Fire Code Fire Watch Log
Where a required fire protection system is out of service, the Fire Marshal’s Office shall be notified immediately and, where required by the code official, the building shall either be evacuated or an approved fire watch shall be provided for all occupants left unprotected by the shut down until the fire protection system has been returned to service. Where utilized, fire watches shall be provided with at least one approved means for notification of the fire department and their only duty shall be to perform constant patrols of the protected premises and keep watch for fires.
This structure has been placed on Fire Watch due to a recognized failure in the fire alarm and/or fire suppression system. The Fire Marshal or designated representative has made the judgment that the system is unreliable in its present state.
The following procedure must be observed during the duration of the Fire Watch while your system is out of service:
- The alarm or suppression system SHALL be serviced by qualified personnel prior to being returned to service.
- The fire watch walk-through SHALL be conducted EVERY HOUR, 24 hours per day or for the duration of the impaired system.
- The fire watch SHALL be documented and available for review.
IF FIRE OR SMOKE IS NOTED CALL 911 AND REPORT THE LOCATION.