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Posted on September 25, 2013

What You Should Know About Fire Prevention Week 2013

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.

History of Fire Prevention Week

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:

  • Fire drills
  • Fireplace safety
  • Candle care
  • Fire escape plans
  • Smoke alarms

What Can I Do for Fire Prevention Week?

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:

  • Never throw water on a grease fire
  • Stop, drop, and roll to put a fire out on yourself
  • Call 911 if a real fire emergency breaks out
  • Check regularly to see if your smoke alarms are working
  • Stay in the kitchen when there is an open flame or heated surface
  • Keep any flammable items (pot holders, oven mitts, food packaging, etc.) away from the stove or open flames

Kitchen Fire Protection Services

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:

  • Fire suppression systems
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • K Class fire extinguishers
  • Vent hoods
  • Grease traps
  • And more!

Fire Protection Services in Houston, Texas (TX)

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.

What is the National Fire Protection Association?

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.

We provide estimates for new and replacement fire protection systems throughout Texas (TX) in:

  • Alvin
  • Angleton
  • Austin
  • Baytown
  • Beaumont
  • Bellaire
  • Clute
  • Conroe
  • Deer Park
  • Dickinson
  • Freeport
  • Friendswood
  • Galena Park
  • Galveston
  • Houston
  • Humble
  • Huntsville
  • Jacinto City
  • Katy
  • La Marque
  • La Porte
  • Lake Charles, LA
  • Lake Jackson
  • League City
  • Missouri City
  • Orange
  • Pasadena
  • Pearland
  • Port Arthur
  • Richmond
  • Rosenberg
  • San Antonio
  • Schulenburg
  • South Houston
  • Stafford
  • Sugar Land
  • Texas City
  • The Woodlands
  • Victoria
  • Waco
For more information, contact us online or call us now at (713) 893-1090.
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