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Welcome to the Westampton Township Emergency Services Bureau of Fire Prevention!  

As the Fire Official in Westampton Township, I am the person charged with enforcing the NJ Uniform Fire Code, Township Ordinances, and all other applicable regulations and laws in all properties within the boundaries of Westampton Township.  In certain circumstances, owner occupied one and two family dwellings also fall under the jurisdiction of the Fire Official. I have a staff of 10 certified fire inspectors who work in the Bureau and perform inspections each month throughout the township. The fire code does require the Fire Official to be notified of all fires within the township, which includes residential buildings and charges the Fire Official to investigate the origin and cause of the fire.

Within the State of NJ, there are two classifications of registrations for the businesses. The two classes are as follows: Life Hazard Use (LHU) or Non-Life Hazard Use (NLHU). The state has published a registration guidebook that each Fire Official uses to classify a new or existing registration.

In our town we have a mixture of both Life Hazard uses and Non-Life Hazard uses. Let me give you an example of each: An example of an LHU would be Hampton Inn Hotel on Rt. 541 at Hancock Lane. An example of a NLHU would be Dunkin Donuts at Rt. 541 and Woodlane Rd.

The Fire Code has a fee schedule set for the LHU registrations and the Township has a square foot fee ordinance for the NLHU businesses. The operation and funding of the Bureau of Fire Prevention is paid for 100% from the inspection fee’s collected. No individual homeowner tax dollars pay for this operation. Our Bureau also performs Smoke Alarm/CO Alarm inspections along with a fire extinguisher at time of resale of residential properties.

Over the years the fire code has helped lower the number of actual fires across the state. The code is a tool to be used to prevent fires and make the businesses and places of assembly safe for employees, visitors and the emergency personnel who may have to respond to an incident at an individual business.

The Westampton Township Bureau of Fire Prevention is always available to answer any questions or offer fire prevention related information. Please contact my office anytime at 609-267-2041, ext. 215 or by email at firemarshal@wtes.us. Thank you and practice fire safety each and every day.

Fire Marshal

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Westampton Emergency Services
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