occurrence of any fire or attempted arson; or to fail to report the spill or leakage of any flammable or combustible liquid or gas or of any hazardous material immediately upon gaining such knowledge.
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Private fire hydrants, connections, and appliances shall be installed and maintained in accordance with this section, National Fire Protection Association #24 and the regulations of the East Brunswick Department of Public Works and Water Resources.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
B. 
Blocking Fire Hydrants or Connections: No person shall obscure from view, damage, deface, obstruct or restrict the access to any fire hydrant or any fire department connection for the pressurization of fire suppression systems, including fire hydrants or fire department connections that are located on public or private streets and access lanes, or on private property. Minimum clearance to any fire hydrant or connection shall be ten (10) feet in all directions.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
C. 
Use of Appliances: A person shall not obstruct, remove, tamper with or otherwise disturb any fire hydrant except under permit from the East Brunswick Department of Public Works and Water Resources, or fire appliance required to be installed or maintained under the provisions of this code except for the purpose of extinguishing fire, training or testing purposes, recharging, making necessary repairs, or when permitted by the appropriate Fire Official. In all situations other than fire extinguishment, notification and approval of the appropriate Fire Official shall be required prior to such activity. Whenever a fire appliance is removed as herein permitted, it shall be replaced or reinstalled as soon as the purpose for which it was removed has been accomplished. Defective and non-approved fire appliances or equipment shall be replaced or repaired as directed by the Fire Official. Use of hydrants for training by fire departments is exempt from this section.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
D. 
Public Water Supply: The appropriate Fire Official shall inform the Director of Public Works and Water Resources as to the location of any apparent inadequacies of the water distribution system deemed detrimental to fire protection in the provision of adequate fire flows and distribution of hydrants. A fire hydrant shall not be removed from service until notification to the appropriate Fire Official has been made. The appropriate Fire Official will cooperate with the appropriate Fire Chief in this matter to see that reasonable protection is maintained.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
E. 
Private Yard Systems: All new and existing oil storage plants, lumber yards, amusement or exhibition parks, educational or institutional complexes, residential, commercial, or industrial occupancies, or occupancies and uses involving high fire or life hazards, or which have lot depths greater than 150 feet from a public street or which require flow delivery points beyond the public water distribution system shall be provided with properly spaced fire hydrants. Such fire hydrants shall be capable of supplying fire flows as required by the appropriate Fire Official and shall be connected to a water system in accordance with fire protection and other applicable standards. The appropriate Fire Official shall designate and approve the number and placement of fire hydrants with the cooperation of the Fire Departments. The appropriate Fire Official shall require the installation of sufficient fire hose and specialized firefighting equipment such as nozzles, deluge sets, foams, etc. as he shall determine is necessary and shall require the establishment of a trained fire brigade when the hazard involved requires such measures. Private hydrants shall not be placed into or removed from service until approved by the appropriate Fire Official.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
F. 
Fire Hydrants - Local Standards: Sections § 102-17F1 - § 102-17F4 shall be considered minimum standards for the installation and placement of public or private fire hydrants in newly constructed areas and shall be used as a guide in upgrading existing areas already protected by fire hydrants and water mains.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
1. 
Public Hydrants: Hydrants in detached single family residential zones shall be spaced with a hydrant installed at each intersection and one every 400 feet along the roadway(s) measured along the roadway edge, or as approved by the appropriate Fire Official. Fire hydrant placement shall be in accordance with Residential Site Improvement Standards N.J.A.C. 5:21-5.4.
Hydrants in residential townhouse, condominium, cluster and multi-family zones shall be spaced with a hydrant at each intersection and one every 400 feet along the roadway(s) edge, or as approved by the appropriate Fire Official. Fire hydrant placement shall be in accordance with Residential Site Improvement Standards N.J.A.C. 5:21-5.4.
Hydrants in business, commercial, and industrial zones shall be spaced with a hydrant at each intersection and one every 300 feet along the roadway(s) edge, or as approved by the appropriate Fire Official.
2. 
Private Hydrants: Hydrants installed on private property shall be located and spaced according to the occupancy and site design requirements based on firefighting needs with § 102-17F1 utilized as the MINIMUM standard requirement. The top bonnet of all private hydrants shall be painted yellow to conform with the East Brunswick Water Advisory Board standards.
