Fire Code Regulations
Fire Department Regulations For Exhibitions, Displays & Trade Shows
Booths, platforms and space dividers shall be of materials that are flame
retardant or rendered so, satisfactory to the Fire Department
Covering for counters or tables used within or as a part of
the booth will be flame retardant.
All electrical wiring and apparatuses shall be of a wire
UL type approved.
The Following Are Prohibited In This Show:
A) Operation of any heater, barbecue, heat producing or open
flame device including candles, lamps, lanterns, torches, etc
B) Operations of any electrical, mechanical or chemical device which may be
deemed hazardous by the Fire Department.
C). Use or storage of flammable liquids and dangerous chemicals.
D) Display of an internal combustion engine.
E) Use of compressed gases-propane, butane, helium, etc.
Aisles and exits, as designated on approved show plans, shall be kept clean, clear and free
of obstacles including signs, easels, design elements, booth structure, etc.
All decorations, drapes, signs, banners and all booth construction and design elements
used shall be flame retardant unless smaller than 28”x44” and separated from other
combustibles by a minimum of 12” horizontally and 24” vertically. Oilcloth, tar paper,
nylon and certain other materials cannot be made flame-retardant and their use is
Literature on display shall be limited to reasonable quantities equal to no more than a one
day supply. Reserve supplies shall be kept in closed containers and stored in a location
approved by the Fire Department. All exhibit and display empty cartons must be stored
in an approved drayage area.