All items within the booth must comply with the City of San Diego’s Trade Show Regulations’ code:
a. Materials within the booth are required to be Flame Resistant:
i. All decorations, drapes, signs, banners, acoustical materials, straw, moss, split bamboo, plastic cloth and similar decorative materials shall be flame resistant to the satisfaction of the Fire Marshal. This may require a field flame test to verify a satisfactory flame-retardant treatment. Field Flame Test: Materials shall not ignite and allow flame to spread over the surface when exposed to an open match flame. When a flame is held to the material for twelve seconds and continues to burn when the flame is removed, it is not flame-retardant. Some fabric and other materials are manufactured as flame resistant and will be labeled as such.
ii. Table coverings must be flame-retardant treated unless they lie flat with an overhang of no greater than six inches.
iii. Combustible materials which are 3/8 inch or more in thickness, glass or asbestos cloth may be used without flame-retardant treatment.
iv. Certain materials cannot be made flame resistant and their use is therefore prohibited. These include oilcloth, tar paper, sisal paper, nylon, orlon and some other plastic materials.
b. Other Combustible Materials
i. Combustible materials shall be limited to a one day supply and shall be maintained in an orderly fashion.
ii. Combustible materials (i.e. crates and boxes) shall be stored outside the building in an approved area or in a storeroom having a fire resistance rating of at least two hours which is protected by an automatic fire extinguishing system.