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thor


thor

Flaming Lesbian
Location: Portland, Oregon

Total posts: 181
Posted:ok. how do i go about getting a permit or whatever i need to be able to spin fire without getting arrested?

i'm actually a volunteer firefighter and just talked to my chief, and he dosen't even know. (he thinks i'm going crazy)

any help would be appreciated


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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:In Reno we used to get a special city park permit. This worked for about 3 years then our group got bigger and the city wanted us to go to the state. So now we have individual "Nevada state fire marshal Certificate of Registration." They do a background check on you and it's renewed twice a year. It's the same thing Magicians and pyrotechnicians (sp?) get. Mine says "Type: Flame Effect Fire Juggler and Fire Spinner" We follow their guidelines and play by the rules and everyone's happy. smile

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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MillenniuM
PLATINUM Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck
Location: , USA

Total posts: 595
Posted:Cody, are you required to have liability insurance from Clowns of America or anything similar?

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Big Andy
BRONZE Member since Apr 2003

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Location: Dallas, Tx, USA

Total posts: 186
Posted:Quote:
ok. how do i go about getting a permit or whatever i need to be able to spin fire without getting arrested?

i'm actually a volunteer firefighter and just talked to my chief, and he dosen't even know. (he thinks i'm going crazy)

any help would be appreciated


Me and my VERY small group just take off running when the police show up biggrin


The only time we actually came close to getting caught, the officer thought it was so cool he said he didn't care as long as we're safe about it and no one filed a complaint about it.


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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 929
Posted:Sucks that I'm in a very small town right now with a very high police presence (multiple stations and a police academy within a couple miles)

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rbmnyc
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

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lurker
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Total posts: 194
Posted:Post deleted by rbmnyc

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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:Millennium, We don't need performers insurance to practice in a park or to burn on private property. If you want to do any venues you'll need the insurance. I have limped by under a magicians insurance policy for gigs at the Golden Phoenix, but I am getting Clowns of the US in April when the new year for them starts.

There's two ways to do fire in the city, either you play the game with the officials, or you run from them. We have always played by their rules and we have an awsome saftey record. This helps when you want to get permits for a performance. Luckally Reno's art community is huge and getting bigger by the day. Since we have made sure fire spinning is viewed as an art, we are allowed to do it. wink


Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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MillenniuM
PLATINUM Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck
Location: , USA

Total posts: 595
Posted:Ah... I contacted the city about spinning on public property (Pretty much no private property avaliable for spinning to an audience I'm afraid), and they said I pretty much need to give them a package of information about who's spinning, our safety procedure, how we will contain the area from the audience, proof of fire performance insurance, as well as 5 days notice to all places we spin. Far too harsh. We're pretty much playing the "Running from the cops" game at the moment, spinning on beaches without major roads near them, or in Ventura, a city 30 minutes away with a lot of fire performers that live in it. Nice and loose rules, the cops come and watch sometimes.

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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:What they asked is pretty standard. If you just want to practice w fire, just keep to Ventura, otherwise I could help you get that packet together as far as safety and perimeter. I'd suggest everyone get the insurance, it's only oh $125 for a year and it opens up a lot of doors. Great white still looms over our art and we need to bend like a willow in a hurricane if we are to survive. wink

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:125?? Where u getting that rate??

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spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX, USA

Total posts: 2014
Posted:That's the rate it used to be for a year of coverage. I'm not sure if Clowns of America is increasing it this year or not (or if it got increased last year or not).

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:Last I talked with COTUS about 6 months ago, it was 165, still says 165 on their site, Just wondering, I'd love to be able to shave a few dollars off for performers

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Cody
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Cody

That guy from Reno
Location: Reno, Nevada USA

Total posts: 556
Posted:That number came off the top of my head I didn't have time to look it up. Sorry for the miscommunication. confused

Cody Canon
Controlled Burn, Reno Nevada

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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:no prob, all good

First intention, then enlightenment..
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thor


thor

Flaming Lesbian
Location: Portland, Oregon

Total posts: 181
Posted:finally got through to someone at parks and recreation. they want me to submit a written request outlining who's gonna be doing it, what safety precautions we're gonna be using, how we're gonna keep people from walking in to it, and what exactly /it/ is.

sounds simple, right?

only problem is, I'm the only one I know (and i've asked, believe me i've asked) who wants to spin fire. and nobody wants to come out and watch me spin fire just to be safety/crowd control.

any suggestions?


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