Planning A Summer Festival? 3 Steps To Ensure Your Attendees Are Protected Against Fire Hazards

Posted on: 16 June 2016

Summer is here. That means festival season has arrived. Regardless of the type of festival your planning, you're going to want to make sure your attendees are well-protected. While planning the security for your next event, be sure to plan for fire safety. You never know when a fire is going to break out. If it does, you want to make sure you're prepared to protect your attendees and staff. Here are four steps you should take to protect your next event against fire danger. 

Have the Right Equipment

When it comes to fire safety, your first line of defense should be your fire extinguishers. Before you go out and purchase the first ones you see, you should know that there are different types of extinguishers for different types of fires. Be sure that the extinguishers you choose will protect against the types of potential fires you might be facing. Here are the types of extinguishers that are available.  

  • Class A – fires involving paper, wood, rubber or fabrics
  • Class B – fires involving flammable liquids such as gas, oils, paints
  • Class C – fires involving live electrical equipment
  • Class D – fires involving combustible metals like lithium or sodium
  • Class K – fires involving cooking equipment

Staff the Right Security

If you're planning a festival, you're going to need security. The type of security you choose will determine how well-protected your attendees are against fire danger. Fire guard security personnel are trained on all types of fire equipment, including the proper way to use fire extinguishers. While they're on duty, they'll patrol your event looking for potential fire hazards. If a fire is spotted, the fire guard personnel will alert authorities and begin evacuating the premises. To protect your attendees against fire hazards, be sure to include fire guard security.   

Identify Potential Hazards

Before your event begins, it's important that you walk the premises and identify potential fire hazards. Removing fire hazards before attendees arrive will help ensure a safe event. Some hazards you should look for include the following:

  • Blocked or inaccessible fire exits
  • Fuel stored too close to the venue
  • Damaged electrical wires

Now that summer is here, it's time to get the parties started. If you're going to be planning festivals and other events, you need to make sure that your fire safety plans are sufficient. The tips provided here will help ensure that your attendees are adequately protected against fire hazards while at your events. Contact local professionals, such as NYC Fire Services & Guards, LLC, for further assistance.