Fire curtains are a key component in a theater's or auditorium's fire safety system. Most building codes require a self closing fire curtain to protect the audience. NorthEast stage provides and install JR Clancy fire curtains that are the smart, economical solution for new theaters and the proper upgrade for existing systems. For design, installation, or service help, please contact the rigging experts at NorthEast Stage.
There are basically two types of fire curtains, straight lift or brail, and they can be either manual or motorized.
Straight Lift Fire Curtain
The most straightforward design is the straight lift fire safety curtain system and is used when the available space is more than twice the proscenium height. A counterweight set is used to balance the weight of the curtain. Motorization is possible using a traction drive winch in place of the head block.
Brail Type Fire Safety Curtain
This system is used when the space above the proscenium is as small as half the height (or even less) of the proscenium opening. This type of curtain is not counterweighted, but is operated by a brail fire curtain winch. Both manual and powered winches are available.
Heat Resisting Borders
NorthEast Stage provides and installs JR Clancy heat resistant borders. They are made of ZetexPlus 800 fabric (26oz. Sq yd) and are available in natural tan and black. They are used to prevent hot spots (due to high temperature theatrical lights) from damaging stage curtains.