• Brad Davies
    Brad Davies
    President of On-Site Drapery Cleaners

    Mr. Davies has been in the fire protection business since 2008. Having tested and re-treated thousands of textiles, Mr. Davies has years of field experience, has been an NFPA and USITT member for years, has published numerous articles on flame retardant testing and treatment, and has the privilege of being invited to discuss textiles and the fire code with many Safety Officials, Theater Professional Groups, and Fire Prevention Officers, at the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute (FESTI). Founded in 1978, On-Site Drapery Cleaners has grown to be the experts in same day curtain cleaning and flameproofing.


Stage Drapery Fire Code Compliance & Care

Fire Safety on stages is a real issue: drapes are naturally flammable and, when exposed to hot lights, or electrical sparks, there is an increased risk of fire. Flameproofing on drapes forms an important part of a church’s fire safety system.

Stage draperies require ongoing care and maintenance to continue to look good and be safe. The presentation will discuss fabrics used on your stages and show tips on handling and caring for them to preserve their lifespan.

We’ll review the different types of fabrics and flame retardant treatments available. In addition, we’ll share practical knowledge from the field, including little-known facts such as the fact that flame retardant wears off over time, and even Inherently flame retardant fabrics will become flammable with the accumulation of dust. Finally, we’ll review how to make drapery compliant with the fire code without incurring the significant cost of replacement.

Takeaways include:

  1. Understand how stage drapery plays an important part of a church’s fire safety system.
  2. Review Fire Code Requirements as they relate to Drapery in churches and schools.
  3. Learn about flame retardant application, & care and maintenance for stage draperies.


Oct 25 2022


12:15 pm - 12:35 pm


Facilities & Operations,
Production Technology
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