Fire Investigation

When a fire protection system (fire alarm or fire sprinkler system) is not functional a fire watch is required, while the building is occupied or necessary in the option of the fire officer, until the fire protection system is repaired / replaced.

Fire Officer Requirements
  • The person shall be a dedicated person (not responsible for performing any other tasks during the time a fire watch is required).
  • Fire watch personnel shall be trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers and fire alarm pull stations.
  • Have a cell phone.
  • Keep an inspection log (to be faxed daily to the Fire Marshal).
  • A flashlight.
  • Inspect every portion of the facility every 30 minutes including void spaces, closets and mechanical areas looking for fires.

Helpful Documents

2017 Fire Investigation Class

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