The 411 on Flame Resistant Paint

In just a matter of seconds, a small accident can turn into a small fire can turn into a raging inferno. It doesn't take long at all. There are many catalysts that can ignite a fire - some predictable and some just a strange string of coincidences. Either way, it doesn't take much for a fire to become a major catastrophe. Since the outcome of a fire can be so tragic, it's imperative that every preventative measure that can be taken actually is taken. These efforts can go a long way in saving life and property. Most people are aware of smoke detectors, automatic sprinklers, fire extinguishers, and even flame-resistant materials. But did you know about fire-resistant paint and coatings? That will be the topic of our discussion today.

Flameproofing Guidelines and Fire Safety for Theaters

As New Yorkers, we have access to some of the best theater productions on the planet. Often in sold-out performances, the theaters are packed to capacity with enthusiastic show-goers. However, when you have that many people in one place, the potential for a catastrophe multiplies exponentially if there happened to be a fire. A theater owner has a huge responsibility to the public to see that his or her performance house is in full compliance with FDNY codes. Today, we’re going to discuss just how those running the theater business can protect both their property and human lives from fires.

The Finer Details of Protecting a Hotel from Fire

Booking a hotel and visiting one of the most exciting cities in the world, New York City, is something many people have on their bucket list. The Big Apple has a historic reputation for the best food, theater, and tourist attractions. Because of this, the hotel industry is one of the most lucrative in our city, and it is a huge contributor to the city's economy. Since hotels are so active here, they must follow strict guidelines in order to protect their guests, specifically from the threat of fire. An accidental fire in a hotel is a catastrophic event, and that's why hotels must closely adhere to legal mandates.

How Flameproofing Can Save Lives in a Fire

When a person decides that he or she wants to go into business, it doesn't take long before a pile of technicalities builds up - a logistical mountain of practical, legal, and safety issues. And that's just in the beginning, before he or she can even open the doors. There's more and more to attend to once things get rolling. In the safety category, for certain, 'fire safety' will need to be attended to, and within that, the FDNY will require a flameproofing affidavit - proof that flammable decorative items have been treated with fire retardants. That may feel like just another bothersome item to check off the list, but today we want to encourage business owners and help them see that flameproofing really can be a lifesaving measure, in the event of a fire.

The Progression of Flameproofing Throughout History

When you hear the term ‘flameproofing, I would guess you’re thinking of the mostly modern technique of spraying or coating objects with highly advanced fire retardant chemicals. And you wouldn’t be wrong. Most of us don’t really think of any kind of flameproofing taking place in time periods prior to modern history. However, as soon as humans had an awareness of the power of fire, along with it came attempts to protect themselves from it. Today, we will see how some of the first methods of flameproofing have progressed to what we know it as today.