The Mount Olive Township, Office of the Fire Marshal was established in 1972. The primary responsibility of the Fire Marshal's Office is the enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and other local fire safety regulations. Major activities within the scope of this office include:
All fires occurring within Mt. Olive Township resulting in damage to property, death, serious injury or is considered suspicious in nature is investigated by the Mt. Olive Township Fire Marshal's Office, interacting with local and federal law enforcement and other investigating agencies to ensure a thorough investigation. The term "Fire Investigation" describes a broad range of activities that deal with post incident data gathering and analysis to document origin, cause, and development of a fire or explosion. Fire investigations are conducted to determine what can be learned from a particular fire incident in hopes of preventing a similar incident from occurring. If a fire is deemed to be intentionally set, the Fire Marshal will work closely with local law enforcement during the criminal aspect of the investigation.
Every commercial building and business in the township must be inspected yearly to ensure that all buildings abide by the Uniform Fire Codes of New Jersey. Some of the more common found violations that are found by the Fire Prevention Bureau are:
This type of inspection can only be done before the homeowner sells the house. This type of inspection is mandated by the State of New Jersey. A house cannot be sold without the completion of this inspection. This inspection is to ensure the house has a smoke detector on each level of the house, and a Carbon monoxide detector with in 10 feet of a bedroom on each level. In accordance to the Mt. Olive township ordinance § 89-1, all residential houses must be numbered. House numbers should be placed on the front of the house, and the on the mail box. A certification shall not be issued until all requirements are met. The Fee for this inspection is $40.00. The application is available at the municipal building, or downloads it here:
You may see around the town triangular shaped emblems mounted by the front doors of businesses, or on top of street signs. There will be either "R", an "F", or an "R/F", in the center of this triangular sign. This helps the Fire Department identify witch structures use this type of construction.
The Bureau is available for civic meetings and businesses to discuss and promote fire safety. The bureau also teaches at the various schools during Fire Prevention Week along with the local fire departments. Some of the many topics we can discuss with your group are as follows:
If you would like the bureau to speak at your meeting feel free to contact us at:
(973) 691-0900 x7325 - Fire Marshal
(973) 691-0900 x7326 - Fire Inspector