All of our fireguards have been through extensive training and have the knowledge that is needed for fire prevention. They know how to activate fire alarms, know how to work the many various types of fire extinguishers, are familiar with the functions of a sprinkler system and know how to evacuate a building if they need to. Whether your event requires a Temporary Public Assembly (TPA) permit of your sprinkler system is not operational we can provide the fireguards required for your event.
The Importance of Fireguard Services
A fire is a devastating tragedy that can destroy things like nothing else can. By having a fireguard on your site, the odds of a fire happening will greatly be reduced, and if it were to happen, there would be minimal loss. And when you use our fireguard services, you can put your mind at ease knowing that our trained fireguard is always present. It’s not always possible to plan for a fire emergency, but one thing you can do is staff your venue with experienced fireguards to divert potential emergencies and keep safe the people and property that you care about.
Fireguards play an important role in keeping our buildings and venues safe, and local government codes specify where fireguards are required and how many are required given the circumstances. These professionals perform watch duties and are highly trained to handle emergency situations.
FDNY Certified Personnel NYC
New York City and New York State fire codes require that a New York City and FDNY certified fireguard be present at all public performances. In many states, there are laws that require a fireguard to always be present at certain facilities. Usually, these properties are construction sites, high-rise buildings, and other similar type properties.
New York City law also requires that fireguards be trained and licensed to work in residential or commercial buildings. We can provide trained fireguards to protect your property and make sure that it is up to fire codes.
Hotel and Motel Fireguard Services
There are thousands of hotels and motels in New York, and hospitality businesses like these require the full-time expertise of FDNY certified personnel. Hotel fireguard services entail performing watch duties and helping hotel guests and staff with fire emergencies.
Other responsibilities of fireguard services in hotels and motels include monitoring fire related systems and writing up all relevant reports, as well as urgently reporting fire conditions to emergency team responders. At Citadel, our hotel FDNY certified personnel are highly trained in all of these duties and also coordinating prompt and orderly evacuations in the unfortunate event of fire.
High-Rise Office Building Fireguard Services
Fireguards play a huge role in maintaining the safety of large buildings, whether for commercial or residential use. High-rise office building fireguard services involve providing watch duties at any time when a fire alarm, standpipe, or sprinkler is out of operation. Building management and business owners rely upon the expertise and professionalism of fireguards to maintain productive and efficient operations on a day-to-day basis in compliance with the law.
The law requires that FDNY certified personnel be present in high-rise office buildings when there are 500 or more people occupying a building. FDNY certified personnel are also required when there are 100 or more people occupying below-ground levels or above the first floor in a building.
Construction Fireguard Services
There are many important reasons why fireguard services are so essential at construction sites. For example, trained construction fireguards are used as new buildings are being erected, altered, and demolished. This is especially important when work has stopped for the day; however, it’s not typically a requirement between the hours of midnight and 8:00 am.
During construction, the fire protection system is often disconnected or not yet connected for the first time. This is another instance when construction fireguard services are required. If a sprinkler system has not yet been installed, then you are legally required to have a fireguard on duty in New York City.
Construction professionals should know that how many fireguards you need is dependent upon the how large your field site is and where it’s located. For example, if your building is 75 feet tall, you will need to hire one fireguard to protect each area of 10,000 square feet if one side of your site faces a street.
Professional Fireguard Services by Citadel Security Agency
Our NYC fireguard services will provide protocol that satisfies all FDNY safety regulations. We will patrol, inspect safety equipment, and fill out weekly logs as the FDNY requires. Although fireguards do not possess the skills that a firefighter does, they do receive the proper training that is required to responsibly protect your property.
If you don’t have a fireguard present at your venue, contact Citadel as soon as possible for both legal and safety purposes. In addition to the venues mentioned here, we can also assist you with fireguard services for boatyards and marinas, film studios, public events, government facilities, and much more. We ensure that all of our fireguards are trained, certified, and experienced in accordance with New York City, New York State, and United States law.
Call us today at (212) 509-5570 to talk to a trained fireguard about any questions you may have regarding fire safety for any type of venue.