Posted On: Oct 15, 2018
Prior to the addition of the ‘Korman and Park’s Law,’ carbon monoxide alarms were only required in buildings in which people slept, such as hotels and homes. As a result of New Jersey enacting the 2015 law, carbon monoxide alarms are now required in almost all other buildings and structures. The law came about after Noel Korman, a champion skateboarder and his friend Alice Parker were tragically died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a Passaic building. Had there been carbon monoxide alarms in the Passaic art studio and rehearsal space, the couple would have been warned that the odorless invisible gas was in the air.
The law requires that carbon monoxide alarms be installed in all types of occupancies throughout New Jersey that contain Fuel Burning Appliances or an Attached Garage. There are specific regulations for New Construction, Rehabilitation and Existing Buildings. The requirements and their dates of implementation vary by which Code applies to your situation.
City Fire Equipment Company in an effort to help our customers interpret the new Carbon Monoxide Regulations has created the 'The Guideline to the New Jersey Carbon Monoxide Regulations'. It is important to review your properties for compliance, as there are Retrofit Requirements under the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, Subchapter 4 for existing buildings as well as new construction.