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The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for fire safety inspections in what is known as life hazard use buildings, local businesses,
non-owner occupied one and two family homes, as well as multiple dwellings. The bureau conducts approximately 2,200 inspections per year with
additional re-inspections of those businesses and dwellings found to be in violation of the New Jersey state fire code.
Q: What is the difference between fire prevention and the fire department?
A: The Fire Department suppresses the fire. The Fire Prevention Bureau then conducts a Cause and Origin Investigation. The
Fire Prevention Bureau is empowered by State statute/law to enforce the International Fire Code, New Jersey Edition.
Q: Why do I have to pay for a yearly fire inspection?
A: Fees are collected as per the NJ state fire code.
Q: What is the definition of non-owner occupied?
A: Simply put, it is a one or two family structure which the owner rents but does not reside.
Q: What type of fire extinguisher should i have?
A: An ABC fire extinguisher will be effective on all types of home fires if used with proper knowledge.
One Memorial Drive
2nd Floor, Room 205
Lodi, NJ 07644
8:30am - 4pm
Tel: (973) 859-7429
Fax: (973) 859-7446
Borough of Lodi
1 Memorial Drive
Lodi, NJ 07644
T: (973) 365-4005