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Fire Suppression Systems

Having your fire suppression system properly maintained makes a world of difference when it comes to protecting your restaurant against fire. Cooking fire suppression Systemsappliances are usually using open flame as the primary heating source, so it is vital for you to have the right program and tools in place to protect your restaurant facilty and its people in the worst-case scenario. 

The NFPA 17a and 96, set out your responsibilities and requirements for cleaning, maintenance, inspection and testing of your kitchen suppression system. These codes require you to use a “T.Q.C.” Trained, Qualified and Certified, fire protection professional approved by your local authority to conduct all semi-annual inspections and tests of your fire suppression system.

fire suppression Systems

As a full-service fire protection company, The Fire Safety Group installs, maintains, inspects and tests all of your kitchen fire suppression systems. Our dedicated factory certified fire protection technicians will:

  • Replace your dry chemical fire suppression system with a wet chemical system that meets the UL300 Standard
  • Verify whether or not your wet chemical system is compliant with UL300
  • Inspect your fire suppression system every six months, in accordance with NFPA 17a and 96
  • File all applicable paperwork with local authorities
  • Provide your insurance carrier with lower risk assessments, lowering your premiums

Every inspection, repair or test we perform is conducted exactly as the applicable codes dictate under NFPA 17a & 96, as well as your insurance requirements. Protecting your life safety and that of your employees and customers is our utmost concern.

Learn about: UL300 Requirements - Click Here

Semi-Annual Inspections

Several NFPA guidelines, including 17, 17a and 96, address the maintenance of commercial cooking equipment and restaurant fire suppression systems.  Semi-annually, you are required to have a “T.Q.C.” Trained, Qualified and Certified,  fire protection technician inspect andtest the entire kitchen suppression system, including but not limited to:

  • Terminal fuse link on detection line is cut.
  • Manual pull station is pulled.
  • Make sure fuel supply shuts down.
  • Nozzles are free of blockage.
  • Nozzle and appliance line-up has proper coverage.
  • Nozzle caps are in place.
  • Make sure make-up air shuts down.
  • Exhaust fan is operating properly.
  • Cylinder is inspected for corrosion.
  • System pressure is within specs.
  • Fusible links are replaced.
  • Did system activate alarm if applicable.
  • The extinguishing system is in its proper location
  • The manual indicators and seals are intact
  • The maintenance tag or certificate is in place
  • No obvious physical damage or condition exists that might prevent operation (e.g. a leaky pipe or corrosion)

The fire protection technician must document the results and any recommendations, and attach a new tag with his or her name and the date on the fire suppression system.

Portable Fire Extinguishers

Another aspect that should not be overlooked is the changes with portable fire extinguishers:

  • Designation of portable extinguisher use as secondary backup fire protection to the automatic fire protection system, and
  • Use of the Class K portable extinguisher.

Use of portable extinguishers as backup to the automatic fire protection system may require a major education effort at some locations. In most cases, the portable fire extinguisher is considered the “first line of defense” against fire. Prior to the UL 300 “revolution” this was true for cooking operations. Now the first line of defense against fire in cooking operations is to activate the fire-extinguishing system.

To schedule your fire suppression system service , call one of our fire protection specialists today


Our Clients

The Fire Safety Groups clients span an array of industries from Restaurants to Hospitals. Below you will find a small sample of clients we service.


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