Fire Watch Services

Fire Watch Services A fire can be devastating, resulting in property damage, asset loss - and even casualties. If a fire protection system fails, that's when disaster can strike. Under state law, a 24-hour fire watch may be required for a building for as long as a system failure or malfunction exists.

Twin City Security offers the customized, round-the-clock fire watch services you need to protect your property and personnel. With our expertly trained fire watch guards, you can rest assured that you're in full compliance with the law - and safe.

Armed with in-depth knowledge of risk factors and fire watch procedures, our guards - who can be deployed at a moment's notice - patrol your property. They know the specific hazards to look for and precisely how to react to any sign of potential danger. In the event of fire, our systems ensure early warning and rapid mobilization to prevent or minimize damage.

Our fire watch guards meet all state requirements established by the fire marshal. They have specialized training not only in fire safety but also in the fire safety equipment and evacuation processes unique to your location.

Circumstances Requiring a Fire Watch

  • Inoperative or malfunctioning alarm system

  • Malfunctioning fire sprinklers

  • Power loss

  • Water supply shutdown

  • Presence of toxic or flammable materials

Components of a Fire Watch

Twin City Security guards:

  • Patrol designated buildings and property at specified intervals

  • Check for signs of fire (flames, smoke, burning odors, improperly stored flammable or hazardous materials, and increased temperatures)

  • Identify other dangerous situations (water, steam or gas leaks, and power losses)

  • Monitor premises for other safety issues that could create risk or hinder response time

  • Ensure that entrances and exits are not locked and that fire lanes are clear of vehicles or other obstacles

  • Verify that extinguishers, along with other fire or emergency equipment, are fully functional and up-to-date

  • Maintain a log of fire watch activities

  • Notify the fire department in the event of emergency

  • Execute rapid, safe evacuation, if necessary

Patrol Details

Service consists of regular patrols throughout:

  • All buildings areas (including common areas, corridors, mechanical and storage rooms on all floors)

  • Elevators

  • Occupied residence buildings

  • Unoccupied residence buildings

A patrol usually occurs every 30-60 minutes. Frequency is determined by your local fire department based on risk level.

Record Keeping

A patrol log is kept at your facility at all times during the fire watch. It contains:

  • Address of your location

  • Times of each patrol

  • Name of the fire watch guard on duty

  • All communication to the fire department and protection system company

  • Other information as required by the fire marshal