Contact & Resources for HOODS HAWAII, Island-wide Service

Resources and Links for Fire Code & Extinguisher Information

HOODS HAWAII offers island-wide service for hood cleaning, fire suppression system, and fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance. We operate the only mobile fire extinguisher inspection and refill service covering the Big Island. Our quality control includes stringent cleaning and safety protocols that help our customers remain in compliance with NFPA 96.

Resources on the Fire Code

Fire code NFPA 96 is provided by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) as the governing body that provides the minimum codes of standards for the kitchen exhaust cleaning industry.

The NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations

NFPA 96 reflects industry best practices that maximize protection of operators, building occupants, and property for reducing fire risks in public and private commercial kitchens. The 2011 NFPA 96 is the current code clarifying the requirements for certifying technicians and qualified providers who maintain equipment.

Today, more than ever, exhaust hood cleaners require quality methods for maintaining grease-free exhaust systems to keep facilities protected from grease fires.

Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Frequency Requirements:

Monthly: systems serving solid fuel cooking operations

Quarterly: systems serving high-volume operations such as 24 hour cooking, charbroiling or wok cooking

Semi–Annually: systems serving moderate-volume cooking operations

Annually: systems serving low-volume cooking operations, such as churches, day camps, seasonal businesses

Fire Code NFPA 96*
Fire Extinguisher Training

* Reprinted 2011 update, with permission from NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations © 2001, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 02269. The reprinted material is not the complete and official position of the National Fire Protection Association, on the referenced subject, which is represented only by the standard in its entirety.


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