Department of Fire Prevention

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Duties of the Department of Fire Prevention consist of the enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, inspecting all commercial buildings and tenants, schools, places of assembly and multi-family dwellings.

The Department of Fire Prevention is a multi-task department serving the Township of Mahwah. In addition to conducting fire code inspections at commercial locations, Fire Prevention also provides public fire safety education programs.

Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide, and Portable Fire Extinguisher (CSACMAPFEC N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19) 

Another task performed by Fire Prevention, is the State of New Jersey required certification of smoke detector operation in the resale of homes and a change of tenants. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the home inspection process has been altered.  To apply for a certification, a packet will be handed out (or download the three files below), that has the paperwork needed to complete the certification and inspection process.  Included in the packet are three documents, that are downloadable, they are: the affidavit for the inspection, the homeowner’s instructions and the instructions to return the affidavit to complete the certification and inspection.  All fees are to be returned with the affidavit and all pictures are to be emailed for the visual reference. The pictures are used so that we can see that the proper devices were installed according the instructions.

For further information, please contact the Department of Fire Prevention during normal office hours Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3 pm.