Flame Proofing Guide

Flame proofing or fire proofing is defined as the treatment of combustible materials like drapes, curtains, and wood as well as other combustible materials with a chemical agent so it becomes less or non combustible. According to state laws, facilities like hotels, department stores, theatres, public halls, and buildings where people gather in should be fire proofed to avoid or minimize fire disasters.

Here are additional flame-proofing suggestions to avoid and minimize potential fire disasters.

Hire Fire Proofing Services

Hire people who are certified with a Certificate of Fitness for Flame proofing. Do business with only the best and accepted.

Learn the ABCs of Fire

A good way to begin to fire proof your house, building or any other facility is know the basics about fire. Type A fire is fire that comes from combustible materials like wood, cloth and paper. Type B fire is fire that originates from gasoline, stoves gas, and oil. Type C fire is electrical related. These are the ABC of fire. Learn the difference for each for there are different approaches to contain and manage each.

Use Fire Proofing Materials

Search the web for manufactures and suppliers who specialize in fire proofing.

  1. Roofing: Inquire about roofing for fire disasters. They usually use metal type. These types of roofs buy more time for evacuees to escape before collapsing.
  2. Insulated frames: Another inquiry you might want to do is regarding the framing of your building or house. Studies show that together with steel roofing, insulated frames can withstand excessive heat for at least 4 hours. It’s important to know.
  3. Board walls: Inquire about magnesium coated boards for your walling. These wall boards are specially coated to minimize combustion. However also do ask about fumes it might emit that can be intoxicating to our health like asbestos which is known to cause lung cancer.
  4. Paint: Fortify your walls with fire proof paint.
  5. Fabric: Use fabric for curtains, drapes and decors that are sprayed with flame proofing chemical.

Invest on a Fire Extinguisher

Purchase a fire extinguisher that is good for all types of fire. Search the web for a reliable supplier. As you purchase, check the value, the lock pins, the nozzle as well as the expiration date. It may be a little more expensive than the regular ones but it’s certainly much cheaper having it around and being ready for the worse.

Invest on Fire Detectors

Purchase several fire detectors. A standard protocol would be one for each room in the building or home. Find a good source to purchase it from.

Plan and Practice on a Fire Escape Route

Be prepared. Part of flame proofing your unit is having a plan to protect people. Prepare exist routes which people can easily access. Put signs over them so it can be easily be recognized in times of emergency. Best of all practice your plan of escape by doing emergency drills.

Storing Your Flammables Away

Keep flammables like paint, thinner, gasoline away from where people stay. Have a separate storage for them. Also don’t store them in places where they will be exposed to extreme heat.


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