What Can a Fire Watch Patrol Do For Your Business?

With fires ravaging the West Coast, many people have fire concerns at the top of their minds. As a business or property owner, fire watch security should be a critical component of your safety and security plans. Neglecting to hire a professional fire watch security company can mean the difference between protection and devastation. 

At Off Duty Officers, we have been providing reliable, professional fire watch security services to businesses of all sizes for over 25 years. If you are concerned about fire threats, read on to get the answers to common questions about fire watch security services, including: 

What is fire watch security? 

What does a fire watch patrol do? 

Why choose Off Duty Officers for your fire watch security? 

Leading Fire Watch Security Services Nationwide 

Business and property owners have a responsibility to protect their employees, customers and organizational assets. To that end, you likely have other security measures in place to keep people safe: surveillance cameras, identification badges and mobile patrols, just to name a few. When it comes to fire safety, you likely have a fire alarm system and a sprinkler system to protect against fire damage. 

What happens when your systems are inoperable, whether due to regular maintenance or an unforeseen issue? Or when you are performing construction work that involves an open flame or other hot work? You should have a reputable fire watch service on call so you can comply with the fire watch protocols required by your local Fire Marshal.  

What is fire watch security? 

Professional fire watch guards will patrol a building to check for fire hazards or situations that could cause a fire. Fire watch services may be required by your Fire Marshal in situations that might present a higher risk of fire. Usually, this occurs because of construction work that is being done on the property; specifically, processes such as soldering, welding and other hot work. Fire watch may also be required when alarm and sprinkler systems are not working on the property. 

Typically, fire watch guards or teams perform their patrols at set times. They are also required to log their patrols and indicate any unusual circumstances, hazards or communication with the police or fire department. 

What does a fire watch patrol do? 

The primary duty of a fire watch guard is to patrol a property to identify potential fire hazards while normal systems are inoperable or fire danger is high. While every property is different, there are some duties that are standard for most fire watch guards. Guards will learn the layout of the property and perform regular patrols to check all exits, staircases and fire extinguishers. Guards will also be equipped with tools to initiate an evacuation or alert those on the property of a fire. In the event that there is a fire or fire risk, guards will communicate with the fire department and assist in getting help right away. Guards are not meant to replace a call to the fire department. In fact, most fire watch guards are asked not to attempt to fight the fire on their own. 

Why choose Off Duty Officers for your fire watch security? 

If you think you might need fire watch services, you are probably wondering which company to work with to obtain them. It is an important decision, since a fire can be devastating for property and business owners. Across the nation, businesses of all sizes have hired Off Duty Officers to provide their fire watch services. We are proud of our stellar reputation for providing reliable and affordable fire watch services. Other reasons why were are the leading provider of fire watch guards and patrols include: 

Experience: Off Duty Officers has been in business for over 25 years. In that time, we have established ourselves as a leader in the industry because of the extensive experience and qualifications of our guards. Our guards also receive specialized training so they are more than prepared to handle fire threats and communicate them to the authorities. 

Reliability: When you need a fire watch patrol, you can’t wait. Off Duty Officers has a broad network of guards that can be dispatched to your property quickly, often within hours of your call. You can feel confident that your fire watch guards will be there on time and ready to work. 

When your property experiences a power outage or an unexpected alarm system malfunction, you need a fire watch security team that you can rely on. Contact Off Duty Officers today to learn more about our fire watch services and to get a consultation with one of our security experts. 

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