(h) In all buildings, any windowless basement or story located below the seventh story shall be equipped throughout with an automatic fire suppression system installed in accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.
1. Stories or basements shall not be considered windowless when there is provided on at least one side of such story or basement fire fighter access through openings, such as windows, doors or access panels, that are located entirely above the adjoining grade level.
Not only are these guidelines to protect you but to protect the firefighters who may have to enter your home. There are several precautions you could take to ensure that you are alerted in the event a fire in your basement. One step is installing a windowless basement fire alarm, this should be done by someone who is familiar with all of the UFSA codes. TR Alarm specializes windowless basement fire alarm installation in NJ that employs only highly-trained and professional alarm installation technicians.
TR Alarm Company
189 Sargeant Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013