Food Truck Fire Inspection Checklist


This Food Truck Fire Inspection Checklist is tailored to address specific fire safety concerns associated with the unique environment of food trucks.

Due to their compact spaces, cooking equipment, and fuel sources, food trucks present particular fire risks.

Regular inspections using this checklist can help identify and mitigate these risks, ensuring the safety of employees, customers, and the community.

Adherence to this checklist supports compliance with local fire safety regulations and promotes best practices in fire safety management within the mobile food service industry.

Food Truck Fire Inspection Checklist

Food Truck Details:
Business Name: ______________________________________________
Vehicle License Plate: ________________________________________
Location of Inspection: ________________________________________
Date of Inspection: _______________
Time of Inspection: _______________
Inspector’s Name: __________________

1. Cooking Equipment:

[  ] All cooking equipment is securely mounted and in good working condition.

[  ] Grease buildup is regularly cleaned from the cooking area and exhaust hood.

[  ] Cooking appliances are turned off and cooled before moving the vehicle.

2. Fire Suppression Systems:

[  ] A Class K fire extinguisher is available near the cooking area.

[  ] Automatic fire suppression system is installed above cooking equipment and is fully functional.

[  ] Fire suppression system and fire extinguishers have been serviced in the last 12 months.

3. Electrical Systems:

[  ] Electrical wiring is insulated and free from damage.

[  ] No use of frayed cords, overloaded circuits, or improper extension cords.

[  ] Circuit breakers are easily accessible and properly labeled.

4. Gasoline and Propane:

[  ] Propane tanks are securely mounted and located outside the vehicle.

[  ] Tanks, hoses, and connectors are free from leaks and in good condition.

[  ] The vehicle has a functional gas leak detector if propane is used.

5. Ventilation:

[  ] Ventilation hoods are clean and grease-free.

[  ] Exhaust system is working properly and directs fumes outside the truck.

[  ] Air intake and exhaust ports are unobstructed.

6. Combustible Materials:

[  ] Combustible materials are stored away from heat sources.

[  ] Flammable liquids are stored in approved, clearly labeled containers.

[  ] Trash and grease are regularly removed from the premises.

7. Exit Accessibility:

[  ] A clear path to the service window and door exists inside the truck.

[  ] Emergency exits are clearly marked and unobstructed.

[  ] Staff are trained on an emergency evacuation plan.

8. General Safety:

[  ] A first-aid kit is available and easily accessible.

[  ] The truck is equipped with a carbon monoxide detector if cooking indoors.

[  ] Safety signs and operation instructions are clearly displayed and readable.

9. Staff Training:

[  ] All staff have been trained in fire safety and emergency procedures.

[  ] Staff know how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

[  ] Regular safety meetings are held to discuss and update fire safety procedures.

Comments & Additional Observations:

(Include any specific findings, potential hazards, or areas for improvement.)

Inspector’s Confirmation:

I confirm that the above inspection was conducted according to current fire safety standards specific to food trucks. All findings and recommendations are based on observed conditions during the inspection.

Signature: ___________________________ Date: _____________

Food Truck Representative’s Acknowledgment:

I acknowledge the findings of this inspection and commit to addressing any identified issues promptly to ensure the safety of the vehicle, staff, and customers.

Signature: ___________________________ Date: _____________


Utilizing this Food Truck Fire Inspection Checklist regularly is vital for maintaining a safe operating environment.

Addressing identified issues promptly not only enhances the safety of your food truck but also contributes to the overall well-being and confidence of your customers and staff.

Staying informed about and compliant with local fire safety regulations is crucial for your business’s longevity and community reputation.

Regular updates to safety equipment and protocols, along with ongoing staff training, are key components of a robust fire safety strategy.

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