THE BOSTON FIRE PREVENTION CODE ARTICLE IX DECORATIONS, FURNISHINGS, AND INTERIOR FINISHES

(a) “Decorations” shall mean items which contain flammable and combustible materials and materials which readily undergo thermal degradation, yielding flammable and combustible gasses or vapors or irritating and toxic smoke, and which are used for decorative purposes such as curtains, drapes, upholstery coverings, streamers, banners, coverings over interior finish, and other items identified as subject to this article. 

(b) “Furnishings” shall mean items which contain flammable and combustible materials and materials which readily undergo thermal degradation, yielding flammable and combustible gasses or vapors or irritating and toxic smoke, and which are used as articles of furniture including but not limited to upholstered chairs and couches, solid plastic seating, space separating panels, wall- and ceiling-mounted acoustical devices, and articles which are constructed with foamed cellular plastic in the form of finished exterior or upholstery padding. Bedding including mattresses may be subject to regulation under this article.

(c) “Interior finishes” means the exposed interior surfaces of buildings including but not limited to fixed or movable walls and partitions, certain wall coverings, columns, ceilings, and certain floor coverings.

Click here to download and print the full article. (PDF)