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There are many levels of safety and protection when it comes to fire prevention.  While we at Manhattan Flameproofing specialize in fire protection through the means of flameproofing fabrics, wood, and other decorative materials, there are measures that can be taken at the non-professional level. As business owners, the responsibility falls on us to keep the work environment as safe as possible from fire, and there are some practical steps that should be taken.

In the fire prevention industry, some terms that are used can be unfamiliar to the average person. As a result, sometimes these terms are misused or misapplied.  Two terms that are often confused by many people are 'fireproofing' and 'flameproofing.' While they do have some similarities as far as purpose is concerned, there are some significant differences between the two and they really shouldn't be used synonymously.  Today we will discuss those differences.

So you know it's a mandate from the FDNY if you want your business to be operational - you need to have required items on site flameproofed (or, treated with fire retardants). You take on the expense because you have to, but in the back of your mind, you wonder, "Is this really necessary? Does this make a difference? Does flameproofing really save lives?"  Short answer to all of these questions: yes. And today we'll discuss why.

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