Fire Watch: Apartment Buildings, Condos and Public Occupancy Buildings
A message from the St.John’s Regional Fire Department.
All occupied buildings that are currently without power and are equipped with a fire alarm system are required to implement a fire watch immediately. The fire watch will remain in place until the power has been restored.
A fire watch is assigned to an individual who will act as the fire alarm for the building. The individual assigned to fire watch is responsible for the following:
- A continuous walk through the building with two way communications such as a cell phone
- Flashlights shall be utilized
- All occupants shall be made aware of the situation and be willing to cooperate
- The individual responsible for fire watch shall call 911 immediately if they suspect a fire
It is important to note that illumination of emergency lights and Exit signs will only last an average of 30 minutes once the power is out.