Buildings under construction are vulnerable to fire and generally unprotected. Building protection systems have not been installed, sites are not secure, and ignition sources are common. Fires on construction sites pose an immediate threat to the surrounding community and may have long-term economic and environmental impacts.
Chapter 33 of the Philadelphia Fire Code provides provisions for fire safety during construction and demolition activity, including Fire Watch requirements, to reduce the risk of fire and associated losses.
Philadelphia Code Bulletin F-2001 Fire Watch During Construction outlines the specific requirements for Fire Watch during construction and demolition.
Mil-Spec Safety & Security will provide guards trained by SGM in fire watch in accordance with Code Bulletin F-2001. Specific guard duties will include: