Fire Prevention

                   
   

FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION
Public Safety Department
Ross Kownatsky, Fire Official

 
   

 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: CALL 911

OFFICE ADDRESS:
City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

OFFICE HOURS:
M–F 9am–5pm

MAP: City Hall Location
TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 171
FAX: 609-386-3362
CELL: 
E-MAIL:rkownatsky@burlingtonnj.us

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FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION

 

The Fire Official heads the Fire Prevention Division. This Division, under the supervision of the Mayor as Director of Public Safety, performs all appropriate functions with regard to enforcement of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Safety Code within the City, including:

  • Issuance of Fire Permits
  • Advising Administration and Council concerning Fire Prevention
  • Operation of smoke detector program for low income and senior housing
  • Examination of new construction projects for Construction Division
  • Enactment of Multi-family dwelling Fire Inspections for B.H..I.
  • Inspection of all City businesses, rooming and boarding houses
  • Investigation of all fires and explosions within City
  • Issuance of Smoke Detector and CO Certificates (fee-based)

The City of Burlington Fire Prevention Bureau currently inspects over 450 registered properties.

The best way to reach us

Field Inspections keep the Fire Inspectors out of the office much of the time. Voice mail or E-mail are effective ways to reach the Inspectors. TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 171 and leave your name, phone number, and brief message. Or, E-mail rkownatsky@burlingtonnj.us. The Fire Official / Inspector will return your message as soon as possible.

Division Directory

Title

Name

Telephone

Fire Official

Ross Kownatsky

609-386-0200 ext. 171
rkownatsky@burlingtonnj.us

Fire Inspector

 Ernest Doggett III  609-386-0200 ext. 149
edoggett@burlingtonnj.us

Links to Fire Official’s Affiliate Organizations
NFPA (National Fire Protection Assoc.)
International Code Council (ICC)
Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators (PAAI)
IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc.)
NJIAAI (New Jersey Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc.)
NJ Division of Fire Safety of the NJ State Dept. of Community Affairs
Burlington County Fire Chiefs Assoc.
Burlington County Fire Marshals Assoc.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

 

   
 
 

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