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 …

Firetoys: Vendor Spotlight

The Flow Arts Institute is interested in supporting businesses who have contributed to the Flow Arts community and offer products which may be of interest to our community. We were able to talk to Chazz Parham who maintains the Firetoys website and works with the mothership operations in the UK. Master Pokes is the manager of the US operations. Master Pokes …

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 …

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 …

Fire Safety Feature Part 2 of 5

[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”] Fuel Science This video deals with the scientific aspects of the fuels that are commonly used in fire performance. A basic understanding of the chemical properties of the common fuels that are used to produce fire …

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Fire Safety Feature Part 1 of 5

[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”] Introducing Howard Chen, physician and fire safety director for Flow Arts Institute. Together, we’ve created a Fire and Fuel safety program. The content is split into 3 parts: Fire Performer Safety for those dancing with fire, Fire …