Fire safety and fire prevention are two topics that any restaurant owner/operator should have at the forefront of daily operations. There is a lot that can go wrong in a kitchen, and cooking equipment is responsible for 57 percent of disastrous restaurant fires. A food service establishment is subject to hidden and illusive safety concerns that, if not addressed may impact its survival, the safety of its staff, and the safety of its guests.
Local fire codes demand that commercial kitchen operators comply with specific safety guidelines in this area including proper maintenance for their cooking appliances, fire suppression systems, and exhaust systems. Here is a great article that touches on safety training team members, exhaust cleaning, and emergency action plans.