FAQs for Bristol Fire Entertainment. Please get in touch if you have any more questions!
As a premier performer for Bristol fire entertainment, I’m asked many different questions about my work. If you have any others do get in touch, I’m always happy to talk about fire and fire safety!
What is in your fire show?
It is a family-friendly show including impressive one-off tricks and routines set to music. These routines include a variety of fire props such as staff, double staff and multiple fire hoops.
How much space do you need to perform?
What happens when it rains?
Fire performances can still happen in low levels of rain or drizzle as long as the audience is covered. This can be with umbrellas or under a shelter such as a gazebo. I don’t mind getting wet and the fire equipment can withstand this, but I wouldn’t want to ask the audience too!
What are pyrotechnics? And what is this pyrotechnic finale?
Pyrotechnics are similar to fireworks, they are used on stage to create different effects. I have an optional pyrotechnic finale for my fire show. This is because not all venues have enough space to perform with these safely. To see me using pyrotechnics watch this video. I’m a member of The Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians, a prerequisite for the safe use of pyrotechnics. For a Fire Show with pyrotechnics I need 12 meters x 6 meters with at least 6 meters of head clearance, free from any overhanging trees or cables.
Can Fire Shows happen inside?
Yes, however, you need the permission of the venue and a suitable performance area inside. This area should be 6 meters x 4 meters with at least 4 meters of head clearance and carpeted. This carpet should be temporary and removable after the performance. I can provide the carpet for this area and will need time before the performance to attach it. I use ‘party carpet’ which is already sprayed with a flame retardant. I will need to speak to the venue manager prior to booking to ensure that the show goes smoothly and that all parties are happy.
The venue will need to isolate the smoke alarms inside the room so that the smoke from my props doesn’t set them off. I am happy to discuss any concerns with the venue manager. A technical run-through of my fire show has been watched by the head of the London Fire Brigade, who was very happy with all my safety measures. I am happy to discuss fire safety with any members from The Fire Brigade.
Do you bring your own PA? (Public Address system)
My PA is suitable for an audience of up to 150 people. If the audience is larger than this please let me know so that I can bring a larger PA.
Is it real fire?
Fire entertainment uses real fire. And there is an element of risk to it, as with many exciting activities in life. I have performed with fire for over a decade and my safety record is excellent. Detailed discussions with the Fire Brigade on how to perform with fire safely ensure that my safety measures are excellent. I have Public Liability Insurance up to £2 million and I always perform a risk assessment before setting up for a show.
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