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Extinguisher Placement and Spacing

Portable fire extinguishers can be an effective early response to a developing fire, if they are installed and used properly. In this section, we are going to review general information about the placement and spacing of portable fire extinguishers. If employees use portable fire extinguishers to fight small fires, they must be installed in all…
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NJESA ADVISORY ALERT: Adopted Carbon Monoxide Regulations Clarification

Due to inaccurate information circulating, there has been some confusion regarding the effective date and requirements of the adopted carbon monoxide regulations. On June 5, 2017, NJ adopted changes to the Fire Safety Code Subchapter 4. 5:70-4.9 automatic fire and carbon monoxide alarms. The adopted changes go into effect 90 days after the adoption date…
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New Jersey’s Home Fire Problem & Solution

In 2013, 60 civilians and four firefighters died from fire, with the majority of these deaths occurring in residential settings. Home fire sprinklers can cut the risk of dying from a fire by 80 percent. In the event of a house fire, homeowners can expect financial losses 90 percent lower than those that occur from fires in unsprinklered homes. According to…
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Windowless Basement – Sprinkler or Supervised Automatic Fire Alarm

The Department has been receiving a great number of calls from property owners and contractors regarding the requirements for windowless basements. Many have been receiving citations for Uniform Fire Code (UFC) violations. All buildings regulated by Subchapter 4 of the UFC (those that received a construction permit to build before 01/01/77) have been required to…
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