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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.