Commercial kitchens are an inherently dangerous arena as far as fire safety is concerned. With their frequent use of open flame in the chaotic environment of a busy restaurant, it’s no wonder that every year almost 6,000 commercial kitchens report a fire in the United States. Luckily, there are certain steps that can be taken to mitigate fire risks in commercial kitchen settings. Learn more about commercial kitchen fire prevention in today’s blog.
If you’ve invested in a fire alarm, it’s important to keep it properly maintained to ensure it works in the case of an emergency. With proper care, a fire alarm can last up to two decades before needing to be replaced. Learn all you need to know about how to keep your fire alarm in its best shape in today’s blog.
If you saw the TV news reports of the industrial explosions that took place in Tianjin, China on August 13, 2015, then you were as stunned as we were. Estimates were given that the blast was equal to the detonation of 3 tons of TNT.
The resulting deaths of more than 200 people, the ensuing fires and extensive property damage all make this tragic event one of the top industrial catastrophes of all time.
The Chinese government has still to fully report on the causes of the calamity, and as is customary in China, the authorities have been doing their best to “manage” the story.
But those efforts have not been able to squelch the overwhelming impact of this tragedy.
From the first days after the event, accusations of illegal storage and trafficking on a large scale of hazardous materials have been leveled against Rui Hai International Logistics, the operator of the plants involved.
There has also been speculation that first responder firefighters unwittingly abetted the chain of events by creating an unstable acetylene gas reaction from pouring water on stores of calcium carbide.
It remains to be seen whether the violation of laws, laxity in inspection and enforcement, or just plain ignorance — or a combination of all the above — were to blame for the devastation in Tianjin.
Could it happen here?
We in the U.S. might be able to take some solace that our fire suppression education is superior, and that our fire inspection and regulation enforcement processes are more rigorous than many places elsewhere in the world. Yet the tragedy in Tianjin points out just how ever-vigilant our manufacturers and other business owners, along with our regulatory bodies, need to be.
It is indeed a solemn reminder.
Fire Protection with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers and fire alarm systems to keep commercial buildings safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.
Do you manage a commercial kitchen? Then fire protection is a must. In a commercial kitchen environment, you don’t have room for error. You need a reliable fire suppression to keep your restaurant safe and protect it from fire hazards. Anytime an environment has cooking appliances close together, there’s a potential fire hazards, including open flames. When you are managing a commercial kitchen, you want to have the right fire protections for your business. One of the best fire protections you can have for a restaurant is a hood system. Why? A hood system will improve the safety and efficiency of your commercial kitchen. You will need a proper size for your hood system and there are many hood systems available for any size commercial kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »
With the temperatures beginning to drop and winter growing closer with each passing week, college students are preparing to hunker down in their dorms this winter. While a college dorm can be a cozy place to spend snow days during the winter season, dorm fires tend to occur most often during the winter months. This is because there are more elements at play during the winter months that could lead to a fire beginning within a college dorm. In order to prevent college dorm fires this winter season, college students throughout the state of Maryland should follow a number of different safety and prevention steps.