Fire Safety Team

Lead - cat mcearchern
Facebook group: Flashpoint Fire Safety

Fire Safety is a group of burner volunteers who work to insure the safety of anything that burns at the burn. We keep burners safe from the fire, and the fire safe from the burners.

Fire Safety is responsible for several areas of safety at our burns:

  • Inspection and certification of flame effect art (anything that uses flame as a an element of the art like poofers, fire sculptures, and the like)

  • Provide for the safe burn down of the Effigy, the Temple, and art burns (art that is built to be set on fire)

  • Run Fire Safety patrols to help keep the burn safe at night

  • Provide education to the community

    If you have any questions, email us at

Want To Lead Fire Safety At A Future Burn?

Below are some expectations and requirements of team leads. Do not be scared by all this stuff! We have pretty solid support and resource systems to help you with this, especially if this is your first time leading a team.

Fire Safety Team Lead Expectations:

  • Develop a comprehensive fire safety plan for the event.

  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit a team that would respond to any serious fire emergencies.

  • Work under the Safety lead and assist where needed.

  • Identify material needs and coordinate with the Public Works Team to procure.

  • Review current fire safety equipment and identify any repairs or replacements that need to be made.

  • Work with Safety, Temple, Effigy, Art and Conclave teams to develop burn plans for effigy, temple and art burns.

  • Meeting with local fire departments  prior to and on-site to review fire safety plan.

  • Conduct any needed fire safety training needed for EMS volunteers.

  • Attend pre-event workshop for Safety SOP and help post burn to make SOP changes.

  • Co-leads may be needed for this team to ensure comfortable coverage.

General Team Lead Expectations:

  • Attend the monthly Team Lead meetings. If you do not live close enough to Atlanta, we require that you have a Co-Lead who can attend. 

  • Submit a budget for the team.

  • Attend build weekend/week if required for your team.

  • Set up a volunteer schedule in coordination with the volunteer coordinator.

  • Attend the daily Team Lead meetings during the event.

  • Assign one person (either a Team Lead or an experienced volunteer) to assist with breaking down the team's infrastructure. This team member must remain onsite until their team's assets have been completely broken down and turned over to Teardown/Public Works.

  • Complete post-event report submitted 3 weeks after the event.

  • Attend Radio training