Fire Prevention Bureau

Mission Statement:
Prevent fires within the Borough of Hopatcong. Perform fire inspections and enforce the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. Investigate fires and explosions which occur within the Borough. Coordinate with other law enforcement agencies as necessary. Educate the public to the dangers of fire.

Staff
The Bureau is a fully paid, part time agency headed by Chief Fire Marshal Bernard Kotchkowski.  He is certified as a Fire Official/Fire Inspector, by the State of New Jersey. With years of Fire Prevention experience and having also served the Borough as a firefighter, he is well distinguished  by receiving commendations in both the fields of fire-fighting and fire prevention.  Please call (973) 770-1200 ext 170 for smoke certifications and ext 246 for all other inspections and permits.

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