What is Fire Watch?
A fire watch refers to the act of watching over a property in lieu of an alarm and fire suppression system. Our personnel can maintain alert observation of your property while regularly patrolling to increase their effective range.
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Why Are Fire Watch Guards Necessary?
For property managers or commercial real estate owners, a fire watch service is necessary in cases when the building either has a malfunctioning sprinkler system or a fire alarm that isn't working. In these cases, there isn't an automatic alert to ensure the safety of everyone in the building. Fire watch guards patrol your hotel, dorm, nursing home, or other building in 15-minute increments, checking the integrity of the building and manually monitoring for fires.
The Fire Marshalls in Eastern Pennsylvania may require your business to employ fire watchers until the fire alarm system is repaired. To ensure that you're fully compliant with fire code regulations, having a professional service just makes sense.
When Do I Need It?
Any time that your building’s fire suppression system goes offline, whether planned or unplanned, you will require a guard for a fire watch. If your building undergoes construction, a contractor may perform work with an open flame. During such work, you may have to disable your building’s fire suppression system, and your insurance company may require a fire watch guard until the project’s completion. Unplanned circumstances may also create a risk. From burst pipes to power outages, any number of issues can disable your building’s fire suppression system. Repairs can take time, and it can present a challenge to ascertain the extent of some types of damage. For the safety of your employees, these unplanned interruptions make it extremely important to hire a fire watch guard.
How Much Do Fire Guards Cost?
Your custom quote from Omega Protective Services will depend on the size of your facility and the number of our highly trained personnel that you'll need. We take into account the size of your facility and the estimated length of time that it will take to get your alarms up and running again. We can prepare a quote in advance for you so that when an emergency hits, all you have to do is make one simple phone call.