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A flame effect is the combustion of flammable solids, liquids, or gases to produce thermal, physical, visual, or audible pehnomena before an audience. Any use of flame effects requires a permit from PFA. 

  • PFA requires a minimum of 72 hours to process flame effect permit applications. 
  • PFA's Community Safety & Services Division may conduct an onsite inspection and/or request a demonstration of the flame effect(s) to determine safety requirements for the effect(s). 
  • Any permit issued must be kept onsite during the performance.
  • If PFA issues a permit for the flame effect, our agency will communicate to the applicant any specific safety guidelines. These may include: 
    • Needed safety standby personnel, including the potential for a uniformed fire watch during the performance.
    • The number, size and location of fire extinguishers at the site of the flame effect(s). 
    • Specific emergency response guidelines. 
    • The need for flame-retardant application for costumes or sets. 
    • Specific lighting procedures.

Please fill out the following application. PFA personnel will review it, and we will be in contact as soon as possible.

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

Applicant Information - Performer/Contractor
Applicant Information - Performer/Contractor
Sponsor/Client Information
Sponsor/Client Information