Fire Performance Safety Guidelines

Welcome to the safety guidelines for fire performances, brought to you by PLAY JUGGLING, a leading provider of high-quality fire equipment. Fire performance is a captivating art form that requires skill, practice, and most importantly, safety precautions. Whether you're a seasoned performer or just starting out, it's crucial to prioritize safety at all times.

Safety Precautions

1. Training and Experience: Before attempting any fire performance, ensure you have received proper training from qualified instructors. Practice extensively with non-fire props before progressing to fire equipment.

2. Use High-Quality Equipment: Always use fire equipment from reputable manufacturers. High-quality props are designed with safety in mind and are less likely to malfunction.

3. Inspect Equipment Regularly: Before each performance, carefully inspect your fire equipment for any signs of wear, damage, or malfunction. This includes checking for loose fittings, frayed wicks, or compromised fuel containers.

4. Wear Suitable Clothing: Avoid loose or flowing clothing that could easily catch fire. Opt for snug-fitting, natural fiber clothing that provides some protection against flames.

5. Clear Performance Area: Perform in a clear, open space away from flammable materials, structures, or audience members. Maintain a safe distance from spectators to prevent accidental contact.

6. Fire Safety Personnel: Have trained fire safety personnel present during performances. They should be equipped with fire extinguishers and know how to use them in case of emergencies.

7. First Aid Kit: Keep a fully stocked first aid kit nearby for minor burns or injuries. Know basic first aid procedures for burns and fire-related injuries.

8. Emergency Plan: Have a detailed emergency plan in place, including evacuation procedures and contact information for emergency services.

9. Stay Sober: Performances involving fire require complete focus and coordination. Avoid alcohol or drugs that may impair your judgment or reflexes.

10. Practice Fire Safety Techniques: Learn and practice fire safety techniques, such as the "stop, drop, and roll" maneuver, in case of clothing catching fire.

11. Extinguish Equipment Safely: After each performance, properly extinguish all fire equipment using recommended methods to prevent accidental reignition.

12. Respect Fire: Fire is a powerful element and should be treated with respect. Never underestimate its potential danger.

Recommended Fuels

When choosing fuels for your fire performances, it's crucial to select the right ones to ensure both safety and performance quality. Here are the recommended fuels to use:

1. White Gas (Coleman Fuel): White gas is a clean-burning fuel commonly used in fire performances. It burns hot and cleanly, making it suitable for various fire props.

2. Kerosene: Kerosene is another popular fuel choice for fire performers. It burns with a bright flame and is relatively easy to control.

3. Paraffin Oil: Also known as lamp oil or liquid paraffin, this fuel produces a steady flame and is commonly used in indoor performances.

4. Isoparaffinic Hydrocarbons: Isoparaffinic hydrocarbons are a type of odorless mineral spirits that burn cleanly and are less toxic compared to other petroleum-based fuels.

Fuels to Avoid

1. Gasoline: Gasoline is highly flammable and volatile, making it extremely dangerous for fire performances. It burns at high temperatures and can cause severe burns or explosions.

2. Diesel Fuel: Diesel fuel produces thick, black smoke when burned, which can obscure vision and pose health risks to performers and spectators.

3. Alcohol: Although alcohol burns with a clear flame, it is not recommended for fire performances due to its low flash point and potential for accidents.

4. Acetone: Acetone is highly flammable and volatile, posing a significant risk of flash fires or explosions.

Remember, the safety of yourself and your audience should always come first. By following these guidelines and using high-quality equipment from PLAY JUGGLING, you can enjoy your fire performances safely and confidently. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to contact us. Let's keep the fire arts alive, responsibly.