What codes or standards does NFPA have to address fire hazards associated with mobile or temporary cooking?

Blog Post created by jwilmot Employee on Nov 15, 2017


Mobile cooking operations have been gaining popularity in recent years and the fire safety regulations are finally catching up! This presentation highlights the recent incidents that caused concern and the development of fire safety requirements for mobile cooking operations to address potential hazards.


Last week Kristin Bigda — Principal Engineer and Staff Liason for NFPA 1 — covered this topic during my NFPA Live, an exclusive for NFPA Members. During the live event we got this follow-up question. Since you are a registered user on Xchange I'm now sharing it with you. I hope you find some value in it.


We also have a free downloadable food truck fact sheet that covers some of this same information. Download this fact sheet, and print it out. It is intended to help advance safety of mobile and temporary cooking operations.

Jacqueline Wilmot is a Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA and Staff Liason for NFPA 96. NFPA Live is an interactive video series in which members of NFPA staff address some of the most frequent topics they receive through the Member's Only Technical Question service. If you are currently an NFPA Member you can view the entire video by following this link. If you're not currently a member, join today!