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Affidavits for Flame-Retardant Treatments

Being in possession of a flameproofing affidavit is a big deal for a business owner.  If a business owner is found to be in violation by not having this affidavit or having an expired one, it can mean big trouble. Not only would that put customers and employees at greater risk if there were a fire, but more than likely, the business will be shut down until one is obtained.  One aspect of having an affidavit of flame resistance covers the treatment of decorative materials on location that are not inherently non-combustible. Today we will be discussing what needs to be on this affidavit, to make sure it satisfies the requirements of the FDNY and keeps your business operational.

An affidavit of flame-retardant treatment is required for materials that are not inherently flame resistant, and meet one of the following criteria:

1. The materials have already had a first treatment

2. The materials need to be treated again after washing, dry-cleaning, etc.

3. The materials failed the field flame test

4. The warranty period for the flameproofing chemicals has expired (or if it has been more than 3 years)


For this affidavit to be valid, it must be signed by a valid C-15 Certificate of Fitness holder (like Manhattan Flameproofing), and the business owner needs to file it with the Bureau of Fire Prevention within 10 days of treatment.  The business owner must also keep a copy on location as well as keep a record of when the materials are washed, dry-cleaned or received any process that could hinder effectiveness.

So, how do you know if you have been issued a valid affidavit?  You can check for the following items to be present on the certificate:

1. The name of the person performing the treatment along with the number and date of expiration of his C-15 certificate

2. The date of the flameproofing treatment

3. The name of the manufacturer of the chemicals, its field name, and its Certificate of Approval number

4. A detailed description of the items that received treatment along with a statement showing the proper, approved treatments have been used

5. The length of time that chemicals are warrantied for

6. Certification that the person who performed the treatment complied with FDNY rules and personally tested the materials for non-combustibility (and the materials passed).


As a business owner, by knowing what to expect from a flameproofing treatment and what should be present on an affidavit, you can be sure that your business will pass FDNY inspection on the first try and not have any ensuing hindrances to your business. At Manhattan Flameproofing, we can fulfill all these requirements and offer your business the highest level of flameproofing treatments.  We would be happy to serve you and help keep your business and our communities safe from the threat of fire.  Please call us today for a free, no -obligation estimate for your business: 1-800-268-7993Source




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