Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention

About The Bureau

The Fire Prevention Bureau has the responsibility and authority to enter, investigate and perform routine fire inspections of all buildings, structures and properties in the Township of Lyndhurst with the exception owner-occupied detached one and two-family dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes as required by the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.

It is our responsibility to enforce the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and other local fire safety regulations. This includes the inspection of all Life Hazard Use Properties as defined by Uniform Fire Code (i.e. gas stations, schools, nursing homes, daycare facilities, auto repair/auto body shops, places of assembly and large retail operations, etc.) and the inspection of all Non-Life Hazard businesses, offices and multi-family residences and other structures in the Township of Lyndhurst.

Additional duties of the Bureau of Fire Prevention are to investigating complaints, fire investigations, issuance of fire safety permits, issuance of violation notices and penalty notices for failure to comply with the law, and Fire Prevention Week activities.

The Bureau derives its primary funding from Life Hazard and Non Life Hazard Use registration fees. All moneys collected are solely used in the enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, in public education programs and for materials and expenses related to fire inspections, investigations and prevention programs

Non-Life Hazard Use Registration and Inspections

The Lyndhurst Bureau of Fire Prevention is always striving to provide optimal services to the business community and to promote a fire safe community. It is the intent of the Bureau of Fire Prevention to promote a fire safe community through annual cyclical inspections of all premises and structures within the jurisdiction of the Borough with the exception of owner-occupied detached one and two-family dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes as required by the State of New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. .

Non-Life Hazard Use Registration Fees Schedule

In addition to the inspection and permit fees established by the New Jersey Uniform Fire Safety Act and pursuant to the regulations of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, the following additional annual Local Registration Fees for non-life hazard use groups shall be collected for each individual use and occupancy as described below in the Fee Schedule at the following link:

View Non Life Hazard Fees Here

"Permits shall be required, and obtained from the local enforcing agency for the activities specified in this section, except where they are an integral part of a process or activity by reason of which a use is required to be registered and regulated as a life hazard use. Permits shall at all times be kept in the premises designated therein and shall at all times be subject to inspection by the Fire Official." [N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7(a)]

This list represents the more common items for which a fire safety permit is required; please refer to the code requirements as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7 for any additional information. View the list here.

There are various fees associated with each type of permit which can be viewed here.

Home Fire Safety Guides for Those With Disabilities

Research shows that people with disabilities have a higher risk for being injured or killed in a fire. So, the guides below will help you:

  • Make sure your smoke alarm is working
  • Create and practice a home escape plan
  • Reduce fire risks in your home

Review the various guides available by specific disabilities below.

Consumer Recalls

The US Government Consumer Product Safety Commission issues recall notices on various products. There are some Fire Prevention devices and/or equipment, such as smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, etc. To check whether the fire safety devices you are using are safe, check the CPSC website.

Contact

Fire Official:

Fire Inspectors:
Michael Errichiello
Michael Cerbo

Location:
253 Stuyvesant Ave.
Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071

Tel: (201) 933-3079
Fax: (201) 933-3901

Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-1pm