Safety Resources



By Tara Mc Manus
Fire Producer, founder of the Floasis
Contact for Safety Questions

Slideshow Presentation


Upcoming Classes

Floasis Safety Course, for pyrotechnic artists
At The Floasis, 1342 Dekalb Ave Brooklyn NY (map)

Part 1: Certificate of Completion accepted by FDNY

March 16 7pm-10pm
The Floasis, 1342 Dekalb Ave Brooklyn NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/1203841393067286/
$30

Part 2:  Indoor fire, permitting, insurance, and working with FDNY

March 17 7pm-9pm
The Floasis, 1342 Dekalb Ave Brooklyn NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/407542716260828/
$20

This is a two part class that is excellent for all skill levels, if you have never touched fire before or have been doing it for years, you will learn something in class 1. When you finish class 1, you receive a Certificate of Completion that is accepted by the FDNY. Class 2 is not required by the FDNY but it focuses on indoor fire spinning, how the test works and how working with the inspectors operate.


Become a Certified Fire Guard

Study Guide (download)

E.S.C.A.P.E.

E- Exits – All exits are unblocked, unlocked, and properly marked

S- Storage – The occupancy is clean, orderly and there is no excessive storage. No storage of combustible material and combustible waste in corridors. The hazardous materials are stored, handled or used only in the designated areas and are away from any ignition sources.

C- Capacity – The number of persons occupying the building or space does not exceed the posted capacity. Capacity certificates are properly posted.

A- Aisles – All aisles are free and clear at all times.

P- Protection – Smoke, fire alarm, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers are in proper working order and have up-to-date inspection and testing performed.

E- Emergency exit lighting – All exits signs and emergency exit lighting are working properly.

Extinguisher Placement and Use

Near any ignition source
Top and bottom of every staircase
At every exit and entrance

Flame Treating

Fabrics (especially synthetic), paper, wood, and other combustible materials should be flameproofed. Especially when attached to the ceiling or near a potential ignition source.
Rosco Fabric Treatments:

SF - For Synthetic fiber (clings to surface)
NF - For Natural fibers (penetrates fibers)
PF - Generic fabric (medium cling/penetration)
PA - Paint additive

Test Your Materials!

With a lighter creating a 2” flame, hold the sample halfway into the flame for 12 seconds. Ensure that:

(A) the flame does not spread over the entire sample; and

(B) the specimen does not continue to burn for more than two (2) seconds after the flame has been withdrawn; and

(C) the flaming material does not break or drip from the specimen and continue to burn on the non-combustible surface.

Resources

http://saferspac.es/

HARM REDUCTION FOR DIY VENUES: DO IT YOURSELF // DO IT NOW (A packet in progress)

The Floasis Safety Course, for people who play with fire http://thefloasis.com/floasis-safety-course

Fabric Science for pyros and more https://www.facebook.com/groups/409521429131015/files/

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