Fire Guards / Fire Safety Directors
Local government codes require fireguards and fire safety directors in a variety of circumstances. They play a major role in the safety of large buildings and construction sites.
New York City law requires that a fireguard must be provided for fire watch duties any time a fire alarm, sprinkler or standpipe is out of service in large commercial or residential buildings. Fireguards are also generally required at construction sites where the fire suppression systems have not yet been installed, or where open flame is in use. Security USA® provides fully trained fire guards (FG) whose duties include monitoring fire related systems and completing reports, reporting fire conditions and coordinating orderly evacuation in the event of fire. All of Security USA®'s fireguards are certified in accordance with applicable law.
Fire Safety Directors (FSD) are licensed to work in residential buildings and commercial facilities, hotels and motels in accordance with local requirements. Security USA® Fire Safety Directors' duties include the following, among others:
- Notifying building occupants in the event of fire
- Facilitating the evacuation of the building in an emergency
- Coordinating contact with the fire department during fire safety operations with detailed information on location of fire, evacuation and problems with equipment, if any.
- Maintenance and implementation of the fire safety plan
- Supervision and training of fire brigade, floor wardens, deputy floor wardens and building evacuation supervisors
- Conducting fire safety drills as required
- Maintaining records as required by law
Business and residential facility owners rely on professional fire prevention services to allow operations to run safely and without disruption. Security USA®s offers Fireguards and Fire Safety Directors whose training is in compliance with all local fire department ordinances.