Fires don't commonly break out in retail shops, but they do happen periodically. Protecting customers, workers, products and yourself is paramount during any fire outbreak. However, you might admit you haven't been thinking much about the possibility. What fire-prevention and safety measures should you take? Test Suppression Systems Fire suppression systems are likely required in your retail store. However, without any fires, your existing system is easy to ignore. You might have no idea how well the smoke dampers are functioning or whether the vents are blocked.