Certified Flameproofing

The latest information about flameproofing in Manhattan and NYC.

Scenery That Needs to Be Flameproofed

As New Yorkers, Broadway shows and live theater performances are close to our hearts. As residents, we have a unique opportunity to attend some of the best entertainment shows in the world.  But what we probably don’t think about is that these incredible shows and gorgeous sets and scenery can be extremely hazardous fire safety threats. There have been several fires in America’s history that have taken place during entertainment performances such as the Brooklyn Theater fire, the Iroquois Theater fire (Chicago) and the Station Nightclub fire (Rhode Island). Scenery and sets are transient pieces of equipment, so it can be difficult to keep track of flameproofing. However, for there to be ultimate protection from fires, sets and scenery are required to be fireproofed.

Decorations That Need to Be Flameproofed

Sometimes, it can be a little confusing when it comes to the laws regarding flameproofing.  Many business owners wonder which items in their location are required to be flameproofed.  The FDNY has provided guidelines to clear up any confusion about what must be treated with flame repellents. There are several categories of materials that must be fireproofed before a business can receive a flameproofing affidavit and be open for business. Today we will be discussing items in the decoration category that need flameproofing.

So How Exactly Does the Flame-Retardant Treatment of Materials Happen?

When it comes to fire safety and prevention, a priority item on a list of preventative measures should be flameproofing.  When items are flameproofed, this can slow or prevent the spread of fire.  This action alone holds the potential to save countless lives. Lots of business owners have questions as to how flameproofing is performed and all the elements that are involved. While it's not necessarily a complicated process, it is one that must follow strict safety standards set forth by the FDNY.  So, if you have questions as to what, how, and how often in regard to flameproofing, we can shed some light.

Learning from History: Winecoff Hotel Fire, Atlanta, GA

Any time a fire occurs, it is a tragedy on some level. However, when a fire happens in a public place, the level of disaster only increases. Unfortunately, history recounts several of these horrible fires that have taken place in the U.S. While incredibly tragic, these fires can teach us some important lessons so that they do not occur in the future -  if we will be good students of history. One fire that we can learn from is the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Learning from History: Iroquois Theater Fire, Chicago, IL

When we look at fire prevention, a helpful thing to do is to analyze an actual fire that has occurred and discover what the causes were. This helps us determine what factors were in play and to not make those same mistakes. In studying certain fires through history, ascertaining causes can improve our methods of prevention. Certain fires might have been stopped or slowed down or prevented entirely if fireproofing procedures were in place at the time. A significant fire in U.S. history is the fire at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, IL which occurred in 1903.  This fire is considered one of the deadliest in American history, and if we do our due diligence, there's a lot we can learn about methods of fire prevention.

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