Fire Safety Compliance is Not a Choice
The main purpose of building codes are to protect the public health, safety and welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. Building codes place limits on flammable materials used within a structure. Building and fire codes vary by locality, i.e. state, city, or municipalities, occupancy loads, type of construction, and specific use and fall under the individual State’s Life Safety Code.
Fire Codes are directed at preventing fires and/or slowing the progression of fire allowing occupants time to escape. Fire codes complement the building codes.
Building Code Requirement / Fire Code Requirement
The authority having jurisdiction is responsible for enforcing building and fire codes. In all jurisdictions, fire codes require independent laboratory tests for each combustible material and it’s specific use. For instance in regard to fire retardant wood the ASTM E84, ASTM E2768, UL 723 (Steiner Tunnel) test procedure conducted on 2" x 6“ southern yellow pine (SYP) lumber is specific to that species of lumber only. Fire codes require each species to be tested separately. Similarly, even if a test conducted on SYP lumber achieves a flame spread rating of less than 25, it does not mean it will achieve the same on different species or substrates such as plywood, a separate fire test is required. EXCEPTION tests conducted on Douglas fir lumber covers all species of lumber.
THE MOST EFFECTIVE FIRE RETARDANT PRODUCTS AVAILABLE
Flame Safe Coatings - Fire and Building Code Accepted
CLASS A, TYPE 1
ASTM E84, UL 723, ASTM E2768, ASTM D2898, NFPA 255
Fire Poly FP 100 interior/exterior very high intumescent fire retardant coating for wood, plywood, timbers, OSB, I-Joists - clear coat Fire Poly FP 75E exterior fire retardant for wood, plywood, timbers, decks, balconies, paintable and stainable with aqueous based stains.
ASTM E84, NFPA 701, IMO R.A. 753(18) ASTM F1173.95
Fire Poly FPCC and FP50CC are extremely high intumescent coatings formulated for fire retarding hydrocarbon substrates including plastic, (HDPE, XPS, EPS, more), polyurethane and polystyrene foam insulation, coated cable systems and more. FP50CC fire retardant for artificial plants and foliage.
Complies with ASTM E84, ASTM D2898, UL723, and NFPA 701
THATCH SAFE 1 fire retardant coating for interior / exterior natural thatch, reed, bamboo, koa, cypress, and palm, dries clear. The product of choice for thatch roofs and walls, tiki huts / tiki bars, restaurants.
ASTM E84 Class B, UL 723 Type 2, NFPA 255, UBC 42-1
Wood Safe interior fire retardant spray coating for wood, plywood, trim.
ASTM E108 / UL790 CLASS B AND C
Shingle Safe exterior fire retardant coating for wood shake shingles and other exterior wood substrates.
NFPA 701, FAR 25.853, CAL SECT. 1237.1, CAL 117-F FED. ST. 16CFR(FF-72), BOSTON, NY-NJ PORT AUTHORITY
Fabric Safe 1 fire retardant for interior fine fabrics, draperies, curtains, upholstery, bedding and more... Fabric Safe 2 exterior fire retardant for canvas tents and other exterior use. Fabric Safe 3 DIY Interior dry flame retardant formulated to be mixed with hot water. Complies with all standards referenced above and more.
ASTM E162, ASTM E662, PPP-B-00636L, PPP-B-320
PAPER SAFE fire retardant spray for the corrugated board, cardboard boxes, paper and packaging, clear coat.
CAL FIRE CODE, TITLE 19, PUBLIC SAFETY, ART. 3, SEC. 1264.3 1237.1 CHRISTMAS TREES
TREE SAFE fire retardant spray for Wildfire and Grass fire mitigation
Exceeds Cal Fire 1237.1 Test by 700% Fire Rated at 2000 degrees F
FIREBUSTER: Multiple use as Welding Blanket, as a fire extinguisher, smoke inhibitor for stove top grease fires. FIREBUSTER QUART Liquid spray for DIY, makes 2, 3, or 4 fire extinguishing devices.