Fire Prevention Week is back and this year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is turning up the heat in the kitchen to raise awareness for best kitchen fire prevention practices. The coming week is all about fire safety while cooking—did you know that more fires start in the kitchen than any other area? This year, October 6 – 12 helps educate people on how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place.
Fire Prevention Week was started in 1922 and has been observed each year since during the calendar week that October 9 falls in to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of October 9, 1871. For over 90 years, the NFPA has promoted fire prevention education each fall to increase awareness and tips to teachers, children, fire protection companies, and communities. Past themes have focused on advocating for:
Educating yourself about fire prevention within kitchens is the first step toward participating in Fire Prevention Week. There are numerous resources online for children and families to learn safe practices and behavior within the kitchen. Regardless of whether you work in a commercial kitchen or enjoy cooking at home, it’s important to know when cooking that you should:
Oil, fat, and grease are all extremely flammable products and cause thousands of fires in commercial kitchens and millions in damages each year. With such flammable products and hazards being used daily in kitchens, having an effective commercial kitchen fire suppression system in place is one of the most important aspects for a restaurant or building with a commercial kitchen. Our fire protection technicians at Kauffman Co. have been designing full-service kitchen protection systems for years, including installing, inspecting, testing, cleaning, and repairing:
At Kauffman Co., we provide a wide range of fire protection services, including commercial kitchen fire suppression systems, throughout the Houston, Texas area. We can help with everything from fire sprinkler installation and testing to maintenance, repair, and replacement of your current fire protection systems. Contact us today to schedule an estimate with one of our experienced fire protection technicians.
The NFPA is an international association that helps educate about and advocate for fire prevention and fire emergency safety. As an organization, it produces thousands of fire prevention standards and codes that are adopted by state and local fire departments across the country.
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