What’s in Your First Aid Kit?

   In this article, we took to crowdsourcing to gather information on what is common in fire performer’s first aid kits when they are out performing.  We asked members of the Fire Performance Safety Discussion Facebook Group what are some things they always carry in their kit and the results are below. Although there is not one solid answer and everyone …

The Arrogance of Competence

For the Flow Arts Institute By Eric “Propfessor” Shibuya, PhD A discussion arose recently in the fire spinning community over some videos of people burning in non-fire safe clothing. The arguments have taken two main positions: (1) This is really dangerous and you shouldn’t do it. It hurts the rest of the community if people see stuff like this. (2) …

Spinning Fire in New Hampshire

Spinning Fire In New Hampshire   As we get into the warmer months, people are already dusting off their gear getting ready to either spin fire for the first time or the five millionth time. The first warm days make us think of warmer nights when spinning can happen outside without the limitations of thick coats. For both the seasoned …

Tutsday – Lady Aetheria – Spinny Perch – Leviwand

Spring is just around the corner. I can almost smell the fresh air, warm rain, and flowering trees, almost. The Midwest can trick you like that. My name is Megan Huizel, and this is my first time blogging for FAI’s Tutsday series. Please allow me to tell you a little bit about myself; I’m a social media strategist and photographer …

How to Approach Your Local Fire Marshall to Legally Spin Fire

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Fire performing is a captivating art form that can make an event unforgettable, it’s beautiful, visceral and of course, it’s dangerous. In NYC, the stakes are high, it’s the mostly densely populated city in the country. …

Fire Safety for Indoor Performances

The selection and execution of safe indoor fire performance is an obligation shared between the booking manager, performer(s), the designated safety person and the venue. Each participant of the performance needs to be cognizant of the potential safety hazards and safety adjustments made to accommodate the space’s limitations or performance enhancements. Safety begins before show time. The booking manager must work with the client …

Fabric Science for Pyros

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Tara has created this glossary of terms and fabrics that she has tested in order to help educate the community. Costuming is just as important (if not more) than your spinning environment.  If an event planner …

Fire Safety Community Manifesto

As a fire spinning community, we each hold a responsibility to sustain and maintain that community. I ask each one of you to think about what you’re doing when you’re performing, and how it can impact others. Do not take this to mean that you should or should not be afraid of fire. You should most definitely respect the fire. …

FAI Fire Safety Part 4 of 5 | Fabric & Clothing

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Dr. Howard Chen, our Fire Safety Director brings you the 4th installment of our fire safety features some crucial information on fire performance attire. Fire Performers are no different than performers of other arts in that they …

Fire Safety Part 3 of 5 | Fuel Safety, Use, & Reclamation

This video is a full 17 minutes of knowledge packed goodness to help you level up your fire performance. Many pro tips. Please be patient and watch, listen, and read the entire episode. Fuel [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] 4.0 FUEL …