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MENDHAM BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION 

John A. Zaragoza

Fire Marshal 

6 W. Main Street

Mendham, NJ 07945

973-543-7152 x *12

fireinspector@mendhamnj.org

 

Mendham Bureau of Fire Prevention has the responsibility and authority to enter, investigate and perform routine fire inspections of all buildings, structures and properties in Mendham Borough with the exception of owner occupied 1 & 2 family dwellings.

Our primary responsibility is the enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Safety Act and related Statutes through the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and other local fire safety regulations.  This includes the inspection of all Life Hazard Use properties, Non-Life Hazard Use businesses, offices and multi-family residences.

Additional duties of the Fire Prevention Bureau include: certification of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms and portable fire extinguishers before the resale or reoccupancy of 1 and 2 family homes, complaint investigation, fire safety permit control, issuance of violation and penalty notices for failure to comply with the law, community fire protection planning, and public fire safety education.  The Bureau also assists the Mendham Borough Police Department and the Mendham Fire Department in Fire Investigations to determine origin and cause, and Fire Lane enforcement.

 

Mendham Bureau of Fire Prevention Policy Pursuant to COVID-19 Containment & Suppression Measures:  

As of Monday, June 15, 2020, the Mendham Borough Fire Prevention Bureau will be amending the emergency procedures established in April in an effort to contain and suppress the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.

-Commercial Fire Inspection and Re-inspection Operations will resume.

-All in-person Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide, and Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspections will continue to utilize the self-inspection and affidavit approach until further notice.

 To apply for a certificate of compliance from the Fire Prevention Bureau, please fill out the “SMOKE DETECTOR, CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM, AND PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSPECTION” found on the “Forms Center” on the Mendham Borough Website.

The application MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY & SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF A NOTARY IN ORDER TO BE VALID. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS.

-The application & application fee may be mailed to:

Mendham Fire Prevention 6 W. Main Street Mendham, NJ 07945

-The application may also be dropped off at the Bower’s Building drive through during regular business hours or dropped off the in SEWER & TAX PAYMENT BOX after hours.

Any questions about the application procedure or fees please contact Karen Orgera at 973-543-7152 ext. *10 or by email korgera@mendhamnj.org. For technical questions about the placement of smoke detectors, etc. please contact the Fire Marshal John Zaragoza at 973-543-7152 ext. * 12 or fireinspector@mendhamnj.org 

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 9-1-1 FOR ASSISTANCE.  





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