Planning Your Event
Events such as festivals, parades, runs, holiday celebrations, car shows or displays, and other similar special events shall be reviewed by the Fire Chief for general fire safety, emergency access and crowd control. The following items are required to be submitted as part of your submittal package:
A document with the name, dates and times of the event
Brief description of your event
Contact phone numbers
A clear site plan in legible manner must be provided
A minimum of a 20 foot emergency access lane through the event venue shall be reflected on the submitted drawing
The location of all stages, tents, portable restroom facilities, booths, displays, cooking area, and other temporary tents, canopies or other structures
Entrance and exit locations for the venue
Estimated crowd for the event
Electrical generator locations (if utilized)
A list of all vendors cooking or serving food or beverages
Detail of each cooking location identifying the method of cooking, locations of flammable gases or barbeque grills and extra storage tanks
Portable Exterior Cooking Canopy
A canopy is a temporary structure, enclosure or shelter constructed of fabric or pliable material supported by any manner except by air or the contents it protects, and is open without sidewalls or drops.
A tent is a temporary structure, enclosure or shelter constructed of fabric or pliable material supported by any manner except by air or the contents it protects.
The following requirements shall be in place when utilizing portable barbeques, open flame stoves, deep fat fryers, or any other appliance that generates grease laded vapors, etc.
Tents / Canopies or booths shall be a minimum of 20 feet from any permanent structure.
Tents / Canopies or booths shall be separated from non-warming, heating Tents / Canopies or booths by 10 feet
All tents / canopies or booths shall be of flame-retardant material in accordance with the Fire Code and labeled as such
Vehicles shall be a minimum of 20 feet from the heating or warming operation
Heating and warming operations that utilize a solid product or that do not pose an ignition hazard shall be approved for use. (Sterno, steamers, etc.)
Stand By Fire or EMS Personnel
Your event may require that 1 or more Fire Suppression or EMS personnel be on-site during your event. This staff is there to ensure that proper Fire Prevention, Safety and EMS practices, access and general life safety requirements are maintained during the event.
The agreed upon amount of personnel or equipment required prior to the event will determine any additional fees in addition to the permit fee.