Venues Dos & Don'ts

Fire-Logo-200pxDo's & Don'ts of Fire Safety

Do

  • Keep all doors, halls, and stairways open and clear of obstructions.
  • Clearly mark all exits.
  • Obtain permits from the Fire Official for any pyrotechnics.
  • Contact Fire Officials before you allow any performances with pyrotechnics or audience participation.
  • Ask Fire Officials for help and advice.
  • Train your staff to use fire extinguishers correctly.
  • Create a safe evacuation plan.
  • Keep fire extinguishers easy to reach and properly tagged.
  • Maintain all fire safety equipment, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, etc., in working order at all times.
  • Announce locations of all exits prior to and periodically during performances.
  • Use common sense.
  • Use UL-listed manufacturer replacement lithium-ion batteries if they need to be replaced.

Don't

  • Allow overcrowding at any time.
  • Renovate without the proper building and fire code permits.
  • Hang flammable/combustible decorations from walls or ceilings.
  • Allow the temporary use of soundproofing materials. Always consult Fire and Construction Officials prior to allowing any temporary materials to be used in your facility.
  • Allow UL-listed surge protector power strips to be overloaded or piggybacked off one another.
  • All surge protector power strips must be plugged directly into an approved outlet.
  • Allow extension cords to be overloaded or used as permanent wiring. All extension cords shall be unplugged when finished.
  • Allow extension cords to be overloaded or used as permanent wiring. All extension cords shall be unplugged when finished.
  • Use replacement Lithium-Ion batteries that are bought from a third-party website.