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Are You Opening a New Restaurant in 2021?



If you’re planning to open a restaurant in 2021 ― either because you purchased one that went out of business in 2020 or because you’re building a new one ― you’ll need to make sure you’ve added fire protection equipment to your plans. These safety measures are critical to keeping your employees, customers, and property fire-safe once you open to the community.

Planning ahead is key to opening your business on time and avoiding any delays due to National Fire Protection Association requirement codes.

What Fire Protection Equipment Do You Need For Your Restaurant?

Kitchen Fire Suppression System

Survival of your restaurant depends on your kitchen fire suppression system’s ability to detect and suppress fires before they get out of hand.
NFPA 17A Standard | NFPA 96 Standard

Extinguishers

Restaurant fires are unique because of the hot cooking oil that often serves as an ignition source. Your restaurant will need Class K fire extinguishers on hand so kitchen staff can quickly take action against a small fire, limiting property damage and potentially saving lives in the process. Include ABC extinguishers throughout the rest of the restaurant.
NFPA 10 Standard

Fire Sprinkler System

If your restaurant hosts more than 300 guests, you are required to have fire sprinklers installed. Fire safety and protection regulations vary based on the state your restaurant is located in.
NFPA 13 Standard

What Preventive Measures Should You Take?

  • Incorporate fire safety guidelines into your daily routine
  • Have a kitchen fire suppression system installed
  • Schedule semi-annual kitchen fire suppression inspections
  • Provide kitchen employees training on proper use of equipment, including identification of the different fire types and how to safely and effectively use a fire extinguisher
  • Perform annual fire extinguisher inspections
  • Inspect & maintain fire sprinkler systems

Do You Want to Learn More About Fire Protection Equipment?

We can assist you further with a free estimate. Contact us at (814) 239-3473 or fill out our online form to have a representative reach you within 24 hours. We are your single source for all your fire protection needs, from engineering and design to installation and ongoing maintenance. Take a look at all our services we offer restaurants throughout Central Pennsylvania and Western Maryland.

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