Fire Prevention FAQ's
What are the fire regulations governing tents?
Chapter 20 of NJ State Fire Prevention Code regulates tents. Important considerations pertaining to tents include but are not limited to anchor inspections, fabric flame resistance, distribution of fire extinguishers, and contents of the tent. Click here to view chapter 20.
Click here to view The Division of Fire Safety reference guide for determining if a fire or construction permit is necessary for a particular tent.
What are the fire regulations governing cooking under tents?
Click here to view The Division of Fire Safety new guidance concerning this issue in Bulletin 2006-01.
Can a Hamilton Township Resident have a fire pit in their back yard?
The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service is the appropriate agency to contact. You may reach Firewarden Glenn Liepe at Division C headquarters (609) 625-1121.