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Remember to be safe today! Watch what you cook! Don’t leave the room! Most importantly have a Happy Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less
Westampton Township Emergency Services recently cleared a car fire in Tarnsfield.
We would like to remind residents that they should avoid parking on top of piles of leaves. ... See MoreSee Less
We live across the street, and my kids were so impressed with the firemen and firehose. GLUED to the window.
I wish people did not rake and pile their leaves in the road.
I saw the activity on my way home from work. Thanks for letting us know what was going on.
#Robots ... See MoreSee Less
Love the hashtag Johnny5!
This week is National Traffic Incident Response Week.
When approaching an emergency, law enforcement, towing or utility vehicle please slow down and move over.
#MoveOver ... See MoreSee Less
To all of our Veterans, THANK YOU. ... See MoreSee Less
Westampton Township Emergency Services shared Sparky The Fire Dog's post.
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It’s that time of year again!! #firepitseason Does your outdoor fire pit or chimenea comply with the Westampton Township Fire Prevention Ordinance? For any questions, comments, or concerns please contact the WTES Bureau of Fire Prevention at (609)267-2041, option 3 for the Fire Marshal.
Open burning within Township boundaries; violations and penalties.
In the best interest of Public Safety, Health, and Air Pollution there shall be no open burning within the Township Boundaries unless a permit has been issued by the Fire Official or the State of New Jersey, Division of Forestry. For permits issued, the permittee must follow all applicable rules and regulations (New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and/or N.J.A.C. Title 13). Penalties shall be assessed as follows if property owners or tenants are found in violation of this section: first offense, $100 and written warning; second offense, $250 and court appearance required; third offense, $1,000 and charges filed in Municipal Court.
Outdoor fire. For the purpose of this section, an approved outdoor fire shall be classified as any fire taking place on a residential property within Westampton Township for the sole purpose of providing warmth or recreation and is contained within an approved device. Approved outdoor fires shall not be subject to the above required permit process unless deemed necessary by the Fire Official. Approved devices shall include commercially manufactured chimnea, outdoor fireplaces, and fire pits; or those constructed in a similar and approved manner. Approved devices shall have a total fuel area not exceeding three feet in diameter and two feet in height and must remain covered by a metal mesh safety/spark screen cover.
Fuel for outdoor fires shall be limited to seasoned fire wood, natural gas or propane and shall not be ignited using flammable/combustible liquids.
Outdoor fires shall not be located within 20 feet of any property line and 15 feet from a combustible structure. Combustible structures shall include: dwellings, garages, sheds, decks, and fences.
Outdoor fires shall be prohibited at any "Use Group R-2" zones as defined by N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.5 to include all multiple-family dwellings having more than two dwelling units as well as all dormitories, rooming houses, group rentals where the occupants are living independently of each other and similar buildings arranged for shelter and sleeping accommodations in which the occupants are primarily not transient in nature. This use group shall also include attached one- and two-family dwelling units which do not meet the definition for Use Group R-3.
Any outdoor fire not complying with Subsection A through D above is prohibited and subject to the above listed penalties.
A person utilizing or maintaining an outdoor fire shall be responsible for all fire suppression costs and any other liability including but not limited to bodily injury, property damage and wrongful death resulting from damage caused by the fire. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a spooky time tonight! Thankfully we could call the Ghost Busters! ... See MoreSee Less
To our friends that didn’t have Halloween go their way today, we are bringing the treats to you at CHOP at Virtua Memorial.
For the many Doctors, Nurses, Techs, Registars and many others working tonight at Virtua we thank you. We have treats for you too! ... See MoreSee Less
Central Communications our County 911 dispatch center Trick or Treat! ... See MoreSee Less
Freedom Village here we come! ... See MoreSee Less