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This presentation will discuss fire safety practices and requirements for food trucks that are found in NFPA 1 (Fire Code), and in Appendix B (Mobile and Temporary Cooking Operations) of NFPA 96 (Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations). As food trucks are becoming increasingly popular, there have been more food truck incidents involving both fires and explosions. The very nature of the food truck industry also presents the Fire Service with significant challenges in enforcing fire safety regulations, extending to cooperative efforts that are needed with other entities such as health department representatives and local government officials. This session will include discussion of all of these issues, as well as review some case studies involving food truck fires.

Bob Sullivan

Bob Sullivan is the Southwest Regional Director for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Mr. Sullivan has over 31 years of experience serving on fire departments in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado, including several years at the rank of Lieutenant. Prior to coming to NFPA, he served on the Thornton Fire Department in Colorado as the Senior Fire Protection Engineer and Deputy Fire Marshal, focusing on new development construction and fire code enforcement. Previously, Mr. Sullivan worked for National Foam Inc./Kidde Firefighting USA and Industrial Risk Insurers. He has a Master's Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist.