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October 4 2017

What’s in Your First Aid Kit?

By | 2017-10-04T15:01:29+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Fire Safety, Health|

   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 [...]

October 23 2016

Firetoys: Vendor Spotlight

By | 2017-02-27T17:17:58+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|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 [...]

July 22 2015

Fire Safety for Indoor Performances

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:32+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Fire Safety, Flow Arts Discoveries|

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 [...]

Fire Safety Community Manifesto

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:34+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Fire Safety, Opinions|

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 [...]

June 22 2015

FAI Fire Safety Part 4 of 5 | Fabric & Clothing

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:37+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Fire Safety| 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 seek well made, protective clothing and costumes when they’re practicing or performing their art.  So let’s talk [...]

April 27 2015

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

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:42+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Fire Safety|

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 4.0 FUEL SAFETY, USE, AND RECLAMATION 4.1 Video Intro Hello, welcome back to the Flow Arts Institute’s Fire Safety [...]

March 16 2015

Fire Safety Feature Part 2 of 5

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:47+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Fire Safety| 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 is essential for producing safe performance and creating safe fuel management practices in the context of fire [...]

February 23 2015

Fire Safety Feature Part 1 of 5

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Fire Safety| 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 Safety Personnel for those keeping the dancers safe, and Fuel Safety for safe protocols for managing your [...]

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Fire Spinning Tips

By | 2017-02-27T17:18:52+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Flow Arts Life Hacks|

  Use a smaller paint can for your fuel with a lid for less waste and portability Always wipe your wicks off with a duvetyne for cleanliness and a longer life 50/50 (white gas & kerosene) will give you a brighter burn with less smoke Cut out the toes of long cotton socks for quick/cheap [...]