How to Create an Emergency Action Plan for Your Restaurant

Posted May 31, 2017 by Koorsen Fire & Security

How to create an emergency action plan for your restaurant

Do You Have an Emergency Action Plan for Your Restaurant?

An emergency action plan is a guideline for your restaurant staff to follow in the event of a fire. The plan should include an evacuation policy, escape procedures, instructions on how to operate fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems, and emergency contact information.

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While creating an emergency action plan is important, it’s only effective if your staff is educated on the plan. This can usually be done when onboarding new staff or training current staff on how to operate fire extinguishers, which is mandated by OSHA.

To learn more about how to reduce the risk of fire in your commercial kitchen through staff training and strict fire risk reduction tasks, you can read our informative article on In the article, we cover how to create an emergency action plan, how to train your staff on fire safety, and best practices to reduce fire risks in your commercial kitchen.


Keep your restaurant compliant. Contact a Koorsen Fire & Security associate today for inspections and servicing of your fire protection equipment, as well as fire extinguisher training for your staff.

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Topics: Kitchen Fire Suppression, Press, Restaurant Industry

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