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Fire Protection for Philadelphia Restaurants

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Do you own a restaurant in Philadelphia? Your responsibilities as a business owner are many. In addition to thinking about the bottom line and customer satisfaction, do you give the proper attention to fire safety?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 7,640 fires ignite in restaurants across the US every year. On average, these blazes kill two civilians, injury 115 others and cause $246 million in property damage annually. To prevent your Philadelphia restaurant from adding to these statistics, choose today to pursue proper fire protection measures.

What Puts Your Philadelphia Restaurant at Risk of Fire?

The best way to protect your restaurant from fires is to understand what starts them. In 57 percent of cases, cooking equipment is responsible for restaurant fires. This isn’t surprising considering that open flames, high temperatures and flammable cooking fuels abound in restaurant kitchens. This makes the kitchen area the most important place for fire protection procedures.

Teach Your Restaurant Employees Fire Safety Techniques

The most important thing you can do is teach your staff how to prevent a fire from starting in the first place. This requires you to train your staff in fire prevention techniques, such as:

  • Clean all grilling surfaces, ovens and vent hoods according to regulation guidelines.
  • Wear aprons, roll up long sleeves and tie back long hair while cooking.
  • Never leave food cooking unattended.
  • Lock the doors at night to keep intruders out.
  • Keep exit routes clear in case an evacuation is needed.

Then, you should train your staff to react responsibly if a fire starts:

  • Activate the nearest pull station to alert building occupants that they need to evacuate.
  • Use a Class K fire extinguish, not water, to put out grease fires.
  • Only attempt to extinguish a fire if it’s small and contained. Otherwise, evacuate immediately.

Protect Your Philadelphia Restaurant with Fire Protection Equipment

Pennsylvania fire codes state that all commercial kitchens must include certain fire protection equipment. The fire protection specialists at Confires are experts at performing commercial kitchen inspections, routine equipment maintenance, repairs, and replacements as needed.

We use CAD drawings to ensure fire protection system designs and installations meet your needs and keep your Philadelphia restaurant up to code. Then we keep your system up and running in the years to come for prolonged, effective fire protection.

We provide all the services you need for the following fire protection equipment:

Choose Confires for Fire Protection in Your Philadelphia Restaurant

It doesn’t matter whether you’re constructing a new restaurant or expanding your current operation. Confires is here to ensure code compliance and fire safety in your restaurant. Don’t delay protecting your restaurant and the people in it from fire!

Whether you need fire suppression system installation, maintenance, or other services, please contact Confires today. We have over 30 years of experience serving restaurant owners in New Jersey, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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