3. 
Additional Requirements: All hydrants shall be equipped with outlets of National Standard threads; be located within 24" of a curb, roadway, fire lane or parking area; be provided with an individual control valve; and shall be installed in accordance with the standards of the American Water Works Association and NFPA #24, the more stringent of the two to govern in any conflicting areas. All hydrants shall meet the requirements of and be approved for installation by the East Brunswick Department of Public Works and Water Resources.
4. 
Approval: The appropriate Fire Official shall approve the placement of all fire hydrants prior to the commencement of the installation.
G. 
Fire Department Connections: All new fire department connections shall be placed within 100 feet of a public fire hydrant on the front side of the building being protected. Existing fire department connections shall be brought into conformity with this section whenever there is a change of use in the building or major work is done on the fire protection systems.
H. 
Fire Department Connection Signage: All fire department connections shall be provided with a two (2) foot by two (2) foot red sign with three (3) inch white reflective letters. The sign shall state "FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTION" and the type of system covered, for example: AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS, STANDPIPES, etc.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Equipment Rooms: No storage of any kind shall be permitted within any mechanical equipment, electrical, furnace, or boiler room.
B. 
Barbecue Grills: Propane, natural gas, and charcoal barbecue grills shall not be located for use within or upon any room or space of a building, or upon any porch, balcony or any other portion of a building, or within 5 feet laterally of any building wall or overhang. Barbecue grills shall not be stored within five (5) feet laterally of any building wall or overhang.
Exception: One and two family detached owner occupied dwellings.
1. 
Responsibility: Condominium Associations, Homeowner Associations, Property Managers, and or Owners of residential complexes and common areas shall be required to actively pursue compliance with this requirement as part of their routine control over such common areas through notices, newsletters, and enforcement of their own rules and regulations.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
C. 
Provisions for secondary containment of spills or leaks shall be provided for all storage tanks, vessels, or containers containing flammable, combustible, or other hazardous liquids exceeding five (5) gallons in quantity within any building or on any premises. Containment structure or device shall hold 115% of the capacity of the tank, vessel, or container. Containment shall be constructed of materials that are compatible to and impermeable by the liquid contained within the tank or container.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Street Obstruction: A person or persons shall not erect, construct, place, or maintain any bumps, fences, gates, chains, bars, pipes, wood or metal horses or any other type of obstruction in or on any private street within the boundaries of the municipality without the written consent of the appropriate Fire Official. The word "street" used in this ordinance shall mean any roadway accessible for vehicular traffic, including but not limited to, private streets or access lanes within the boundaries of the municipality.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
B. 
Prior to the closing of any private street, notification shall be made to the appropriate Fire Official and the fire company in whose area the street is located. Such notice shall include why the street is to be closed, when the street is expected to be closed, and how long such closing is expected to last. Notification shall also be given upon the re-opening of the street.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 7-22-91 by Ord. No. 91-81; 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; 11-22-99 by Ord. No. 99-46; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Requirement, designation: Fire lanes shall be designated as follows for the efficient and effective use of fire apparatus, access for firefighting, and/or the egress of occupants.
[Amended 12-20-04 by Ord. No. 04-21]
1. 
Where needed: The Fire Official(s) of the local enforcing agencies may establish fire areas on property devoted to public and private use, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-3.2(a)3, F-311.1, including, but not by way of limitation, shopping centers, strip malls, bowling alleys, drive-in theaters, houses of worship, swimming pools, offices, warehouses, factories, restaurants, night clubs, etc., and similar uses.
The number, location, width, length, and markings shall be at the discretion of the appropriate Fire Official, when the markings detailed in § 102.20B cannot be strictly complied with.
Consideration is to be given to the size, type and location of the building or buildings, the number of persons using and occupying the premises, existing means of egress and ingress, the total area of the property including the size of parking lot or lots, and all other relevant factors.
2. 
Concurrent Jurisdiction: The Township Division of Police shall have the concurrent jurisdiction with the Local Enforcement Agencies to enforce the provisions of this section for the designated fire lanes approved by the Township Council.
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; 12-20-04 by Ord. No. 04-21]
3. 
