Any occupancy that has an impaired sprinkler system or alarm system may be placed on Fire Watch. A person that has been designated shall not have other duties and is responsible for notifying emergency services in the event of a fire or other emergency and to notify any occupants of the situation. A written log shall be kept of the Fire Watch intervals, which is every 30 minutes. Businesses that are occupied 24 hours a day will be required to have a Fire Watch 24 hours a day until the system impairment has been repaired. Fire Watches should be limited to 48 hours, after this time frame a fee of $25.00 can be charged. Every 7 days after the first 48 hours the same fee of $25.00 can be charged.
If you have any questions about Fire Watches or wish to be removed from Fire Watch please contact our office during normal business hours from 8am-5pm M-F. After hours please call the non-emergency dispatch number at 385-5000 and your request will be handled by the duty inspector.