Over 24,000 food trucks operate in the United States, according to a recent study. Food truck owners saw a significant increase in business during the pandemic. In the mobile food service industry, learning about the importance of fire safety equipment is a must. Fire suppression systems and fire extinguishers are essential for keeping your food truck from flames.
Fines and the inability to obtain work permits in various locations can result if your food truck is not properly equipped. We’ve provided some advice to help you reduce the risk of food truck fires.
Put Money into the Right Type of Fire-Suppression Equipment
To satisfy the needs of hungry customers, specialized cooking equipment is necessary. Using a deep fryer or skillet puts yourself and your coworkers in a dangerous position. A fire suppression system is essential in food trucks because of the dangers of containing these heat sources. Chemicals will be used to extinguish a fire if it breaks out under the hood of these systems. These substances have been developed to put out a fire as quickly and effectively as possible.
Some food truck owners believe installing a fire suppression hood and system is a simple DIY project. This is a challenging task that requires the expertise of a trained professional. Atlantic Fire Protection will install your hood’s fire suppression system once it is in place. You can cook with confidence if you have this system on board.
Ensure that the Right Fire Extinguishers are on Hand
You must be concerned about fire safety if you own a food truck. Putting out a fire is much easier if you have various tools at your disposal. Having both a fire suppression system and fire extinguishers on board is a necessity for this purpose. There are restaurant-specific fire extinguishers, which you may not be aware of if you’re new to the food service industry.
The Class K fire extinguisher is equipped with a particular chemical for cooking oil fires. Once you’ve installed the proper fire protection measures, you’ll need to keep them up to date. They can inspect and maintain it to ensure it is ready to go if necessary.
Make Sure Your Food Truck Isn’t Parked in the Wrong Place
Owners of food trucks enjoy the freedom that comes with working on the road. Serving hungry customers in a new location while parked in a new area can be a lot of fun! However, before you start cooking, you should pay attention to where you park your food truck. To ensure the safety of those who pass by your food truck, you should park at least 10 feet away from nearby structures.
Purchasing a new fire extinguisher or fire suppression system is an important decision that requires careful consideration. At Brazas Fire were here to help if that’s the case!