"Fire Watch" is a term used for
the assignment of a person or persons to an area for the purpose of notifying the fire department, the building occupants, or both of an emergency; preventing a fire from occurring; extinguishing small fires; or protecting the public from fire or life safety dangers.
A Fire Watch may be ordered when:
- There is a loss or reduction of fire protection, water supply, or emergency power in a building
- A fire alarm system continues to cause nuisance alarms
- There is a loss or reduction of requires means of egress from a building
- There is a loss or reduction of required fire lanes or emergency access routes
- A hot works operation is being conducted
- Activities for which the floor area is not specifically designed or protected from, or where the level of intended protection is reduced
- A condition exists which reduces the level of protection to the building or life safety of the occupants of the building
Review the Fire Watch Policy (PDF) and download a Fire Watch Log Sheet (PDF).