Existing Fire Lanes: Any and all fire lanes created by prior ordinance are hereby continued in effect and when repairs or modifications are made to such fire lanes, they shall be brought into conformity with this code, as much as shall be practical in the appropriate Fire Official's judgement. The standard for exercise of said judgment shall conform to those contained in section 1 above.
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32]
B. 
Markings: The owner shall, within thirty (30) days of being given a notice to do so by the Fire Official, mark the lane(s) as follows
[Amended 11-22-99 by Ord. No. 99-46]:
1. 
Signs, with minimum dimensions of 12" x 18", constructed of metal and with raised red letters a minimum of two (2) inches in size on a white background shall be posted at a level of at least seven (7) feet above grade, indicating "NO PARKING ANY TIME", "PARKING IN DESIGNATED STALLS ONLY", or "NO STOPPING OR STANDING", at the Fire Official's discretion after giving due consideration to the needs of the fire service and the public. Immediately under these signs shall be another sign, with minimum dimensions of 12" x 6", saying "FIRE LANE" or "FIRE LANE NO ON-STREET PARKING". Spacing of signs shall be even with a minimum of one (1) sign for every one hundred (100) feet of fire lane or part thereof, or as ordered by the appropriate Fire Official. All signs and markings must be unobstructed and visible for a distance of at least one hundred (100) feet when viewed from a position approximately five (5) feet above the ground while in the fire lane.
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; 11-22-99 by Ord. No. 99-46]
2. 
The area of a fire lane on improved areas shall be delineated along its entire length with yellow lines eighteen (18) inches in width. Between the yellow lines shall be marked "NO PARKING ANY TIME" in yellow letters eighteen (18) inches in height. The number of times this wording is to be repeated shall be at the discretion of the appropriate Fire Official, with the recommended spacing to be at one hundred (100) foot intervals and spaced so as to be between and alternate with the metal signs required above. If the designated fire lane abuts a curb, the curbing shall be yellow in color where it abuts the fire lane.
[Amended 7-22-91 by Ord. No. 91-81; 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32]
3. 
Definitions: For the purposes of fire lane enforcement, the following terms are defined
[Added 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; amended 11-22-99 by Ord. No. 99-46; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
FIRE AREA
Shall mean the same as FIRE LANE.
FIRE LANE
Shall mean an area necessary to provide safety for the public or to provide proper access for fire department operations in the event of an emergency.
NO ON-STREET PARKING
Shall mean that a vehicle may not be parked along the street unless loading or unloading passengers, or materials with a time limit of three (3) minutes.
[Added 11-22-99 by Ord. No. 99-46]
NO PARKING ANY TIME
Shall mean that a vehicle may not be parked within the designated area unless loading or unloading passengers, or materials with a time limit of three (3) minutes.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
NO STOPPING OR STANDING
Shall mean that no vehicle may be stopped or standing within the designated zone whether or not attended or unattended, with or without the motor running, or brakes set.
PARKING IN DESIGNATED STALLS ONLY
Shall mean that a vehicle may only be parked within an area so designated for parking.
[Added 11-22-99 by Ord. No. 99-46]
C. 
Size: Fire lanes for vehicle access shall be a minimum of eighteen (18) feet in width or as approved by the appropriate Fire Official. Fire lanes for egress of occupants shall be a minimum of at least the width of the exit way served.
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32]
D. 
Notification: Once a fire lane has been designated by the appropriate Fire Official, approved as provided above and properly marked by the owner of the premises, the appropriate Fire Official shall notify the Police Department, Construction Code Agency and Municipal Court Administrator in writing of the existence and location of the designated Fire Lane(s).
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
E. 
Unpaved Areas: Unpaved fire lanes installed on public or private property shall comply with the "Fire Lane Typical Details" installation methods blueprint available from the East Brunswick Engineering Department and be approved by the appropriate Fire Official. Selection of a method to be used as per the typical details shall be subject to the approval of the appropriate Fire Official. Signs and markings shall be provided as required by the appropriate Fire Official and this code.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
F. 
Restricted Areas: Gates, chains or other approved methods utilized to prevent unauthorized access to fire lanes shall be approved by the appropriate Fire Official prior to installation, provided such restrictions will not impede access by firefighting apparatus. The appropriate Fire Official shall determine whether any changes or deviations from the appropriate methods may be utilized.
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
G. 
