Fire Prevention Bureau

Fire PRevention

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.


  • Fire Inspections
  • Cause and Origin Investigations
  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Public Education
  • Issuing Permits

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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.

Fire Prevention Contact

Fire Marshal:

Charles Guarino

Fire Inspector:
Jeffrey Wanco

Fire Inspector:
Tom Rielly

Fire Inspector:
Lou Nicarus

One Memorial Drive
2nd Floor
Fire Marshall - Room 106
Captain & Inspectors - Room 108
Lodi, NJ 07644

8:30am - 4pm

Tel: (973) 859-7429
Fax: (973) 859-7446

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