Fire Watch Services

Fire Watch Services

Direct Guard Services provides responsive and reliable security services to many diversified industries. Whether permanent or temporary, we provide on-call fire watch services 24/7 for emergencies, shift coverage, construction, and more.  In addition, Direct Guard’s security experts will conduct a risk assessment which will be utilized to customize each individual client’s fire watch needs. If you’re looking to hire a fire watch company to watch over your business or residential property then the experts at Direct Guard Services can help. In today’s hectic climate, different commercial spaces require custom fire watch solutions. At Direct Guard, our fire watch security guards are experienced in diverse industries, from private and public spaces, to construction sites and more. We work hard with business owners to minimize fines and over costs so that your business will be up and running without incident. Our fire watch security guards have multiple years of hands on experience and strive to meet the demands of the local fire marshall.

Fire Watch Services

FIRE WATCH FAQ'S

In short, a fire watch security guard is a provisional arrangement in which a person or patrol physically checks buildings and/or other property for extreme fire hazard situations. Fire watches are normally conducted when the probabilities of a fire-related incident are high. For example, anytime that ‘hot work’ construction processes are taking place on-site (common ‘hot work’ processes are welding, soldering, flame-cutting, riveting and brazing). Another typical ‘high-probability’ example would be in the case of malfunctioning alarm and/or sprinkler systems.
The duties of fire watch security guards may vary between jobs and location sites, but there are basic tasks that come with each position. In the course of their duties, our trained personnel, (who are familiarized with the layout), will check all exits and fire extinguishers. They will have on their person, the materials necessary to execute a fast evacuation and to notify any other occupants in the event of a fire. In most cases, Direct Guard’s personnel would also carry a portable horn, a flashlight, a full all-access set of keys to the premises, writing materials and a copy of their specific duties. All of our security guards are routinely monitored by our supervisors and 24/7 Dispatch Team. Security Guards’ activities are monitored daily through our real -time, guard tracking system, Direct Track.
Whether in 15-minute increments or on the hour, patrol rounds are conducted on a regular basis and a log is kept recording each round through Direct Track, our real-time guard tracking system. Accepted entries include the address of the facility, start and end times for the round, names of the fire watch patrol and entries for any communication that occurred between the hired personnel and either the fire department or the Department of Public Safety. Personnel should also wear (at all times) a clearly visible form of identification (such as a vest or hat). In many cases, Direct Guard’s security guards may work in concert with municipal or volunteer fire departments.
The marching orders for a given Fire Watch team may vary from site to site . Most personnel are given clear instruction not to extinguish a fire unless it is clearly safe for them to do so, (or unless they have been expressly instructed or given permission to do so). In general, security guards should not attempt any tasks that could not be completed safely by the average citizen.
Now that you know what fire watch services are, (whether you are a commercial real estate owner, a property manager, business owner, or any other type of potential customer), if you’re still asking yourself whether or not you need fire watch services, chances are you probably do.
As we have said, fire watch services are typically needed when a building either has a fire alarm that is down or a sprinkler system that is malfunctioning. We talked a little about ‘hot work’ as well, but other reasons might include a burglar alarm or an access control system that is malfunctioning, or in response to power outages related to a natural disaster. In most cases a call your local Fire Marshall will be able to let you know if you need fire watch.
If a fire outbreak occurs, Direct Guard security guards are equipped with materials that provide quick evacuation and notification of people around. With Direct Guard, your asset is safe. We are committed to give you peace of mind since we provide top-quality fire watch services and security guards who have been properly trained and screened. Contact us and leave the rest to our team.

Employee Termination Services

Everyday companies deal with the task of terminating employees because of poor performance or subordination. With the increased access to firearms and active shooter situations, it’s vital that you have an employee termination checklist that includes security precautions. Direct Guard Services can  help you terminate your high risk employee without incident. As the need for employee termination services assistance continues to grow in the US, it is paramount that companies & managers contract a security guard company with the necessary expertise to control employee and workplace violence.

Benefit Of Direct Guard Services Employee Termination Security:

Workplace violence and active shooter scenarios are serious issues that can not be ignored. Employee morale and productivity can be directly influenced by the acts of one disgruntled employee. As employers try to maintain a safe environment there is always a chance of retaliation from a recently fired or terminated employee. One of the main areas where our trained security guards shine is in providing employee termination security guard services.

With Direct Guard Services you don’t have to let a disgruntled employee destroy your store or disrupt the performance of your current workforce. By hiring Direct Guard Services you can prevent workplace violence and active shooter situations. Our highly trained team can help protect your employees and business. Direct Guard can provide help with all the following employee termination solutions:

High Risk Employee Escorting
Employee Termination Checklist
Active Shooter Training and Response

Loss Prevention Security Services

Shoplifting, theft, and other losses are serious issues that present financial problems for corporations on various levels. It does not only affect the company’s bottom line. It also can put the organization or outlet entirely out of business if it is not attended to promptly. Most stores tend to be busy and overwhelmed with customers when there are holidays or other seasons, as employees are always keeping up with the demands of the customers. Therefore they tend to leave so many things unnoticed. This is why an effective loss prevention security strategy needs to be in place by hiring a professional security guard company. 

One of the main areas where our trained security guards shine is in providing retail loss prevention services. With Direct Guard you don’t have to let thieves, shoplifters or anyone else destroy your store, cost you money during the busy season, or result in you having to close your doors. By hiring  Direct Guard, we provide services ranging from loss prevention officer implementation to complete access control. We work with you to analyze your security needs, plan, and develop security strategies to ensure that your business can be adequately protected. This saves you time and money.

OUR LOSS PREVENTION SERVICES

Direct Guard Security provides loss prevention services that help maximize profit and minimize preventable losses of inventory and other assets. Our services span across:

Retail Loss Prevention:

We prevent shrinkage in your inventory from occurring that could result in loss of money. Our security guards perform risk analysis on your business with outstanding modern methodologies. We determine which loss prevention policy is best for your business, and we use this policy to prevent losses and reduce shrinkage.

Workplace Loss Prevention:

It has been found that internal threats, such as employee theft and negligence, pose more significant threats to the business than external theft. Fortunately for you, Direct Guard security guards are highly experienced in dealing with internal loss prevention. Our security guards are trained to observe every employee and watch out for suspicious activities. Also, we always put it upon ourselves to enlighten employees on the dangers of losses and the necessity for loss prevention. This is an excellent step to deterring internal theft.

How Direct Guard Makes The Difference

At Direct Guard Security, our loss prevention approach is customized to meet your unique requirements. Our security services are comprehensive and well-integrated to meet the needs of a wide range of clients. We incorporate statistical analysis into our program. This enables us to identify root causes and trends of how losses have been occurring, and adequately customize predicative loss indicators. We supply your business with qualified, professionally trained loss prevention security guards to guarantee you reliable results.

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