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§ 14-19. Smoke detectors in residential dwellings; inspection fee; violations and penalties. [Added 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 71-2005]
 
  1. The Fire Bureau shall inspect all residential occupancies for compliance with the required number of approved smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and portable fire extinguishers in accordance with the Township of Wayne ordinances and the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. [Amended 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 71-2005]
  2. Fire Bureau inspection shall occur prior to the time of resale, renting. or change of occupancy for residential purposes. Upon inspection, a certificate of smoke detector, carbon monoxide and portable fire extinguisher compliance (CSDCMAPFEC) shall be issued by the Fire Official.
  3. Where applicable, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors may be battery-operated units, as approved by the Fire Official. Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors shall be UL-listed, FM-approved or carry the seal of an authorized, recognized approval agency.
  4. Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed as recommended by the manufacturer and approved by the Fire Official or his authorized representative. Portable fire extinguishers shall be installed in accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19
  5. The inspection fee for the issuance of a certificate of smoke detector, carbon monoxide and portable fire extinguisher compliance for all residential dwellings, except multiple-family dwellings, shall be as follows:
    1. Inspection requests received at least seven (7) business days prior to scheduled date of inspection: $50.00;
    2. Inspection requests received within 3 to 6 business days prior to scheduled date of inspection: $75.00;
    3. Inspection requests received less than three (3) business days prior to the scheduled date of inspection: $100.00
    4. Re inspection fees
    5. Fees for the reinspection of any residential property, except multiple family dwellings, shall be as provided in Chapter 75, Fees.
§ 14-22. Appeals.
 
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,EN any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Wayne.
 
5:70-2.3 CERTIFICATE OF SMOKE DETECTOR AND CARBON MONOXIDE COMPLIANCE
    1. Before any Use Group R-3 structure is sold, leased, or otherwise made subject to a change of occupancy for residential purposes, the owner shall obtain a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide compliance, evidencing compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19, from the appropriate enforcing agency.
    2. The owner, or the authorized agent of the owner, shall apply for a CSDCMAC on a form provided by the enforcing agency.
    3. A CSDCMAC shall not be transferable. If the change of occupancy specified in the application for a CSDCMAC does not occur within six months, a new application is required.
5:70-4.19 SMOKE DETECTORS FOR ONE AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS
    1. In all Use GroupR-3 dwellings subject to the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3, smoke detectors shall be installed as follows:
      1. On each level of the premises; and
      2. Outside of each separate sleeping area
    2. The smoke detectors required in (a) above shall be located in accordance with NFPA 74 listed in N.J.A.C. 5:70 – Appendix 3A, incorporated herein by reference, and maintained in working order.
Effective April 7, 2003 Carbon Monoxide Alarms are required to be provided in the immediate vicinity of all sleeping rooms in all buildings of use groups I-1, R-1, R-2, R-3(single family homes) and R-4
that contain a fuel burning appliances or have attached garages.
 
Whenever a one or two family home is sold, leased or otherwise made subject to a change of occupancy, the owner seller shall apply for a "Certificate of Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Compliance" (CSDCMAC). Carbon Monoxide Detectors must meet the following conditions:
 
  1. The Carbon Monoxide alarm is required to be manufactured, listed and labeled in accordance with UL 2034.
  2. The Carbon Monoxide Alarm is permitted to be a battery powered, hardwired or plug in type.
  3. The Carbon Monoxide Alarm may be located on the wall, ceiling, or other location as specified in the manufacturers installation instructions.
  4. The Carbon Monoxide notification appliance is required to be clearly audible in all bedrooms over background noise levels and with all intervening doors closed, with a minimum rating of 85dBA at 10 feet.
HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
  • Appointments should be scheduled at least one week in advance.
  • Contact the Wayne Fire Inspection Bureau at 973-694-1800 ext. 3300
  • Or by E-mail using the attached form.
  • Or by fax, print this form and fax it to 973-305-9251.
  • Smoke detector inspections are scheduled Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., each inspection takes approximately 20 minutes.
RESIDENTIAL FEES
  • Inspection requests received at least seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled date of inspection: $50.00;
  • Inspection requests received within 3 to 6 business days prior to the scheduled date of inspection; $75.00;
  • Inspection requests received less than (3) business days prior to the scheduled date of inspection: $100.00.
RESIDENTIAL SMOKE DETECTOR SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • All smoke detectors need to be UL approved.
If you have no smoke detectors you must install them prior to the change of occupancy.
  • For 1 and 2 family residences without hardwired smoke detection systems, you may utilize battery-operated detectors, available at local stores.
  • Purchase and install the smoke detectors in the recommended locations.
If you have existing battery powered smoke detectors:
  • Install fresh batteries.
  • Test smoke detectors to be sure they are operational.
If you have (or ever before had) hardwired smoke detectors, which is a system where all smoke detectors sound at once if any one detects smoke, if your home was constructed after 1977, or if a hardwired system was required during remodeling or renovation:
  • The hardwired smoke detectors must be operational.
  • Once hardwired smoke detectors have been installed, the house must forever be protected by hardwired smoke detectors.
If you have a central station fire/security alarm, and the system automatically notifies an alarm company:
  • Someone on premise needs to have knowledge on how to operate the system, alarm company phone number, pass code, and how to reset the system.
WHERE TO LOCATE DETECTORS:firedet
  • Detectors are to be located on every level of a residence, (basement, first floor, second floor) excluding crawl spaces and unfinished attics, and in every separate sleeping area, between sleeping areas and living areas such as the kitchen, garage, basement or utility room. In homes with only one sleeping area on one floor, a detector is to be placed in the hallway outside the bedrooms as shown In Figure 1. In single floor homes with two separate sleeping areas, two detectors are required, outside each sleeping area as shown In Figure 2. In multi-level homes, detectors are to be located outside sleeping areas and at every finished level of the home as shown in Figure 3. Basement level detector: are to be located in close proximity to the bottom of basement stairwells as shown In Figure 4.
WHERE NOT TO LOCATE DETECTORS:
  • To avoid false alarms and/or improper operation, avoid Installation of smoke detectors in the following areas:
  • Kitchen smoke from cooking may cause a nuisance alarm.
  • Bathrooms-excessive steam from a shower may cause a nuisance alarm.
  • Near forced air ducts-used for heating or air conditioning-air movement may prevent smoke from reaching detector.
  • Near furnaces of any type-air and dust movement and normal combustion products may cause a nuisance alarm.
  • The 4 inch "Dead Air" space where the ceiling meets the wall, as shown In Figure 5.
  • The peak of an "A" frame type of ceiling- Dead Ale" at the top may prevent smoke from reaching detector.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON DETECTOR PLACEMENT:
 
For further Information about detector placement consult the National Protection Association's Standard No. 741984, titled "Household Fire Warning Equipment" This publication may be obtained by writing to the Publication Sales Department, National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park , Quincy , MA . 02269.
 
Wayne Township Fire Inspection Bureau
475 Valley Road
Wayne , New Jersey 07470
 
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone (973) 694-1800 ext. 3300
Fax (973) 305-9251

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Wayne, NJ 07470
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