When is a fire watch required?

- A fire watch is required when a fire system is out of service. Examples are emergency phone line outages causing lack of monitoring communications, when systems are intentionally impaired or taken offline for construction work or when plumbing work calls for the need to drain sprinkler lines.
- During hot work activities, including 30 minutes after the conclusion of the work unless the hot work area has no fire hazards or combustible exposure. There are additional requirements related to hot works as defined by the International Fire Code, please contact the Fire Marshal’s office.
-During demolition of a building or building construction during working hours that is hazardous in nature.
- Some gatherings may require a fire watch due to the nature of the activity. Examples include bonfires, pyrotechnic displays and gatherings of such size or limited access that impairs the firefighters’ abilities.

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1. Why is a fire watch necessary?
2. What is a fire watch?
3. How do I notify the Fire Marshal of a fire watch?
4. Who can do a fire watch?
5. How do I complete the fire watch logs?
6. When is a fire watch required?
7. How do I conclude my fire watch?