The Fire Marshal is the person who is appointed to manage fire safety for the Township. They have 2 important roles:
1. Fire safety and prevention.
2. Investigation and fire code enforcement.
The duties of the job include enforcing fire safety regulations, investigating fires, interrogating arson suspects, inspecting buildings for fire code compliance, investigating flammable materials and being a liaison with local and state lawmakers in support of fire codes and regulations.
Fire marshals’ duties vary but usually include fire code enforcement or investigating fires for origin and cause. Fire marshals may be sworn law-enforcement officers and are often experienced firefighters. … In many areas, the fire marshal is responsible for enforcing laws concerning flammable materials.
NJ Fire Safety Division