April 4th and 5th, 2019

Charlotte Fire and Police Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28217

Instructor: Chip Barnhart

This course is designed to provide fire investigators, fire protection officials, fire inspectors, health inspectors, attorneys and insurance agents an overall understanding of commercial kitchen systems. Learn what can go wrong and how to prevent it. It has been taught all over North America, Europe and Asia.

Course Description

This two-day course uses video, virtual picture tours and PowerPoint to take you into commercial kitchen systems and onto rooftops to reveal code deficiencies. You will learn how to recognize many of the investigation challenges of kitchen systems. A virtual tour of real case studies will show you the worst of what can happen.

Course Curriculum

  • Components of exhaust and fire suppression systems.
  • Construction, installation and maintenance of commercial kitchen ventilation
  • Understanding codes and standards: NFPA 96, IMC, UL 300 and other code requirements.
  • Why fires are not controlled
  • Common sources of kitchen fires
  • Why fire suppression systems fail
  • Common exhaust systems deficiencies
  • How to gather fragile evidence
  • What are the key elements that destroy commercial restaurants


$175.00 per person. This is well below the normal cost of the class. This is the only offering of this class on the East Coast at this time.


To reserve your seat for this class, please email the following required information to

  • Full Name (how you would like it on your certificate)
  • Department or Company Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number (preferably a cell number)
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you with payment and other additional information

For questions or other information please contact:
Chief Fire Investigator Paul E. Wilkinson
704-336-3975 or


UNC - Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University is offering two (2) new ONLINE BS Fire Science Degree Programs:

1. Bachelor of Science of Fire Science (122 Credits) Investigation Concentration
2. Bachelor of Science of Fire Science (122 Credits) Management Concentration

Click here to visit UNC-Fayetteville State University  -or-  Contact Dr.  Juma Booker • (910) 672-1975

NOTE: Fayetteville State University is a member of the The University of North Carolina.

CVCC Fire Protection Technology Program

Click here to visit the Catawba Valley Community College

Contact Jennifer Henson• (828) 327-8000 x4123