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					 Fire Marshal’s Office
 1601 Mac Davis Lane
 Lubbock, Texas 79401
 806-775-2646  Fax 806-775-3508


                        Fire Watch Information and Requirements

A fire watch is a temporary measure intended to ensure continuous and systematic surveillance
of a building or portion thereof by one or more qualified individuals (examples - security firms,
off-duty peace officers, off-duty fire protection personnel, qualified on-site managers) for the
purposes of identifying and controlling fire hazards, detecting early signs of unwanted fire,
raising an alarm of fire and notifying the fire department.

      Requirements to be met once placed on required fire watch:
1) The Fire Department and the Fire Marshal’s Office shall be notified immediately by faxing
   this document to 806-775-3508 and by calling Fire Dispatch at 806-775-2635.
2) An approved fire watch shall be provided for all occupants left unprotected by the shut
   down until the fire protection system has been returned to service
3) Fire watch personnel shall be provided with at least one approved means for notification of
   the fire department and their only duty shall be to perform constant patrols of the protected
   premises and keep watch for fires.
4) Fire watch personnel should be easy to identify, and may at the discretion of the authority
   having jurisdiction be required to wear a reflective vest or similar type garment.
5) For instances requiring less than 24 hours of fire watch, provide the following:
   a) Name of personnel
   b) Contact numbers and methods
   c) Hourly or shift sign-off documentation
6) If the fire watch is to be maintained longer than 24 hours, provide a detailed plan for review
   and acceptance by the Fire Marshal's Office including all of the above and the following:
   a) Staff schedule with dates and times
   b) Floor plan of the building indicating path of travel for fire watch
   c) Contact numbers

          Failure to comply with this order may result in citation being issued.


               Business Name                                    Business Address


           On-Site Representative                    Phone Number              Fax Number


      Fire Department Representative                  Station/Shift                Date
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                                                               Revised 12/8/2011

				
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