Are you managing a property in Philadelphia – PA while your building’s fire alarm system or sprinkler system is impaired? We will help meet the requirements mandated by your local Fire Marshall and state of Pennsylvania with customized fire watch services that protect your personnel, property and equipment from fire hazards.
We help condo’s, nursing homes, and HOA’s get the fire watch services that they need.
We help construction companies and businesses get the fire watch services that they need.
We help schools, special events and trade shows, solve their fire watch services needs.
As per requirements by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and state regulations, a Fire Watch guard is mandatory when there is an impairment in your Fire Protection systems or if there’s any construction-related activity that renders your system to be inoperable. Impairment and malfunctions of the following types of equipment or components of your system will trigger the implementation of Fire Watch:
• Sprinkler System
• Standpipe systems
• Fire pumps and fire hose systems
• Water storage tanks and underground fire service mains
• Interruptions in the Water Supply
• Fire Alarm System
• Fire Suppression System
• Hot work Activity occurs within the building
• Presence of toxic or flammable materials
Buildings under construction are vulnerable to fire and are generally unprotected. As the building’s protection systems have not yet been installed, the site is deemed “not secure”. There are many ignition sources commonly available while in this stage. Fires on construction sites pose an immediate threat to the surrounding community and may have long-term economic and environmental impacts.
Philadelphia Fire Code provides provisions for fire safety during construction and demolition activity, including Fire Watch requirements, to reduce the risk of fire and associated losses. The Philadelphia Building Code requires a Site Safety Plan to be devised during the initial meeting with the building inspector and a Fire watch personnel shall be implemented with the training of all duties and responsibilities outlined in the Site Safety Plan. All ACTIVE construction projects must comply with these requirements as the Code Bulletin outlines specific requirements for Fire Watch during construction and demolition.
Narrow Security will provide capably and trained Fire Watch Personnel at your property at short notice to satisfy the mandated requirements and help avoid liabilities or detrimental penalties to building supervision. Our Fire Watch experts will ask important questions and will provide necessary and immediate service solutions. Please contact our local area office at 215-892-1231 for an immediate consultation.
Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspection issued a Code Bulletin regarding new requirements for keeping a fire watch on construction and demolition sites.
Click on the link & View Bulletin – https://admin.phila.gov/media/20200901083857/F2001-FIRE-WATCH-DURING-CONSTRUCTION-CODE-BULLETIN.pdf
What are the requirements of a Fire Watch Guard? A Fire Watch Guard is one or more people trained on Construction and Emergency Site Safety plan protocols and trained in the use of portable fire extinguishers with the following responsibilities
A Fire Watch shall be required under the following circumstances:
At a minimum, a Fire Watch shall be maintained at the following times:
A Fire Watch shall meet the following criteria:
The Site Safety Plan shall be reviewed during the initial meeting with the building inspector. Any changes to the plan shall be documented and made available for review by the building inspector or fire code official upon request. Assigned Fire Watch personnel must be kept informed of all changes.
Narrow security provides qualified Fire Watch personnel that meet the required fire watch criteria and perform all duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Site Safety Plan. Our Fire Watch guards will devise and incorporate appropriate patrol routes, knowledgeable of hazardous materials, trained on the use of Fire extinguishers and will be equipped with approved devices to notify the Fire Department. In addition, our Fire Watch personnel will maintain adequate patrol log entries and such records will be maintained on file to be furnished to the Fire Code Officials during site inspections. Please contact our local area office at 215-892-1231 for immediate consultation for your Fire Watch requirements.