Are buildings safe to be in while fire alarm or fire suppression systems are being tested, inspected, or serviced?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:03 am, Last Updated: September 10, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Fire suppression and alarm systems are routinely tested and maintained in order to ensure that they are in working order. For some testing and repairs to be performed the system must be taken out of service. While fire detection and suppression systems are impaired, a fire watch must be posted in order to maintain a safe environment. For further information about fire watch, see theĀ Fire Watch Guide.

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