Fire Watch Requirements

Fire Watch Requirements

A fire watch is essentially a specialized service that provides professional services to customers. Fire watch guards are trained specifically and are experienced in providing fire watch services for customers who are planning to install a fire protection system on their premises. A fire watch is beneficial in the case that there is no fire fighting equipment on any property or if there is no fire brigade nearby.

A fire outbreak can be extremely hazardous and it is a good idea to hire a professional fire watch services provider to monitor the safety equipment as they have plenty of experience and can offer advice on the best security plan according to your requirements in the case of a fire.

At DMAC Security, we have over 30 years of experience in law enforcement and management and over the years we have been providing excellent security solutions including professional fire watch services to our residential and commercial customers. The safety of our clients is our No. 1 priority and we offer customized services that are reliable and effective.

Fire Watch Requirements

According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), there are rules, guidelines and fire watch requirements that have been established which are referred to as the “Life Safety Codes”. The guidelines have been created to protect property and people from the dangers of fire.

When Is a Fire Watch Required?

Most buildings require to have a fire alarm system and automatic sprinklers in place by law. If one of these fire protection systems do not work for 4 hours or more within a 24-hour window, according to NFPA 101, the building must either be evacuated or there must be a fire watch formed. The local authorities must be informed about the failure of the fire safety equipment and the establishment of the fire watch. And, the fire watch should be continued until the safety system is functioning properly again.

What Are the Fire Watch Requirements?

The members of the fire watch should check all the parts of the building that have been affected by the failure of the fire alarm and the sprinkler system thoroughly and regularly. This includes all the crawl spaces, attics, employee break rooms, storage rooms, resident rooms and hidden areas. A log sheet must be maintained by the fire watchers of the rounds made by them during the fire watch. Usually, this log is placed at a central place, where it can be easily accessed and verified that there has been no tampering of the logs.

Who Is Part of the Fire Watch?

Usually, those who are familiar with the premises, buildings and the equipment should be a part of the fire watch. Apart from the fire emergency plan of the building or premises, the fire watchers must also know the location of the fire equipment and the fire alarm stations. They must also know how to use them if required.

The members of the fire watch should be trained to use the communication devices like walkie-talkie radios and should also be given the training of how to fill out the log sheets for the fire watch. Any person meeting the above criteria can be a member of the fire watch. However, when on a fire watch, the only job of the fire watchers must be taking care of this job.

What Can DMAC Security Do for You?

A fire can occur anytime and anywhere and our experienced and professional fire watch team can be very beneficial at such times. Some of the fire prevention methods we follow are:

Quick Response Time

Our fire watch team is always on the standby to attend to any emergencies and sudden requests. This ensures timely and quick dispatch of our team so that we are able to help our customers in the event of a fire-related disaster.

Reduce Customers’ Responsibilities

A fire outbreak may not be a common occurrence; however, if there is one, it can cause plenty of damage. By hiring DMAC’s fire watch services, you can have complete peace of mind knowing that your safety is in the hands of the best fire watch service experts.

Round-the-Clock Protection

Our trained fire watch team works 24×7 to guarantee your safety. Be it a residential building or commercial premises, our team is always vigilant.

Maintaining Fire Watch Logs

Our fire watch team maintain detailed logs which can be accessed by the building owner or the fire division at any time. In the case of a fire outbreak, our fire watch guard quickly alerts the building inhabitants and the fire department for quick action.

DMAC Advantage

Partnering with DMAC Security has several advantages. Our highly trained and motivated fire watch personnel offer the highest levels of service consistently 24×7. Our services offer you the following advantages:

  • 24-hour supervision and monitoring. All the posts and security officers on your premises are checked randomly by the supervisor.
  • We hire fire watch guards and can customize our services according to your requirements.
  • If you aren’t fully satisfied with the fire watch guard assigned, he/she will be replaced immediately.
  • Wireless clocks are installed in order to ensure that the guards are stationed at your post.

DMAC Security provides fire watch services to various industries including:

  • Industrial
  • Financial
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Warehouses
  • Offices
  • Neighborhoods
  • Schools
  • Private venues
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • And others

You need to ensure that the people in your building are safe at all times and our fire watch services are handled by experts who understand how important it is to protect your property from the hazards of fire. Contact us at DMAC Security Fire Watch Services for a free consultation and quote.

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