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What Fire Protection and Suppression Equipment is Needed for a Restaurant?September 24th, 2019 | by Vancouver Fire | in Safety Plans and Training | 0
If you own a restaurant, or are thinking about starting one, understanding restaurant fire protection is vital in protecting your investment, as well as its people. Here are some of the fire protection and fire suppression equipment that is needed for a restaurant.
A Fire Sprinkler System
Fire sprinkler systems are a must-have in many public spaces, and especially important in a restaurant setting. Sprinkler systems are very effective in quickly putting out fires, and can be the difference between an inconvenience, and a major tragedy. It is not enough just to have a sprinkler system installed, but it must also be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure it is in working order should the need arise.
Kitchen Suppression System
Restaurants pose a special risk for fire, as deep fryers and other cooking equipment burn at high temperatures and are difficult to extinguish. Dry chemical suppression systems are not effective at putting out these kitchen fires, and a wet chemical system should instead be used. This system must also be inspected monthly by the owner, the inspection logged, and any deficiencies immediately addressed. There should also be a semi-annual inspection carried out by a qualified fire protection technician.
A restaurant poses a high risk for fire, and keeping your investment, employees and customers safe should a fire happen should be of the highest priority. There are also strict requirements in place for what fire protection and suppression equipment is needed for a restaurant. Make sure you comply by giving Vanfire a call and having their experts make sure your restaurant is up to fire code.