What Does Fire Watch Mean?
Fire watch is when a person is assigned to keep watch on hot work and fire hazards in an area that does not have automatic fire warning systems or fire suppression systems. A fire watch is required if any of the fire systems is not working temporarily, or if none is in place yet. It is usually only a short-term solution before the fire systems can be repaired or installed. A responsible person, who must have fire suppression equipment with them, performs a fire watch. The area to be watched for fire is patrolled by the fire watch personnel and action taken in the event of a fire.