Fire Safety Regulations for Scenery and Set Decorations
All scenery and set decorations are subject to a standard match test and the approval of the Facilities & Services Planning Division, Campus Code Compliance and Fire Safety (CCC&FS), 333-9711.
- The producer of a theatrical production, musical, or other stage performance originating on this campus must gain approval of CCC&FS concerning the fire resistiveness of the scenery and/or set decorations.
- Touring shows are subject to inspection by the CCC&FS.
"Scenery and set decorations" are defined as any stage material, paraphernalia, scenery, decorations, drapes, curtains, or other material used for scenery and/or set decorations.
All scenery or set decorations shall be capable of withstanding the standard test as follows:
The standard test for scenery and set decorations shall determine whether or not the materials or substances are capable of carrying fire, flame, or glow when the source of heat and fire is from the burning of an ordinary wooden match.
- The test shall consist of igniting and burning any ordinary wooden match, which when burning freely shall be held in contact with the material or substance being tested.
- The test shall be conducted so that the naked flame of the burning match shall be neither aided nor retarded by drafts or currents of air.
- If the flame from the burning match does not ignite or cause the substance or material being tested to burn or carry a flame or glow upon the removal of the lighted match, the substance or material shall be construed as passing in a satisfactory manner.
- All scenery and set decorations as defined above must have approval prior to use.
- Approval requests, enforcement, inspections, and questions shall be handled through the Office of the Supervisor of Fire Protection.
This section of the manual is under review. Please consult CCC&FS.