Installation, Maintenance: Fire lanes shall be installed and maintained by the owner of the premises or a designee in conformity with the provisions of this ordinance. Fire lanes in existence prior to the enactment of this ordinance shall be required to conform to the provisions herein at the discretion of the appropriate Fire Official. Fire Lanes must be accessible for fire apparatus use at all time.
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
H. 
Parking, standing and obstruction prohibited
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32]:
1. 
Designated fire lanes shall be maintained free of snow and obstructions, including vehicles, at all times.
[Amended 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32]
2. 
The appropriate Fire Official, his designee, or a police officer of the Township of East Brunswick shall have the authority to remove or have removed such obstructions or vehicles as may violate Section 102-20.H1 above, at the expense of the owner of the premises in the case of obstructions or at the expense of the owner of the vehicle. The presumption of ownership may be overcome by proof furnished to the satisfaction of the Municipal Court or Superior Court, Law Division, that some other person was the actual offender.
[Added 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32]
3. 
It shall be a separate violation of this code for any driver or operator of any motor vehicle to fail to present a drivers license and/or vehicle registration upon demand of any person authorized to enforce this ordinance when requested as part of the enforcement procedure.
[Added 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32]
I. 
Notice of Violation: The appropriate Fire Official(s) or Fire Inspectors may complete a Municipal Summons, or a Notice of Violations, and said summons or Notice of Violations shall be issued to all offenders by personally serving same upon any offender, or, if the offender is not attendant to the vehicles, shall leave the notice under the windshield wiper or otherwise attached to the vehicle in a manner reasonably calculated to ensure that the offender received said notice upon his or her return to the vehicle.
[Added 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
J. 
This Ordinance shall supersede any and all provisions of any other ordinance promulgated for the enforcement of parking in fire lanes. Enforcement shall only be done by personnel from either the Department of Public Safety or the appropriate Local Enforcement Agencies. Personnel enforcing these provisions shall be either uniformed or carry appropriate identification.
[Added 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32]
K. 
Exception of appeal procedure: Sections 102-20.H1 through 102-20H3 above shall be exceptions to the appeal procedures in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.11 and therefore, shall not be considered appealable under that section.
[Added 10-27-97 by Ord. No. 97-32; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
General: All construction requiring a construction permit under N.J.A.C. 5:23, the Uniform Construction Code, shall comply with that code and the Fire Prevention Code regarding site fire safety. The term construction activities as used in this section shall refer to those construction activities which require a permit under the Uniform Construction Code.
B. 
Refuse Containers: All active construction sites and locations shall be provided with non-combustible refuse container(s) in such numbers as shall be necessary to contain all combustible refuse generated by the construction activities.
All combustible refuse, rubbish and debris shall be cleaned up and deposited in the container(s) on a daily basis. Refuse container(s) shall be a minimum of twenty (20) feet away from any building, structure, lot line or combustible material storage location.
C. 
Liquids and Gases: Flammable or combustible liquids and gases shall be stored, handled, and/or used in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Fire Prevention Code and the latest standards of the National Fire Protection Association.
D. 
Occupied Buildings: When construction activities take place in occupied buildings special fire safety precautions shall be taken as required by the appropriate Fire Official in accordance with the Fire Prevention Code.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
E. 
Fire Protection Equipment: When fire suppression, detection or alarm systems or devices are affected by construction activities, their down time shall be kept to a minimum. When possible, isolation of system components shall occur to ensure operation in unaffected areas.
Whenever fire protection systems or devices are removed from service, the appropriate Fire Official is to be notified and a fire watch shall be posted if deemed necessary by the appropriate Fire Official. When the area affected is of a high hazard use, normal operations and occupancy of the area may be required to be suspended by the appropriate Fire Official until protection is restored.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
F. 
Access: Temporary all-weather surface access roads, gravel or equivalent, capable of supporting a thirty (30) ton emergency vehicle shall be provided at all times for fire department vehicular access to all structures under construction and storage of combustible construction materials. Access to such locations shall be within one hundred (100) unobstructed feet at all times.
Every dead-end roadway more than three hundred (300) feet in length shall be provided at the closed end with a temporary turn around acceptable to the appropriate Fire Official.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
G. 
