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Light the Path of Egress for the Holidays

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Holidays are upon us and now’s a good time to make sure your lights are working properly and get them hung in all the right places. No, not the strands of pretty holiday lights. We are talking about exit and emergency lighting in your restaurant or place of business. These safety devices light the path of egress for everyone inside a facility.   Read More . . .

The Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning Guide for Restaurant Owners

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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How to Help, Not Hinder, in a Real Fire Situation

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

People, instinctively, want to lend a hand in an emergency situation. Our survival instinct kicks-in and we look for ways to keep ourselves safe, as well as those around us. Even with all those good intentions, there are things that people do in these situations that can hinder the performance of the first responders and put other's lives in more danger.   Read More . . .

Fire Safety Tips for Business Owners

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Every fire has the potential to reach catastrophic levels. It is absolutely necessary for every business to have a fire safety plan in place in order to avoid injury, loss of life or substantial property loss. As a manager or business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your staff and employees are protected in the event of a fire. Here are a few components of a well prepared fire safety plan.   Read More . . .

Vehicle Fire Extinguishers 101

Monday, March 30, 2015

We hear the same questions everyday, but there's one that's begun to stand out: “Should I put a fire extinguisher in my vehicle(s)?” The simple answer is, “Yes!” 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that vehicle fires account for about 20 percent of all reported fires. Short circuits, leaking fluids and faulty fuel delivery systems are just a few common causes of vehicle fires.    Read More . . .

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Friday, December 19, 2014

Your beautifully decorated Christmas tree can also be a deadly fire hazard.  Christmas tree fires are infrequent, but when they do occur, they are serious, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  Fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires caused by Christmas trees each year from 2007-2011. The result was a yearly average of six deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in property damage, the NFPA reported.   Read More . . .

The FSC Monthly Service Agreement

Monday, November 17, 2014

Did you know that Fire & Safety Commodities offers a Monthly Service Agreement that provides you with a fixed annual budget for the inspection, maintenance and service of you restaurant fire protection equipment?   Read More . . .

FAQs on Fire Escape Planning

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A disorganized evacuation can result in confusion, injury, and property damage. If you are a business owner, please take the time to understand what goes into creating an effective fire escape plan.  Once all your questions are answered, prepare a plan and share it with your employees as part of an ongoing training schedule.  As a homeowner, you should have a clear plan to evacuate your family in the event of a fire.   Read More . . .

Restaurant Fire Prevention Overview

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Restaurants are full of potential fire sources with open flames, hot equipment, electrical connections, cooking oils, cleaning chemicals and paper products. There are an estimated 8,000 restaurant fires each year that cause an annual average of $246 million in direct property damage. Here are some steps you can take to prevent lost revenues from fire and eliminate the possibility that you will have to completely shut down your place of business.   Read More . . .

Ansul Piranha Fire Suppression Systems

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The PIRANHA Dual Agent Restaurant Fire Suppression System employs the best firefighting attributes of two extinguishing agents: the fast flame knockdown and securing power of wet chemical and the fast cool-down capability of water. The system provides protection for settings such as casual and fine dining, fast food chains, culinary schools, sports complexes and stadiums, and four- and five-star lodging facilities.   Read More . . .


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