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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has collected ample data on fires in the dining industry, which includes restaurants, fast food establishments, bars and cafés. Their findings accentuate the importance of proper fire alarm design in these types of establishments, in addition to the need for tools that can streamline and improve fire alarm design for the industry.
Data on Restaurant Fires
NFPA data shows that over the course of a single year, there are more than 7,000 structure fires at dine-in restaurants with assembly occupancy limits (in other words, occupancy limits of 50 people or more). This figure has been the average per year over a four-year period. On average, these fires cause three civilian deaths, 110 civilian injuries, and $165 million in direct property damage per year.
Causes of Restaurant Fires
Restaurant fires can be attributed to a range of causes. The NFPA reports that for the four years in their study, the top five causes of restaurant fires were:
- Cooking equipment – 61%
- Electrical distribution/lighting – 9%
- Heating equipment – 9%
- Smoking materials – 7%
- Intentional causation (i.e. arson) – 4%
Improving Fire Alarm Design in Restaurants
These facts reveal a critical need for improved fire alarm design in the restaurant industry. With our FireCAD fire alarm design tool, the licensed contractors who design fire alarms can complete projects far more effectively. FireCAD is ideal for all experience levels; if you’re a licensed contractor who is new to fire alarm design, FireCAD can simplify the process. If you’re an experienced fire alarm designer, FireCAD helps you leverage your existing AutoCAD knowledge to complete projects more quickly. Creating a project in FireCAD is simple, from registering a connection to synchronizing your files.
If you are tasked with completing fire alarm design for restaurants, learn more about this incredible tool that’s revolutionizing fire alarm design. Contact Cadgen Software now; we look forward to speaking with you.
About Cadgen Software
Cadgen makes using AutoCAD easier and faster with user-friendly FireCAD fire alarm design software. Our FireCAD product has saved countless contractors time on project completion, and it can do the same for you. Contact our sales department at (855) 206-1480 Ext. 1. Our knowledgeable team will be glad to answer your questions.
About Cadgen Software
Cadgen makes using AutoCAD easier and faster with user-friendly FireCAD fire alarm design software. Our FireCAD product has saved countless contractors time on project completion, and it can do the same for you. Contact our sales department at (855) 223-4361 Ext. 1. Our knowledgeable team will be glad to answer your questions.