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The environment beneath a commercial cooking hood is the perfect place for a fire: plenty of oxygen and aerosolized flammable vapors.
Today’s Coffee Break Training, “Grease Collection Container” explains one requirement to help remove some of the flammable grease.
Your Coffee Break can be downloaded from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cb_fp_2009_26.pdf
Always refer to nationally recognized design and installation standards, the product manufacturer or listing details for specific information.
Please share this Coffee Break Training segment and others with your peers. Previous Coffee Breaks may be found at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/coffee-break/
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The United States Chemical Safety Board has a new safety video, “Emergency Preparedness.” The video can be seen at www.csb.gov on the CSB home page. It runs about 20 minutes, and features computer animations and news footage to show various problems with responses to chemical emergencies, some of which result in death and injury to firefighters and others responding.
The CSB is an independent federal agency that investigates chemical accidents.
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