If you own a business that is protected by a fire sprinkler system and the sprinkler system is damaged and inoperable for any length of time, you are responsible to notify the fire department and initiate a fire watch.
All other facilities shall have fire watch personnel patrol the facility every 30 minutes. This shall be further clarified that each physical area of the facility shall be physically inspected at 30-minute intervals. Therefore, if the facility is too large to be patrolled by one person within a 30-minute time frame, additional personnel shall be required.
Please review the Fire Watch Informational Overview (PDF) brochure and print out a sample Fire Watch Log Sheet (PDF) for your use.