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The latest information about flameproofing in Manhattan and NYC.

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

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.