What is Flame Proofing?
Flame Proofing (also Fire Proofing) is the treatment of curtains, drapes and decorations made from natural fibers, like cotton, with a agents that reduce the fabric’s flammability so that it becomes nearly non-combustible.
What needs to be Flame Proofed in a Public Building?
According to the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) which enforces the regulations in New York City, all decorations, drapes, curtains, scenery, and other materials used for artistic enhancement in public buildings, unless already made of noncombustible material, must be flame proofed.
The New York Fire Department regulations apply to all public buildings including the following:
Who can perform the Flame Proofing process?
Only a person holding a “Certificate of Fitness for flameproofing” from FDNY is authorized to flameproof or personally supervise the flameproofing of the materials to be used inside public buildings.
Where and How is the Flame Proofing process done?
Flame Proofing process involves either coating or soaking the material or items in fire retardant material. All chemicals and application methods used for flameproofing must be approved by the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) for the Fire Department. In most cases, flameproofing can be done on site, preferably when there is limited presence of the public, but it is not necessary. Items may also be removed, flame proofed off-site and then reinstalled.
Why Use Flameproofing NY for your Flame Proofing needs ?
At Flameproofing NY we are proud to carry the Certificate of Fitness for Flameproofing from FDNY. We use only chemicals that were approved by the FDNY which are non-toxic and environmentally friendly