When a fire protection system (fire alarm or fire sprinkler system) is not functional a fire watch is required, while the building is occupied or necessary in the option of the fire officer, until the fire protection system is repaired / replaced.
Fire Officer Requirements
The person shall be a dedicated person (not responsible for performing any other tasks during the time a fire watch is required).
Fire watch personnel shall be trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers and fire alarm pull stations.
Have a cell phone.
Keep an inspection log (to be faxed daily to the Fire Marshal).
Inspect every portion of the facility every 30 minutes including void spaces, closets and mechanical areas looking for fires.