Fire Prevention 2017-04-20T16:16:32+00:00

Fire Prevention

Raritan Fire Prevention works with all municipal agencies to help maintain the safety of all residents of the borough as well as those that work and visit here.

Contact

Fire Official: Frank N. D’Amore Jr.
fdamore@raritan-nj.org
Tel: (908) 231-9476

Location:

16 Anderson St.
Raritan, New Jersey 08869

Hours of Operation

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Services

  • Fire Safety Inspections in all businesses and rental properties
  • Smoke Detector Certification for the sale of dwellings
  • Public Fire Safety Education

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have an older home with battery operated smoke detectors you must have on on every occupied level of the home, basement, first floor, second, etc. If you have a newer home with hard wired or 110v smoke detectors run off of your homes electric you must make sure they all work and if they are interconnected, meaning when one goes off they all go off, you must make sure that they all operate as intended.

You also need a fire extinguisher, minimum size 2A, 10BC and no more than 10lbs. This must be mounted within 10 feet of your kitchen, preferably near an exit or a way out. You also need a Carbon Monoxide detector mounted within 10 feet of all sleeping areas. Homes with sleeping areas on multiple levels will need more than one.

The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety requires that all fire detection systems are inspected annually. You must contact your alarm company or have an electrician come and put the system on test while being inspected.
There is no statute of limitations for fire code violations. Just because a violation went unnoticed for days, months, or even years, does not negate the violation. Once it is written it must be corrected.