Cracks in the Firewall

Number 16942
Subject Fire Departments
Source Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
State NJ
Year 2000
Publication Date Aug 13, 14. 27; Sept. 17, 21, 27; Oct. 29; Nov. 2, 23, 28; Dec. 10, 20, 30, 2000
Summary This special report reveals how missed inspections, missed paperwork and lax enforcement of safety laws plague New Jersey's fire prevention system. The Record investigated 1999 fire safety inspection records in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, and Hudson counties and found repeated lapses. The investigation was prompted by a dormitory fire that killed three students at Seton Hall University. The fire officials admitted that they had not inspected the campus that year and had sketchy records on earlier inspections.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 56
Keywords CAR;fire wall;fire safety;inspection;fire records;fire inspection records;fire prevention;fire;fire inspectors;FOI;state Division of Fire Safety;New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority;Meadowlands;National Park Service
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