The purpose of a fire curtain is to seal off an area to contain a fire and to prevent that fire from spreading to other areas. A fire curtain is used where, if there is a fire, it is necessary to create a temporary barrier within an opening. This barrier should not be visible at any other time. The Fire Curtain is low in weight and has minimal dimensions, which enables it to be installed easily in places with space constraints such as within a false ceiling. The Fire Curtain automatically descends on receipt of a signal from the fire alarm panel or upon loss of power. Once this signal has been reset it automatically retracts.