Fire Prevention Bureau


The Fire Prevention Bureau maintains over 900 records of buildings, structures and multi-family units in the City. 
Some of the buildings are designated by the State of New Jersey, Division of Fire Safety as Life Hazard Use (LHU) structures.

Under city ordinance, the Summit Fire Department uses the NJ Fire Safety Code N.J.A.C. 5:70 as the tool for gaining compliance regarding fire safety issues. A hard copy of this code is available in the Summit Free Public Library.

Inspections and Smoke Alarms​


The Summit Fire Department offers free home fire safety inspections, as well as assistance in creating a home fire evacuation plan. Please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 908-277-9358 to schedule one. 

Smoke detector certificate inspections, required for the sale of a home, are done by the Department of Community Services Code Administration and Construction Office. They can be reached at 908-273-6408.