As a restaurant owner/operator or manager, it’s your responsibility to be prepared if prevention falls short. Make sure your employees and assets are protected if a fire emergency occurs.
In 2015, more than 113,500 non-residential fires were reported, causing $3.1 billion worth of property damage. Prevention is always the goal, but what happens if those efforts fall short? Cintas Corporation is offering tips to promote awareness of how to minimize a fire’s impact in time for National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/fire-prevention-tips-for-restaurants/
Grease fires, gas leaks, and faulty wiring lead to more than $200 million in property damage annually
by Siobhán Brett Sep 6, 2018, 9:32am EDT
Bruno Serato ignored the call that came through to his cellphone one night after 4 a.m. The French-born Italian chef had worked until midnight and was too exhausted to pick up. The caller left a voicemail, which struck him as unusual. He sat up and played it. According to the brief message, there was a fire at Anaheim White House, the restaurant in Southern California he had run for nearly 30 years. “I thought it was a joke,” Serato says.
It was a busy weekend at the restaurant with a string of more busy weekends on the horizon, and Serato wasn’t inclined to drive 30 miles round-trip for a prank. But once it became clear that the call was serious, he drove to Anaheim at top speed.