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15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069


Mon-Thu: 8am-4pm
Fri: 8am-1pm
 15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Fire Prevention

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15 Mountain Boulevard
Watchung, NJ 07069

(908) 756-0080 x 235

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Thomas M. McNulty
Fire Official
908-756-0091 ext. 235
Email: [email protected]

Fire Prevention Information

The Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible for a multitude of inspections and services to the public. The local enforcement agency enforces the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it, in all buildings, structures and premises within the Borough of Watchung.

Owners of one and two family dwellings used for residential purposes are required to apply for and obtain the required Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance prior to any change in the occupancy. This Inspection is scheduled with the owner upon receipt of a completed Application and fee.

The Bureau of Fire Prevention handles all complaints that violate the Uniform Fire Code for the State of New Jersey and The Watchung Borough Ordinances. The Fire Official performs required Origin and Cause investigations of fire incidents and provides public fire prevention programs in conjunction with the Watchung Volunteer Fire Department.

Lithium-ion Battery Safety

New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Highlights the Importance of Lithium-ion Battery Safety

The public is using an increasing number of lithium-ion batteries in devices such as smartphones, laptops, e-cigarettes, e-bikes, cars and more due to their ability to store a significant amount of energy in a small space. While they are safe to use and offer many benefits if handled improperly they may explode and cause extreme fires. The likelihood of lithium-ion batteries overheating, catching on fire, and even leading to explosions increases when they are damaged or improperly used, charged, or stored. By following safety guidelines, you can mitigate the potential risks. For information on how to safely use and store lithium batteries, check out the flyer posted or please visit: https://www.nj.gov/dca/news/news/2023/approved/20230630c.shtml

Lithium-ion Battery Safety
Lithium-ion Battery Safety Flyer

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