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What's Required on an Inherently Flame Resistant Materials Affidavit

It can be stressful for a business owner to think about trying to steer through the labyrinth of FDNY fire safety regulations.  There are so many requirements to be approached, and it may seem like there will always be that one thing that we forget to do.  One subset in the realm of fire safety is fireproofing. The FDNY expects that ornamental items or items used for aesthetic enrichment on business properties be soaked or sprayed with flame retardants if they are not otherwise inherently flame resistant. A business owner must be able to prove that these conditions have been met by receiving a valid affidavit.  There are 2 different categories of obligations, and today we are discussing the affidavit that is required for items that are inherently flame-resistant.

What's Required on a Flame Retardant Affidavit

A 'flameproofing affidavit' is not typically on a business owner's 'prior knowledge' list. There are so many things a business owner needs to juggle, and more than likely, a flameproofing affidavit is not on the radar. However, this piece of paper can be the difference between life and death in the case of a fire, and also whether a business is able to be legally operational.  Businesses are required to have a flameproofing affidavit on-site reflecting that the decorative items on location are either inherently non-combustible or have been treated with fire retardants. So, how do you know if you're being issued an affidavit that meets FDNY regulations? Today, we will discuss that in detail.

Flameproofing Affidavit Checklist

At times, the reality of the need for flameproofing might take a business owner by surprise.  It could appear to be a complex and overwhelming process, but it doesn't have to be.  If a business owner is in the know about what to expect and how to prepare, it can alleviate much of the stress and anxiety that surrounds the flameproofing process. The FDNY has published materials that can help flameproofing companies and business owners alike know what to expect and be ready on the big day that the flameproofing procedures will occur. When you know what the FDNY is looking for, you can make sure you don't miss a step. By following the right procedures, we can ensure that the process isn't delayed and will pass inspection.  This affidavit checklist holds us a Flameproofing Certificate of Fitness holder accountable, to ensure we are following proper procedures.

Temporary Structures that Need to Be Flameproofed

I'm not sure if there's anyone out there who doesn't like a good celebration. When it comes to running a business, hosting a special event is just the thing to generate excitement and enthusiasm. Running a promotion can really drive new business as well as pull together a team of employees.  There are lots of details that need to be considered for a special business event among the public, and on that list should be how you will prepare for a safe celebration, including fire safety. Any time the public gathers, fire safety - and flameproofing in particular - needs to be considered.  Your event may have temporary sets and props, and even these materials need to be properly fireproofed. Today's discussion will center around the rules regarding flameproofing for temporary scenery, decorations, and structures.

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

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