Water Supply: The fire protection water supply system, including hydrants shown on the approved site plan, shall be installed and in service prior to placing combustible building materials on the project site or utilizing them in the construction of buildings or structures. If phased construction is approved, coordinated phased installation of the fire protection water system shall be permitted as approved by the appropriate Fire Official with the following subsections as a minimum requirement.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
1. 
One and Two Family Dwellings: In one and two family dwelling developments, fire hydrant(s) shall be within three hundred (300) feet of combustible construction material and accessible by roadways as required in subsection F of this section.
2. 
Multi-Family Dwellings: In multi-family apartment, condominium and townhouse development(s), fire hydrants shall be within two hundred fifty (250) feet of combustible construction material and accessible by roadways as required by subsection F of this section.
3. 
Industrial, Commercial and Business Sites: Industrial, commercial, and business development sites shall be provided with fire hydrants as required by the appropriate Fire Official on a case by case basis, taking into consideration the planned construction activities and site design, with the minimum requirement being the installation of any required public water main(s) and/or fire hydrant(s) prior to the introduction of combustible materials to the site.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to obscure from view, damage, deface, obstruct, or restrict the access to any fire hydrant or any fire department connection for the pressurization of fire suppression systems, including fire hydrants and fire department connections that are located on public or private streets and access lanes, or on private property. Minimum clearance to any fire hydrant or connection shall be ten (10) feet in all directions.
[Added 1-8-88 by Ord. No. 87-894; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
Open Burning for any reason is hereby prohibited except where permits have been obtained from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Forest Fire Service, and the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency Fire Official. Open burning is defined as the burning of any material, in anything other than an approved device, or in an uncontained manner. Upon the recommendation of the appropriate Fire Official and the approval of the Director of Public Safety, the local fire departments may use open burning for training purposes only.
[Added 12-26-90 by Ord. No. 90-74; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
In accordance with the Uniform Fire Safety Act N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.1 et seq. and the Regulations for Fire Code Enforcement, N.J.A.C. 5:71-1.1 et seq., the East Brunswick Township Council hereby designates the Fire Commissioners of East Brunswick Township Fire District #1 as the local enforcing agency within the limits of Fire District #1. This designation shall be effective July 1, 1991.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
B. 
The Fire Official and such fire inspectors as may be necessary to enforce the Uniform Fire Code shall be appointed by the Fire Commissioners of Fire District #1. The Fire Commissioners of District #1 shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code. All fees required for periodic inspections shall be in accordance with the fee schedule incorporated in Chapter 102 of the East Brunswick Code. All Sections of Chapter 102 conflicting with this ordinance with regard to Fire District #1 are hereby amended accordingly.
C. 
The Commissioners of Fire District #1 shall be delegated the power and authority to adopt rules and regulations by resolution to effectuate the purposes of this ordinance, provided that no such resolution shall conflict herewith. Whenever reference is made herein to the Fire Commissioners of District #1, this is intended to mean the Commissioners of Fire District #1.
[Added 2-9-98 by Ord. No. 98-5; 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Definitions:
The following definitions shall apply to this Chapter 102-25:
BUILDING NUMBER
a number designation existent or assigned to a dwelling unit, commercial property, or industrial building in the Township.
AUXILIARY BUILDING NUMBER
A number designation for a cluster of units sharing common walls within a subdivision or industrial building or corporate complex, subdivided in order to accommodate more than one (1) tenant.
MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL
The Director of Planning and Engineering or the Director of Public Safety, or the Fire Official of the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency whichever is appropriate in accordance with section B or section J of this Chapter 102-25.
B. 
Uniform System for Building Numbering.
1. 
The Director of Planning and Engineering shall prepare, with the concurrence of the Director of Public Safety, a property numbering plan and program for the Township of East Brunswick.
2. 
The Director of Planning and Engineering is empowered to assign building numbers and auxiliary building numbers for all existing properties and all properties henceforth constructed in the Township following the effective date of this Ordinance and to assign auxiliary building numbers for those existing properties without said numbers and to re-number properties within the Township where deemed to be in the best interest of public safety.
C. 
Building Number Signs.
All required building number signs shall be displayed in a prominent and legible manner, so as to be highly visible from said public or private street on which the building fronts.
D. 
Auxiliary Building Number Signs.
