Fire Protection for Grocery Stores in Maryland, Virginia & Washington, DC
Whether you own or manage a grocery store in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, you have enough on your plate without worrying about a fire starting and spreading throughout your business. As a responsible franchisee, it’s vital to install the necessary fire protection equipment. Then, you must follow the recommended timelines for inspecting, testing, and maintaining these systems to keep them up and running. Explore your grocery store’s fire risks and learn how the right equipment from Guardian Fire Protection can keep your building, merchandise, and customers safe.
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Causes of Fire in Grocery Stores
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 16,000 mercantile properties (including grocery stores) are damaged in fires each year. On average, these cause 13 civilian deaths, 242 civilian injuries, and $648 million in property damage. The top causes of fire in grocery stores include:
- Cooking equipment (19 percent)
- Electrical and lighting equipment (12 percent)
- Heating systems (11 percent)
- Arson (10 percent)
- Smoking materials (9 percent)
Fire Protection Systems for Grocery Stores
Guardian Fire Protection is equipped to be your one-stop-shop for grocery store fire protection. We sell, install, inspect, test, and maintain the systems listed here.
Fire Alarms for Grocery Stores
When customers are scattered around your grocery store, it’s important to sound the alarm so everyone knows if there’s an emergency. After all, a customer perusing the frozen aisle may be completely unaware that a spark has ignited a fire in the bakery.
Guardian Fire Protection is certified by the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NICET), so we’re qualified to design and install a fire alarm system in your grocery store. We can also provide ongoing services for safety and code compliance.
Fire Sprinkler Systems for Grocery Stores
A fire emergency can happen anywhere in your grocery store at any time of day or night. This is what makes a fire sprinkler system so critical. With the quick response time of a heat sensor that sets off one sprinkler head at a time, it’s often possible to douse a fire before emergency responders arrive.
Fire Extinguishers for Grocery Stores
Your employees should have access to portable fire extinguishers to put out small fires before they have a chance to grow and cause more damage. We’ll help you order the correct type, size, brand, and number of fire extinguishers for your grocery store as required by local fire codes. Then, we’ll inspect, maintain, and recharge your extinguishers to ensure ongoing protection for your building.
Emergency Lighting for Grocery Stores
In the event of a fire, it’s critical for everyone to know where the exits are located. Therefore, emergency backup lights and illuminated exit signs should be an integral part of your fire protection system. At Guardian Fire Protection, we can install new lights, change burned out bulbs, and routinely test your system as required by national fire code.
Kitchen Fire Suppression for Grocery Stores
Since cooking equipment is a leading cause of fires in grocery stores, you can’t skip installing a kitchen fire suppression system in the deli and bakery sections of your building. The high temperatures and flammable oils often used in cooking make these areas the most likely places for a fire to break out. We’ll help you choose the right suppression system for your needs and provide ongoing maintenance and refill services as needed.
Schedule Fire Protection for Grocery Stores in MD, VA & DC
Guardian Fire Protection is dedicated to supporting grocery store owners and managers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Whether you need new fire protection systems installed, or the time has come to maintain your equipment, we can fulfill your request. We have over 30 years of fire protection experience, and our knowledgeable team is prepared to make your grocery store safe and code compliant.