Information For Fire
Set-up for Fire Sessions (Burns) key:
The “Layout For fire” should always be used where:
B – Dry Blanket extinguishing point
U – Ignition point
R – Damp Towel extinguishing point
N – Fire Extinguisher
S – Fire Safety Crew
A – Audience
F – Paraffin bucket
E – General Equipment
L – First Aid Kit and Burns Kit
Y – Performer
F-O – Fire Officer**
People wishing to burn should familiarise themselves with the standard set up for burns used.
Only people who are considered “passed” may be Performers*
Only people who are fire safety trained may be Fire Safety Crew
The Fire Officer role MUST not be taken on by anyone other than the Fire Officer
Performers MUST follow all instructions given to them from their Fire Safety Crew member and the Fire Officer. They should stack into the “Y” positions using “urinal etiquette”***. Performers using diabolo should always use the first position. In the event of a particular Performer needing to extinguish their kit or themselves that Performer should use the fire safety word and all other Performers should halt manipulation of their kit. Fever fire equipment MUST not be used at any time other than at Fever session or performance.
Fire Safety Crew MUST be fire safety trained. Fire Safety Crew MUST follow instructions given to them from the Fire Officer. Their positioning is to keep them only observing their own Performer and to encourage a lack of distractions from the audience. The Fire Safety word**** should be used to draw the attention of the Fire Officer without creating unnecessary panic. In the event of a particular Performer needing to extinguish their kit or themselves only their Fire Safety Crew member should assist them, all other Fire Safety Crew members should continue to observe their own Performer.
The word "should" is used where this is the correct procedure to be followed. The word "MUST" is used to demonstrate a requirement.
*Performer is used throughout to mean the person manipulating the fire, they may not actually be performing at the time
**The Fire Officer may position themselves at a place of their own choosing, the performers and all fire safety crew must follow instructions given to them by the Fire Officer
***Urinal Etiquette is used here as a simple analogy as to how “Y” positions should be filled. They should be filled to allow maximum spacing between performers for the maximum anticipated time. This analogy holds true to the concept that if a mistake has been made in placing a performer, they should not be moved. If the “Y” positions are labelled A, B, C and D consecutively then the best stacking pattern would be A then D then B then C. This allows maximum possible time at maximum distances.
****The current Fire Safety word is "Sands".
© Christian Naran - 260212