Benefits of Closure

— By David Dawdy — Alternatives to elevator lobbies are a game changer for the retail and hospitality industries.   In 1980, a kitchen fire tore through the casino floor of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The inferno sent

Protect & Serve

— By Rusty Amarante — The future looks bright for service-based franchises.   Providing specialized and on-demand services, service-based businesses currently represent a large portion of the franchise establishments in the United States. For almost a decade, service-based franchises have

Telgian Fire Safety Appoints Vice President, Operations

Phoenix — Telgian Fire Safety has appointed Terrence Magee as its new vice president, operations. He will be responsible for the customer service and customer care operations for the fire and life safety testing, inspections and repair company. Magee brings

Plan, Prepare, Prevent

— By Michael Mastous — Fire prevention and protection tips business owners need to know.   According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 8.3% of fires take place in non-residential properties, with an estimated 100,300 non-residential fires reported between 2014-2016, resulting

Cuhaci & Peterson Promotes Senior Vice President of Engineering

Orlando, Fla. — Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Engineers and Planners has promoted Joe Keene to senior vice president of engineering. Formerly vice president of mechanical engineering, Keene will now oversee strategic direction and management of the firm’s engineering disciplines, including

Truck Show

Behind the scenes of food truck safety.

Site Readiness

Essential fire safety checklist for new restaurants.

Disaster Zone

Is your commercial kitchen one fire away from disaster?

Playing With Fire

Restaurants risk building loss, insurance claim exclusion, liability and litigation for fires caused by failure to clean kitchen exhaust systems to code.

Code Red

5 ways to ensure your kitchen stays up to code to prevent fires.

Teach & Train

How restaurants can address important changes to NFPA 96.

Hot Topics

Investigating commercial kitchen exhaust system fires.

Safe & Sound

Reduce the risks of restaurant fires by maintaining a clean, sound kitchen.

Restaurant Technologies Expands Executive Team

Minneapolis — Restaurant Technologies, an award-winning provider of oil management to foodservice operators, has appointed two new executive leaders: Amy O’Neil, vice president of operations; and Lori Wall, vice president of human resources. The company also has promoted Bruce Atkinson,

HOODZ International Names New President

Ann Arbor, Mich. — HOODZ International, LLC (HOODZ), a subsidiary of BELFOR Franchise Group, has appointed Keith Turner as president. Turner most recently served HOODZ as vice president of support and technical services.

ABCO Fire Protection Opens New Location in Bowling Green, Ky.

Cleveland — ABCO Fire Protection is celebrating the relocation of its southern Kentucky shop into the city of Bowling Green. After 19 years in Smith’s Grove, Ky., Superior Fire & Safety (a division of ABCO) has relocated to 300 Lowe

Hidden Fire Hazard

Pollution control units provide additional filtration, but they also pose a threat if not properly safeguarded.

Grade “A” Clean

Take the appropriate steps to ensure your kitchen is up to code and free of hazards year round.

Telgian Corporation Makes 3 Executive Appointments

Phoenix — Fire, security and life safety services provider Telgian Corporation has appointed Alan Gargano as division president for compliance solutions, Bob Caputo as executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Jason Hand as executive vice president of compliance

Telgian Corporation Relocates Headquarters

Phoenix — Fire, security and life safety services provider Telgian Corporation has moved its headquarters from Tempe, Ariz., to Phoenix. At 41,000 square feet, the new office space is double the size of the previous office with a customized floor