fire safety is of the utmost importance
Hoopsie Daisies believe that it is of the utmost importance that safety precautions are provided during each and every fire performance and fire show. Upon booking, we assure our clients that we will come prepared with fire safety technicians for each act and that we will always arrive 15-30 minutes in advance. Hoopsie Daisies arrive with proper fuel, duvetyn cloths (fire retardant blankets) and C02 extinguishers. We can always ensure our clients that we are ready to perform after spending a good amount of time setting up our performance space and fuel storage station, introducing ourselves to any other vendors providing music for the event, and making sure all guests are able to watch and enjoy the show at the perfect distance! Furthermore, not only are we insured with the highest coverage through Specialty Insurance Agency, but Allison Marie is also a certified E-29 license holder through the FDNY.
It is required that the space provided for the Daisies to perform in is at a minimum of 15x15 feet and high ceilings of at least 20 feet with proper ventilation. This does not include fire breathing. We kindly suggest that fire breathing is performed only outdoors on concrete floor! It is not safe to perform fire breathing indoors with low ceilings. Keep in mind clean-up will take about 20 minutes before anyone can return to the floors so they don't slip and fall from any excess fuel.
Additionally, our fire safety's on staff will work with each client to designate a safe “spin-off station” before the show, where we can prepare our fire props away from the crowd.
...WE LEAVE NO TRACE...
As mentioned, at the end of each performance our trained & certified fire safety technicians make sure proper clean up is provided to leave no trace. There is an additional cost for a fire safety if the show will consist of only one performer. Please contact us for our rates or if you have any concerns about the necessary safety measures we must follow.
If you have any questions regarding safety precautions in NY State, this link will help familiarize the procedures and steps it takes to legally perform.
how to acquire a venue permit in nyc
In order to legally have fire entertainment at a venue in NYC, there are a series of measures one must take to make it all possible. Due to the changes made as of January of 2016, performing artists with their Certificate of Fitness (E-29 License) can now ensure their clients are booking with a trained professional, certified with the FDNY. Not only is it our job to make sure the space in a venue is safe to perform, but we also can help the venue to obtain the required permit which would allow fire. If it wasn't for The Floasis, based out of Brooklyn, NY - legal & professional fire performances in NYC would not be possible. Below is a brief list of the measures it takes to obtain a venue permit, taken from The Floasis. Here you will be directed to their website with a fully detailed explanation on How to Acquire a Venue Permit.
BOOKING SHOULD NEVER BE FINALIZED UNTIL:
THE FDNY IS AWARE THERE IS CONSENT FROM THE OWNER OF THE VENUE
A LETTER OF INTENT IS SENT TO EXPLOUNIT@FDNY.NYC.GOV
YOU'VE PROVIDED A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS (E-29 or E-28 LICENSE) TO THE FDNY
YOU'VE PROVIDED A COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY TO THE FDNY
PROOF OF INSURANCE & VENUE INSURANCE CERTIFICATE
SIGNED & NOTARIZED RELEASE FORMS
FLAME PROOFING CERTIFICATES
McManus, Tara. (2016, January). FDNY Info. Retrieved from http://www.thefloasis.com/fdny-faq.