Flame Effects Registration


Questions should be directed to appropriate Lead: Art: Conchita - Fire: RJag - Flame Effects: Coop

The Flame Effects Registration: ** CLOSED **

The following describes the requirements for Flame Effects at Arizona Decompression. Any participant wanting to operate Flame Effects at the Event must obtain prior authorization and pre-approval of their Flame Effect Plan.

The Fire Arts Safety Team, Flame Effects Lead at Decompression - All flame effect Operators and their Assistants are responsible for their own equipment and its use. Because of the dangerous nature of Flame Effects no one may display, exhibit, or discharge any flames that are automated, switched, or pressurized, without authorization, this specifically includes all projects using propane. Responsibility includes verification by testing that an installation or performance will not endanger participants, operators or members of the Fire Art Safety Team.

Safety Requirements - Operators and Assistants - A Knowledgeable representative of the installation or performance shall serve as a liaison, which is responsible for the exchange of information about the installation/performance to the Fire Safety Team. They will maintain communication of all aspects of the Installation/Performance prior and during the Event. This may include changes to description of the Installation /Performance, diagrams, the performance schedule, safety plan and emergency plan during the use of the Flame Effect.
    For the Installation / Performance to receive approval, the operator must:
  1. Have submitted a Flame Effect Plan prior to the event and have it approved by the Fire Arts Safety Team
  2. Attend a technical walk-through meeting prior to any use of the Flame Effects with the Fire Art Safety Team
  Flame Bullet If the Installation/Performance has not been approved a Laminate will not be issued
  Flame Bullet If the pre-meeting is missed the Installation / Performance may not operate during the Event
  Flame Bullet All flame effects must be approved and during operation a Laminate must be worn to operate the Installation / Performance.
  Flame Bullet All Flame Effects must occur outdoors
  Flame Bullet All Flame Effects will comply with NFPA 160 guidelines and requirements
Safety Requirements
  Flame Bullet No Flame Effects shall be used within Open Camping areas. A designated area away from other camps and common structures must be used
  Flame Bullet All Operators and Assistants must be 18 years of age or older and be trained in the use of fire extinguishers
  Flame Bullet Operators and Assistants shall wear fire resistant clothing during the operation of a flame effect
  Flame Bullet Flame effects may only be operated by those identified in the plan as operators or assistants under the supervision of operators.
  Flame Bullet No carelessness, negligence, or unsafe conditions with Flame Effects shall be tolerated
  Flame Bullet Operators and Assistants are prohibited, during the operation of the flame effect, from being intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  Flame Bullet No smoking or open flame within 25 feet of any location of fuel, flammable liquids, hazardous materials or anything potentially dangerous.
  Flame Bullet All fuel and flammables shall be secured in approved containers, stored in a safe and secure area located a minimum of 25 feet from any open flame
  Flame Bullet Fuel tanks must be protected from vehicle traffic and be well lit at night
Performance Schedule
  Flame Bullet Performance schedule can be either a single performance or a series of nightly occurrences during the Event.
  Flame Bullet A performance may not be started until all performers, safety team members, and participant are in place and ready.
  Flame Bullet Operation of a flame effect may not occur until the equipment has been inspected and approved
Daily Safety Check
  Flame Bullet A daily check of all fuels, materials, hoses, pumps, wicking, pressure of tanks, etc. will be mandatory before the daily or nightly installation / performance begins
  Flame Bullet If a safety hazard has been identified by either Fire Arts Safety Team or operator/assistant the installation/performance will be halted until the safety concern has been addressed.
Fire Extinguishers
  Flame Bullet A Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher must be available in case of accidental fire with any Flame Effect installation.
  Flame Bullet Notes about Fire Extinguishers - Not all fire extinguishers work for fighting all fires. Fire extinguishers rated for the specific fuel in use will remain available at the Installation site or performance with flame effects for response to accidental fire. A wet blanket or towel must be available for response to accidental burn to a person or to extinguish a prop. Dry chemical extinguishers are required where fuel is stored, as they provide the best way to put out a fuel fire. They do make a mess that must be cleaned up after use. Also, dry chemical extinguishers start to lose charge after a single discharge and must be serviced and refilled. Water fire extinguishers are useful for fires involving wood, paper, and fabric. These extinguishers must never be used on liquid fuel fires, as they will spread the fire. Water is a good conductor of electricity, so these extinguishers are a poor choice for electric fires.
Fuel Safety
  Flame Bullet All participants using combustible fuels or storing fuel at the Event must comply with the following practices for storing and handling these materials.
  Flame Bullet Storage of Compressed and Liquefied Gases (CO2, oxygen, propane, nitrogen, etc.)
  Flame Bullet All gas cylinders must be secured in an upright position to prevent tipping.
  Flame Bullet All cylinder valve caps must remain on the assemblies unless in use with plumbing or regulator set.
  Flame Bullet Main shut off valve (Key Valve) must be marked.
  Flame Bullet Propane cylinders of 100 gallons or more are not permitted within the city limits.