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The local enforcing agency enforces the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, sructures and premises within the established boundaries of the municipality,  other than owner-occupied, one- and two- family dwellings, shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code. 


Washington Township Prevention Bureau provides smoke detector and fire safety inspections to Independence and Mansfield Township through shared service agreements.


Selling a house or changing rental tenants?  Please schedule a smoke/carbon monoxide/fire extinguisher compliance test inspection with the Washington Township Fire Prevention Office.

Please schedule as much in advance as possible.  Inspection staff is part-time, immediate appointments are not available.

Inspection certificates are valid for six months, so please plan ahead. 

No forms are required to be submitted. 


Washington Township Fire Prevention Officers:

Willam Heerwagen Jr.

Brett  Derewsky

Matt Lopez

(908) 876-8637


The Fire Prevention Office is located in the Building/Construction Department on the lower level of the Municipal Building. 


Forms & Documents:

Requirements for Certificate of Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, and Portable Fire Extinguisher Compliance Inspections 


 Community Information:

Home Fire Safety Checklist

Carbon Monoxide, The Silent Killer

Fire Safety for Senior Citizens

Fire: Could It Happen To Me?

Fire Safety is a Family Matter

KIdde Smoke Alarm & Extinguisher Product Recalls