INFORMATION QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is fire watch security?

Fire watch security is the security service that protects the client’s property and belongings from potential fire threats and hazards. It is provided by a professional fire watch guard that identifies potential fire sources, eliminates them, and in case of a fire, breakout tries to salvage as much property as he or she can.

What are the responsibilities of a fire watch?

The main responsibility of a fire watch is not to fight the fire, but to prevent it; and in case of a fire, alert the firefighters. Their job responsibilities include:

  • Patrol around the premises to identify threats.
  • Be familiar with the security procedure in case of a fire hazard.
  • Maintain the fire equipment like extinguisher in usable condition.

What is a fire watch procedure?

Fire watch procedure is carried out by:

  • By diligently looking out for fire sources.
  • Immediately addressing identified fire hazards.
  • Maintaining fire equipment and alarms.
  • Evacuating the building on fire.
  • Immediate contact with the fire department.

What is the difference between a fire watch and a fireguard?

Fire watch is a security service to prevent fire hazards, where a fireguard is a professional who performs the fire watch services looking out for fire sources and eliminating fire threats.

Who can be a fire watch?

There are certain requirements for people to become fire watch guards. They must be 18 years of age or older. They must have a high school diploma. They must possess a state-issued driving license. They must be authorized to be employed in the United States. They must go through proper fire watch training.

How do you join a fire watch?

To join a fire watch, you need certain qualifications like a high school diploma or a GED certificate and some specialized fire watch training that includes conducting fire drills, monitoring smoldering fires, use of fire equipment, and safety protocol.

What is the ABC type of fire extinguisher?

This is the type of fire extinguisher that contains mono ammonium phosphate, which is a dry chemical with the ability to put out any kind of fire by smoldering the flames. This pale-yellow chemical can put out all 3 classes of fire, A (paper, wood, and trash), B (liquids), C (gases).

Do fire extinguishers expire?

Yes, fire extinguishers do expire. Even if there is no expiration, most fire extinguishers work for 5 to 15 years depending upon the constituents. If it falls somewhere between that, you should certainly change or replace it.

What is a class K fire extinguisher?

Class K fire extinguisher is the type of fire extinguisher that is usually used to put out cooking fires. It contains wet chemical agents that are more effective in fighting fire and producing a cooling effect.

 

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