Auxiliary building number signs shall be provided where deemed necessary by the Director of Planning and Engineering or the Fire Official of the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency. Said signs shall be displayed along the public or private street from which access is gained to the building. Said signs shall be highly visible from said public or private street.
E. 
Multiple Dwelling Number Signs.
Building number and auxiliary building number signs required in multiple dwelling projects, corporate parks and similar complex developments, shall be installed in uniform locations, to the extent possible.
F. 
Display of Signs.
Building number signs and auxiliary building number signs shall be mounted on the building, except in those cases where it is deemed necessary to post signs at curbside adjacent to the building entrance. The Township shall reserve the right to require posting of signs at both curbside and on the building where deemed necessary in the best interest of public safety. Numbers may be placed on curbside mailboxes provided they appear on each side of the mailbox and are at least two (2") inches in height. All other numbers must be a least four (4") inches in height and must be clearly visible from the street. If numbers are painted, the color must contrast with the color of surrounding surfaces. Numbers may be on house doors or screen doors if they are also on another part of the building.
1. 
Each structure shall have one address in association with the roadway it is accessed by.
2. 
Unit subdivisions within a structure shall have auxiliary (suite) numbers in association with the main structure address.
a) 
Residential - Building number with unit numbers; 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204, etc.
b) 
Commercial - Building number with suite numbers; 400 Anyplace Court, suite 1, suite 2, suite 3, or suite A, Suite B, suite C, etc.
3. 
Looped roadways, courts, and private development addresses shall be assigned with the ascending numbers running in the same general direction as the road from which it is accessed or parallel streets whenever possible.
4. 
Addresses of structures opposing each other along a roadway shall be near each other in sequence even if some numbers must be dropped.
5. 
All structures shall post the designated address on the building, preferably over the main entrance when clearly visible from the roadway the building faces on, or on a mailbox or driveway entrance address sign.
6. 
Each unit subdivision shall prominently post the units address alongside or immediately above the units entrance. For units with doors that are always in the closed position the unit address may be posted on the door.
7. 
Driveway entrance address signs shall be posted in addition to those on the building when necessarily for visibility from the roadway; clear delineation of the entrance; and when access to a particular unit is limited to one of several driveway entrances.
8. 
Multi-tenant buildings shall have all doors to the exterior posted with the individual unit address (front, rear, and sides), as well as the business name on the sides and rear for other than residential buildings.
9. 
All address designations and postings shall be determined in the interest of the public safety responders quickly locating a building or individual unit under emergency response conditions.
G. 
Buildings Having Multiple Entrances.
All buildings having multiple entrances shall have auxiliary signs posted on the buildings, which signs shall bear a letter or number identifying the entire building. Each dwelling unit in the building shall have its own identifying number or letter. All signs must be clearly visible from the street.
H. 
Maintenance.
Building number signs and auxiliary number signs as required by this article shall be periodically maintained as needed to provide continued high visibility. The property owner shall be responsible for said maintenance.
I. 
Notification of Postal Authorities.
The Director of Planning and Engineering shall be responsible for providing a copy of written notification establishing building numbers or auxiliary building numbers to the U.S. Post Master responsible for the areas in which property is located.
J. 
Enforcement.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
1. 
Any owner, agency, or a person or corporation who shall violate any provision of this ordinance or fail to comply therewith or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be subject to a penalty to be determined by the appropriate Fire Official. The effective date of the Enforcement provisions set forth in this Section shall be twelve (12) months for existing structures and twenty (20) days from the passage of this amendment for new structures.
2. 
The Fire Official of the appropriate Local Enforcing Agency shall be responsible to enforce this article as an amendment to N.J.A.C. 5:70 et seq., and penalties may be assessed as provided in the New Jersey Uniform Fire Prevention Code.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
3. 
The maximum penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be $1,000.00.
4. 
Each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
5. 
The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all may be appropriate for a particular case or violation.
[Added 12-14-98 by Ord. No. 98-30; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11; 3-18-13 by Ord. No. 13-05]
A. 
In accordance with the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.1 et seq., and the Regulations for Fire Code Enforcement, N.J.A.C. 5:18A-1.1 et seq., the East Brunswick Township Council hereby designates the Fire Commissioners of East Brunswick Township Fire District #2 as the Local Enforcing Agency within the limits of Fire District #2.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11; 3-18-13 by Ord. No. 13-05]
B. 
