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Security Guards: Role in Prevention and Detection of Fires

One of the main parts of your security guard’s duties and responsibilities is to detect and prevent fire. Your security guard should always be on the lookout for fire hazards – regardless if they’re operating on a fixed point or on patrol.

They need to watch for common things that are likely to generate a fire. It can be something like combustibles placed near heat or high-temperature areas or some electrical equipment that are producing heat or sparks when they shouldn’t.

Your security guards should also be routinely scanning for shreds of evidence that a fire has started already like checking the fire alarms if they have been activated. Unusual smoke and heat should also be a clue that a fire has started.

Security guards are also responsible for the following:

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