Fire Prevention

                   
   

FIRE PREVENTION DIVISION
Public Safety Department
Howard N. Wilkins, Fire Official, Inspector

 
   

 

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:hwilkins@burlingtonnj.us

OTHER PUBLIC SAFETYDIVISIONS:
Police
Fire
Fire Prevention
Animal Control

 

 


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 hwilkins@burlingtonnj.us. The Fire Official / Inspector will return your message as soon as possible.

Division Directory

Title

Name

Telephone

Chief Fire Inspector

Howard N. Wilkins

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

Fire Inspector

Howard N. Wilkins

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

Municipal Fire Official Chief Inspector’s Profile

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
Fire Official Certification #119678
Construction Official #008410
Sub-Code Fire Protection Official HHS #008410
Inspector of Hotels and Multiple Dwellings #008410
Housing Code Official #008410
NJ Dept. of Criminal Justice Basic Arson Class

YEARS OF SERVICE:
Firefighter since 1968
Asst. Fire Chief 1986–1991
Dept. Fire Chief 1992
Fire Inspector 1991
Fire Official 1992–present

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)

Fire Inspector’s Profile

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:
EMT
Technical Assistant to Construction Official #990732
Fire Official Certification #158877
Fire Protection Inspector #158877
80 hr. Basic Arson Investigation

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
NJIAAI
Burlington County Fire Marshal’s Association
IAAI
International Code Council
Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigators
NFPA
Member: Endeavor Emergency Squad & Rescue Div.
Member: City of Burlington Fire Dept.

 

   
 
 

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