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Prevention and preparedness are essential when dealing with a fire; they can be the difference between complete devastation and minimal loss

When: Wednesday
From 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM
Where: Jim & Pete's Restaurant
7806 West North Avenue
Elmwood Park, Illinois  60707
United States
Presenter: Heil & Kay Insurance and Tyco Simplex Grinnell
Contact: Membership Department

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are nearly 8,000 eating and drinking establishment fires reported annually. A fire can devastate your business, leading to lost revenues and possible permanent closure. It should come as no surprise that cooking and human error are the leading causes of fires. Although you cannot always avoid a fire from occurring, there are steps you can take to minimize loss and protect your staff.

1) Implement a fire safety program, including an evacuation plan, and review it with staff quarterly.
2) Keep your fire suppression system up to code.
3) Keep portable fire extinguishers on hand, and train staff on proper use of extinguishers.
4) Uphold good housekeeping practices, avoid grease buildup, and properly store flammable liquids.

Prevention and preparedness are essential when dealing with a fire; they can be the difference between complete devastation and minimal loss. 

Members  $10             Non-Members  $15
*Suppliers      Members  $20             Non-Members  $30
*This luncheon is designed for operator members; it is recommended that suppliers interested in attending bring a restaurateur with them – cost is $20 per person for suppliers (price includes admission for restaurateur).

2:00 p.m.       Networking & 
2:45 p.m.       Beer, Wine & hors d' oeuvres
3:15 p.m.       Opening Remarks by Sam Toia 
3:30 p.m.       Educational Seminar and Q & A
4:15 p.m.       Seminar finishes, but hands on training can continue for all that would like to participate
4:15-5:00        Fire simulations continues for all that would like to try, continued networking and one on one questions answered


The Illinois Restaurant Association, Heil & Kay Insurance, and Tyco Simplex Grinnell are hosting an interactive, hands-on Fire Safety Seminar on May 7, 2014, at Jim & Pete’s Pizza in Elmwood Park, IL.

To attend, contact Tina Garrett at or IRA Membership Department at or 312-787-4000


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