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Fire Prevention

Who to Contact about Fire Prevention Related Questions

  • Fire Prevention Related - Fire Marshal Jim Hall x7179
  • Fire Prevention Secretary - Lisa Litz x7677
  • Fire Prevention Specialist - Tom Leese x7677
  • Fire Prevention Specialist - Mike Oakley x7677
  • Fire Prevention Specialist - Jim Jones x7677

SDL Online Permit Portal

To facilitate the permit process the Code Enforcement Office is transitioning to Ewing's SLD Online Portal and encourages applicants to use it also.  With the use of the Portal, there is no longer a need to travel to the municipal building, or make phone calls to department offices. Instead, you can find resources you need online.   

  • Click here to view detailed instructions for use.  (printable copy)  
  • Click here to view the status of your application.  
  • Click here to request an inspection.
  • Click here to file a Code Enforcement complaint

Responsibilities

  • Inspection of all commercial buildings and common areas of multiple dwellings for enforcement of / compliance with the Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey.
  • Investigate fires in accordance with the aforementioned Uniform Fire Code.
  • Coordinate data with the three township fire companies.

Registration

All commercial buildings must be registered with the Division of Fire Prevention. Ewing Township’s Fire Registration form can be downloaded from the Fire Prevention section of our Forms page.

Inspections are performed according to the  State Uniform Fire Code (Subchapter 3) and the Fire Code Administrative Regulations  (Scroll down to Chapter 70) .

Knox Box Program

Established for businesses to provide a Knox Box to be mounted on the exterior of the building, providing emergency phone numbers, information and access for the fire department[s] outside of business hours.

Changes to the Fire Code for Residential Rental and Resale Properties

Please be advised that important changes have been made recently to the NJ Uniform Fire Code that affect both residential rental properties and residential properties that are being resold.  These inspection changes help to reduce the fire risk to occupants that are typical to residential properties.

Smoke Alarms

Ten-year sealed battery-powered single station smoke alarms are now required for any residential property transfer.  Any residential rental property currently utilizing detectors that have replaceable batteries MUST BE REPLACED with the ten year sealed battery type. This includes combination detectors (smoke/carbon monoxide). You may not replace any A.C. powered single or multiple station smoke alarms with battery-powered smoke alarms.   A/C-powered smoke alarms shall be accepted as meeting all the requirements as of January 1st, 2019.  See N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 for full explanation of the requirements. 

Fire Extinguishers

Portable fire extinguishers must be installed within 10 feet of the kitchen and located in the path of egress within full view and readily accessible.  They must be mounted so that the top is not more than 5 feet above the floor using the manufacturer's hanging bracket with the operating instructions clearly visible.  The owner’s manual must be provided during the inspection and left for the new occupant. 

The extinguisher shall be an approved listed and labeled type with a minimum rating of 2A-10B:C and no more than 10 pounds.  Please note that anything less than a 3 lb. extinguisher will NOT satisfy this requirement.   The extinguisher must also be serviced and tagged as operational by a certified Division of Fire Safety contractor within the past 12 months or the seller must have a receipt for a recently purchased extinguisher.  Again see N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 section (e) for the full explanation of the requirements. 

Fire Prevention Forms


Contact

Fire Marshal
James Hall
p: 609-883-2900 x7179

Lisa Litz, Administrative Assistant
p: (609) 883-2900 x7677

Mailing Address
Construction Office
Township of Ewing
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Hours of Operation
M, T, Th, F - 8:30am - 4pm
**Closed Wednesdays**



 
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Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
 

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

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