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Fire Protection for DC Restaurants

Posted on: August 22, 2016

What’s your top priority as a restaurant owner or manager? You probably place a big emphasis on food safety and customer satisfaction, but don’t overlook the importance of fire protection as you go about your daily duties.

If you’re ready to make sure your restaurant has the best fire protection out there, contact the experts at Guardian Fire Protection today!

Fires in Restaurants

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more than 7,600 fires break out in eating and drinking establishments across the country each year. These blazes result in annual losses of two civilian lives (plus more than 100 civilian injuries) and $246 million in property damage.

Important Fire Protection Services for DC Restaurants

The lives of your employees and patrons, not to mention the state of your building, depend on proper fire protection services being in place. Here are the systems you should install and maintain for adequate fire safety.

Fire Suppression Systems

Since three out of five restaurant fires involve cooking equipment, it’s vital to install the right type of fire suppression system in your DC restaurant’s kitchen area. Ordinary water sprinklers won’t do the job because water and grease fires don’t mix. Instead, you need a water-free way to douse blazes that ignite in the kitchen.

Your top two options include FM-200 and foam fire suppression. These systems smother fires quickly without leaving sticky, wet or particle residue behind. The result is a quickly extinguished fire and limited property damage.

Fire Alarm Systems

While strobe lights, sirens and pull stations don’t actively extinguish fires, they’re important for alerting restaurant goers to evacuate. Not only does the presence of a fire alarm system keep building occupants safe, but it also helps you remain compliant with DC fire codes.

Fire Extinguishers

Restaurant fires are unique because of the hot cooking oil that so often serves as an ignition source. For this reason, restaurants need Class K fire extinguishers on hand so kitchen staff can quickly take action against a small blaze, limiting property damage and potentially saving lives in the process.

Choose Guardian Fire Protection for Your DC Restaurant

Whether you need these fire protection systems installed, inspected, repaired, recharged or replaced, choose Guardian Fire Protection to deliver quality services. With over 30 years of experience, you can count on us to help you achieve optimal fire safety at your Washington, DC restaurant.

Contact us online or by phone at 301-861-0972 to schedule the fire protection services you require from a true fire safety professional.

 

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