ABC Fire Extinguisher

They use monoammonium phosphate which is a dry chemical that is able to quickly put out the fire. It is a pale-yellow powder that is able to put out all three classes of fire - Class A for trash, wood and paper, Class B for liquids and gases, and Class C for energized electrical sources.

Housing and Regulated Release Assembly

The Ansul R - 102 restaurant fire suppression system is a pre-engineered, wet chemical, cartridge-operated, regulated pressure type with a fixed nozzle agent distribution network. The system is capable of automatic detection and actuation as well as remote manual actuation. Additional equipment is available for building fire alarm panel connections, electrical shutdown and/or interface, and [...]
What Dangers Exist in a Commercial Laundry Room?

What Dangers Exist in a Commercial Laundry Room?

It is important for facilities that use commercial dryers daily to develop a maintenance schedule that includes dryer lint removal to avoid the risk of dryer combustion. Commercial dryer vent fires are responsible for a substantial number of damages, injuries, and deaths annually. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states there are an average of [...]
Fire Safety Tips To Keep Employees & Customers Safe

Fire Safety Tips To Keep Employees & Customers Safe

Of the fires studied by the NFPA, more than 59 percent started in the kitchen, a fact that underscores how important understanding and implementing these best practices for fire safety really are.

We will describe several fire safety best practices in three primary areas preventative maintenance, good housekeeping, and employee training – These practices together can help significantly reduce the risk of fire in your kitchen.

Hood Boss Introduction to Your Kitchen Exhaust System

Hood Boss Introduction to Your Kitchen Exhaust System

Hood Boss has put together this introduction to your Kitchen Exhaust System. This video walks you through the different components that make up your Kitchen Exhaust System. It also walks you through the cleaning process and maintenance involved between services. As a courtesy we have thrown in a few trouble shooting tips for your exhaust [...]
How to Light Your Equipment Pilot Lights

How to Light Your Equipment Pilot Lights

At Hood Boss we understand the revolving door that makes up the work force in the restaurant industry. With turnover in a facility comes lack of knowledge regarding how to use equipment. We came across this article that goes over step by step how to light pilot lights on different types of appliances.We wanted to [...]

NFPA President Jim Pauley, Reacts to Recent Tragic Fires

The president of the NFPA released a few thoughts on the recent fires that have occurred in the last few weeks. He stresses the importance of staying vigilant in our awareness of fire codes. Business owners should hold themselves accountable and not become complacent in regards to fire codes that are in place to protect [...]