For the initial 4 hours of an unplanned and planned out of service condition when the affected area does not exceed 50,000 sq ft, the impairment coordinator or a trained and knowledgeable person, capable of performing fire watch duties is designated by the building owner to perform the duties of the fire watch.
The impairment coordinator or a trained and knowledgeable person designated by the building owner should begin conducting a fire watch in the area where the fire protection systems are out-of-service.
After 4 hours of an out of service condition, such patrols shall only be conducted by fireguards holding the F-01 certificate of fitness or a valid F-32/F-36/F-91 certificate of fitness.
For area > 50,000 Sq Ft, One Fire Guard (with a valid F-01/F-32/F-36/F-91 Certificate of Fitness holder) per 50,000 square feet is required.
The fire guard duties should be on a 24 hours a day basis.
Duties should continue until the systems are restored to good working order.
In some cases, Fire Department workers may be on scene to give directions, Such as the number of required Fire Guards or other Fire protection measures that may be required.
NYCTBM, INC. A Fireguard Company Please note: This material is information contained in the F-01 (City-Wide Fire Guard for Impairment) study guide