Borough of Roselle, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle 11-9-1977 as Ord. No. 1423. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 66.
Each guest room, suite or sleeping area of Use Group R-1 (residential, hotel, motel, lodging house, boardinghouse and dormitory) and each dwelling unit within buildings of Use Groups R-2 (residential, multifamily), R-3 (residential, one- and two- family) and R-4 (detached one- and two-family) shall be provided with a minimum of one approved smoke detector installed in a manner and location approved by the authority having jurisdiction and in compliance with applicable sections of N.F.P.A. Standard No. 74 for the installation, maintenance and use of house fire-warning systems and the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (the BOCA Basic Building Code 1975).
No single-family or multifamily residence shall be sold or rented, unless and until the residence meets the requirements as stated in § 100-1.
An approved smoke detector shall be either a photoelectric and/or ionization type with an Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., or F.M. label affixed to same.
The installation of any and all smoke detectors shall be inspected before the new owner has taken deed. Inspection shall be made by the Fire Prevention Bureau.
The installation of any and all smoke detectors, battery operated or hard wire, shall be in accordance with the approved method of the manufacturer and the Fire Prevention Bureau, as to the area to be installed and the number of detectors required. All such equipment and installations shall comply with regulations established by N.F.P.A. Standard No. 74 and the State Uniform Construction Code Act, where applicable.
It shall be the sole responsibility of the owner to maintain the operation of all smoke detectors after they have been inspected by the Fire Prevention Bureau.
[Added 5-24-1995 by Ord. No. 1976; amended 10-21-1998 by Ord. No. 2079]
In any and all one- and two-family houses where the owner or the holder of the title does not occupy the premises, the building shall be equipped with an interconnected smoke alarm system with battery backup. Those smoke alarms shall be installed and maintained in accordance with §§ 100-5 and 100-6 of the Code of the Borough of Roselle, New Jersey.