Fire SafetyFire is an incredible performance medium to incorporate into a performance. Fire has so many deep meanings and fears attached to it. However, fire is also a potentially dangerous medium that can very quickly lead to serious injury, property loss and death. We cannot emphasize enough that being a patient at a burn ward in a trauma center is possibly the most miserable place to be stuck in this side of a torture chamber. People with extensive burns are in severe pain and can remain that way for years. Skin grafts can hurt as much as the original burn and limbs do not grow back.
This Web site is designed to promote the safe use of fire and pyrotechnics both onstage and off. The safety tips are recommendations that performers associated with Cirque de Flambé and ARF use themselves. In general, we have very few injuries. This is due to the fact that we have a very heavy emphasis on safety. If you are planning to do any stunt with fire or plan to use pyrotechnics, we encourage you to follow these safety rules as a guide. These are the same rules you will find in in most cities and stated for fire and pyrotechnics.
Before working with fire in any fashion, please contact your local fire safety officials. They can work with you on local safety regulations and their own personal concerns.
- Definitions and terms
- Costumes and fire
- Performance safety tips
- Pyrotechnic safety tips
- Fireworks safety tips
- Minimum safe distances
- Fire extinguisher notes
- Dealing with burns
- Pyro day box
- Sound Levels of Various Events
- Temperatures of various events
Written by Wally Glenn
Edited by Neil Carlberg, Maque Da Vis' and Daniel Walsh.