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.