Fire Prevention Bureau

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The Fort Lee Fire Prevention Bureau is a multifaceted department staffed by full time and part time employees and is responsible for the enforcement of all state and local fire codes within the Borough of Fort Lee. Normal hours of operation are Monday Through Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Inspectors are also on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Staff Assistance

The professional and friendly secretarial staff of the Fire Prevention Bureau will assist the public with: 

  • Applications for Continuing Certificate of Occupancy
  • Complaints
  • Copies of Fire Reports
  • Free Services Including Needs Assistance, Tot Finder and Pet Finder
  • Knox Lock Box Applications
  • Police and Fire False Alarm Penalties

They also manage scheduling appointments for inspections, and answering questions and concerns.

Duties

The fire inspector’s regular duties consist of: 

  • Fire Lane Enforcement
  • An Investigation of Complaints
  • Public Education
  • Routine Fire Inspections
  • Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Compliance

Additional Duties

In addition to these duties, all inspectors are trained as medical first responders and certified in the use of defibrillators, trained as fire investigators to determine the origin and cause of fires, explosions, or hazardous material spills. Lastly, the Fire Prevention Bureau responds to all active Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms during working hours to relieve the burden from the Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Department.

Vehicle Equipment

All the inspectors’ vehicles are equipped with: 

  • Carbon Monoxide Detection Devices
  • External Automatic Defibrillator (AED)
  • Forcible Entry Tools
  • Medical Supplies
  • Oxygen
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)