The Fire Commissioners of Fire District #2 shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code. All fees required for periodic inspections shall be in accordance with the fee schedule incorporated and amended from time to time in Chapter 102 of the East Brunswick Code. All sections of Chapter 102 conflicting with this ordinance with regard to Fire District #2 are hereby amended accordingly.
C. 
The Commissioners of Fire District #2 shall be delegated the power and authority to adopt rules and regulations by resolution to effectuate the purposes of this ordinance, provided that no such resolution shall conflict herewith. Whenever reference is made herein to the Fire Commissioners of District #2, this is intended to mean the Commissioners of Fire District #2.
[Added 12-14-98 by Ord. No. 98-31; amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11; 3-18-13 by Ord. No. 13-05]
A. 
In accordance with the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.1 et seq., and the Regulations for Fire Code Enforcement, N.J.A.C. 5:18A-1.1 et seq., the East Brunswick Township Council hereby designates the Fire Commissioners of East Brunswick Township Fire District #1 as the Local Enforcing Agency within the limits of Fire District #3. In accordance with this designation, the Commissioners of Fire District #3 shall discontinue their Interlocal Agreement with the Commissioners of Fire District #2 to provide all services of the LEA, and shall enter into a Shared Services Agreement as authorized by N.J.S.A. 40A:65-1 et seq. with Fire District #1, pursuant to which Fire District #1 shall provide the services of the LEA. The Commissioners of Fire District #3 retain the right to maintain, discontinue, or modify the Shared Services Agreement with the Commissioners of Fire District #1 at any time.
[Amended 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11; 3-18-13 by Ord. No. 13-05]
B. 
The Fire Commissioners of Fire District #1 shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code. All fees required for periodic inspections shall be in accordance with the fee schedule incorporated and amended from time to time in Chapter 102 of the East Brunswick Code. All sections of Chapter 102 that conflict with this ordinance with regard to Fire District #1 are hereby amended accordingly.
[Amended 3-18-13 by Ord. No. 13-05]
C. 
The Commissioners of Fire District #3 shall be delegated the power and authority to adopt rules and regulations by resolution to effectuate the purposes of this ordinance, provided that no such resolution shall conflict herewith. Whenever reference is made herein to the Fire Commissioners of District #3 this is intended to mean the Commissioners of Fire District #3.
[Added 3-27-06 by Ord. No. 06-11]
A. 
Whenever the appropriate Fire Marshal shall determine that on-site fire inspector(s) or firefighting personnel shall be required for fire watch as a result of fire protection system failure or deficiencies, or fire safety at any occupancy or event to insure the safety of the public or emergency responders, the owner or occupant responsible shall obtain a permit for the use or event.
1.  
The Fire Marshal shall determine the number of inspectors and/or firefighting personnel required.
2.  
The Fire Marshal shall determine the hours that the fire inspector(s) and/or firefighting personnel will be on duty.
3.  
The permit fee shall cover the expenses incurred by the Local Enforcing Agency.
4.  
The fee for the permit shall include:
a.  
Compensation for fire inspector(s) at $25.00 per hour Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, $37.50 per hour for Holidays, Saturdays, Sundays, and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 AM weekdays.
b.  
The rate for use of vehicles shall be $25.00 per hour.
c.  
Reimbursement rates for other related services, equipment, or expenses shall be provided to the owner by the Fire Marshal prior to the scheduled use or event.
5.  
Fire Marshal or designee(s) shall have the right of access to the premises and area surrounding it without interference from the property owner.
6.  
Failure to secure a permit shall be punishable by a penalty equal to amount of the permit plus $100.00 for the first offense, amount of the permit plus $250.00 for the second offense, amount of the permit plus $500.00 for the third and each subsequent offense.
7.  
Permit shall be required for each separate event or date of the activity requiring such a permit.
8.  
Any occupancy or event requiring fire apparatus and fire fighting personnel on site to insure the safety of the public and/or other occupants, and/or to insure the safety of any building and/or exposures shall reimburse the appropriate fire district. Fees shall be $150.00 per required fire apparatus unit per occurrence and $20.00 per hour per firefighter manning apparatus.
Editor's Note: The Appendix to Local Amendments Table is included as an attachment to this chapter.