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NFPA Codes


National Fire Protection Association – NFPA 96

Kitchen Guard prides itself on providing only the highest quality, comprehensive, full-service commercial kitchen cleaning to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

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What is NFPA 96?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards are what local and state fire and building inspectors follow as well as the insurance industry.

According to, NFPA 96 is a set of codes and standards for ventilation control and fire protection of commercial cooking operations by the National Fire Protection Association.   It is THE Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations.  This standard provides broad-based preventive and operative fire safety requirements for the design, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of commercial cooking equipment.

Kitchen Guard provides cleaning services, fan repairs, filter exchange and consultative recommendations to this standard for its clients.  For your specific commercial kitchen (grease, solid fuel, etc.), please see the relevant code language below.