fireproof curtain

asbestos curtain, fire curtain, safety curtain

A curtain which closes the stage of a theater from the auditorium automatically in case of fire, preventing the spread of flame and smoke; usually fabricated of woven asbestos and steel wire, it may be nonrigid, semirigid, or rigid.
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All asylum-seeker homes had fireproof curtains. I think they thought we were going to be uncouth."