Fire Watch Information: Tips On How to Perform A Fire Watch


A fire watch might be needed for any of the accompanying reasons:

• Alarm framework completely or mostly unavailable

• Sprinkler framework completely or mostly unavailable

• Pump completely or mostly unavailable

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• Special dangers

• Other conditions as needed by the Fire Department (FD)

In the event that any of these conditions happen, a structure proprietor, or their agent might be needed by the FD to give a watch until the framework is fixed or the danger alleviated.

Proprietor Responsibilities

1. Set up, educate and keep up fire watch work force

2. Advise the FD that the framework Kentlug isn’t working and again when the framework has been fixed.

3. Contact an authorized project worker to fix the framework.

4. Faculty are controlled by the structure proprietor except if in any case coordinated by the FD.


People playing out this help can’t have different obligations. Obligations will comprise of the accompanying:

1. Direct occasional watches of the influenced territories

2. Recognize any fire, indications of fire, life or property risks.

3. Faculty should have at any rate one methods for direct correspondence with the FD. (a phone is adequate)

4. On the off chance that a fire is found, faculty should tell the FD quickly by calling 9-1-1 and give definite location and area.

5. Inform inhabitants of the need to empty. On the off chance that the alert horns or public location framework are as yet practical, use them to advise tenants

6. Know about the area and utilization of gear.

7. Keep a logbook of action.

Recurrence of Patrols

Work force will watch the whole territory influenced at regular intervals. In huge structures extra work force will be allocated to accomplish the necessary recurrence.

Record Keeping

A log book should be kept up at the structure. The log book should be accessible consistently during the watch. The log book ought to contain the accompanying data:

1. Address of the structure.

2. Date and season of each watch through the influenced region.

3. Name of individual leading watch

4. Records of correspondences with the FD and authorized worker for hire doing the fixes.

5. Other data as required

It is the duty of the proprietor or their delegate, to drop the watch once the fire assurance frameworks are fixed or the peril has been alleviated. When dropped, the proprietor or delegate should advise the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau. Afterall is cleared and gotten, the property(s) where the fire watch was performed, is alright to drop watch staff.