George Lindsay

Compliance with Fire Safety


The following notes are intended to assist the theatre technician or producer in complying with accepted practice in fire safety procedures. As state and local codes and enforcement vary widely, each producer should check with local fire safety officers and enlist their advice and cooperation to insure compliance with the code.


All fabrics used in scenery or scenic decoration should be either inherently flameproof synthetics or all-natural fibers that have been processed for flameproofing. The standard test is to hold a match to the bottom edge of a 4″-wide strip of fabric for 10 seconds. When the match is removed, the flame should go out though the fabric may be charred. Fabrics purchased ...

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