Nothing generates excitement and energy for a business like a special promotional event. Putting together something out of the ordinary is often just the trick for fresh interest and a broader customer base. When planning an event like this, lots of preparing must take place. An item on that checklist is (or should be!) including fire safety. The FDNY has special mandates for flameproofing temporary sets and props that may be used for a special event. Today we will go over some of the things you should know about flameproofing temporary structures, decorations, and scenery.
As inhabitants of New York City, the love of theater is in our blood, isn't it? There's so much that goes into making a theater performance a heart-stopping experience for those who attend. However, if an unfortunate fire should break out, that's not really the heart-stopping effect that we're looking for, right? Thankfully, theater fires are a rare occurrence today, and that is primarily because of the measures that have been taken in fire safety and prevention. As part of that, flameproofing is a vital element of the fire safety process in order to keep theaters safe. Today we'll be discussing what's involved in flameproofing scenery in theaters.