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Policies

General policies

We want you to come and express yourself, be your own agent of change, be your own Alchemist. However, there are some policies in place to make the burn an enjoyable and safe place for all.

No tourists, no spectators. Participants only!

THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS EVENT. 

There are no lifeguards on duty. There will be fire performances and installations that could cause injury or death. You assume all liability of injury or death that may occur as a result of attending this event.

NO FIREARMS, FIREWORKS, ROCKETS OR EXPLOSIVES. 

Fire cannons, flamethrowers, fire art and installations are all invited.

NO ANIMALS EXCEPT FOR REQUIRED ASSISTANCE ANIMALS. 

We will be searching cars at the gate. If we find a pet, we will send you home, and if we see you with a pet at the event that is not a service animal, we will send you home with your pet. Please note our in and out policy. We know you love your pets, but do not bring them to Euphoria. Bringing your pet puts both your pet and other participants at risk.

NO COMPS. 

We'd love to have you (or your band, troup, circus, whatever) come to Euphoria but we ask everyone to pay their own way. (That includes the event organizers who all pay full price to participate.)

NO REFUNDS. 

If you can no longer use your invitation, you may sell it to another willing participant.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A GUARDIAN.

You take responsibility for yourself, your actions, and the well-being and actions of anyone that is under the age of 18 that is under your supervision.


 
 

CARS WILL BE ANCHORED DURING THE EVENT. 

No driving unless you have a pre-registered and approved mobile art piece. If it's not decorated, don't drive it around during the event!
 

PLEASE PARK IN DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ONLY, NOT IN YOUR CAMPSITE! 

If you park in your campsite, your vehicle has to be hidden from view and decorated!
 

INS AND OUTS ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. 

In/outs are available under two conditions: 1) Collect 15 pieces of swag from other participants. These pieces of swag are surrendered at the gate and allow one person to leave and return. The swag is NOT returned. 2) Purchase a return authorization at the gate for the price of an invitation. ($95 for 2019)  This allows one person to leave and return.
 

NO COMMERCE!

 There is nothing for sale at this event. Commercial vending, advertising, and cash transactions of ANY kind on the premises will NOT be tolerated. Bring everything you need.

POSSESSION, SALE, AND/OR CONSUMPTION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS AND DISTRIBUTION OF ALCOHOL TO MINORS ARE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW. 

It is your responsibility to respect all state and federal rules and regulations.

THIS IS A LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT

Be prepared to take everything away that you bring onsite. Bring your own trash bags or trash containers as no trash containers will be available on site. Respect the land!

OPEN FIRES ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN RAISED CONTAINERS. 

Protect the land! All fires must be off the ground at least 6 inches, in a fire pit or burn barrel of some sort and must not spill ash/embers on to the ground.   There is no wood available for use on site, so you must purchase your own locally in the area surrounding the event. Do not bring wood from outside the county.


 

 Fire Safety Policies

  • No fire spinning without a safety present (who has a fire blanket).

  • All theme camps that will allow fire spinning in their camp must have a designated fueling area that is marked.  No spinning will be allowed within 10' of this area.  The camps must also have a fire extinguisher.  Fire safety has a limited number of fueling stations that will be loaned out to the community on a first come, first serve basis.  If you would like one of these stations please email fire safety.

  • All pressurized fuel fire art must be inspected by fire safety prior to operation.  The art piece will be tagged and a record kept.  Please contact fire safety prior to the event or once on site to arrange to have your art inspected.

  • No ground fires.

  • No unattended fires (including art and burn barrels).

WE WILL OPERATE ON A ONE WARNING POLICY. AN INDIVIDUAL WILL RECEIVE ONE WARNING FOR NOT FOLLOWING THESE POLICIES. ON A SECOND OFFENSE THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE SITE. WE WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE A FUN AND ENJOYABLE BURN, WE WANT EVERYONE TO GO HOME HEALTHY AS WELL.

If you have any questions please contact the Fire Safety team at firesafety@euphoriaburn.com


 

Flame Effect Policies

Registration And Inspection

All flame effects must be registered with the Fire Safety Team through Flame Effects Art Team (F.E.A.T.) by registering with Placement prior to the event so we know where your flame effect will be and when you will be arriving with it. This will facilitate a quicker and smoother inspection process. Absolutely no flame effects may be operated on site prior to F.E.A.T inspection, at which time if your flame effect passes inspection it will be tagged.

Flame Effects Safety Guidelines

The majority of flame effects utilize LP gas, to which the following guidelines apply. For the most part, these guidelines align with Burning Man’s guidelines.

  • Any person operating a flame effect must have an understanding of the mechanics of the flame effect, and what to do in the instance that any component of the flame effect fails.

  • Additionally, any person operating a flame effect must be sober.  

  • For larger flame effects, a safety perimeter may be needed and will be determined on a case by case basis.

  • As always, flame effects must be operated safely and with sufficient clearance of all trees and people.

  • For mobile and/or wearable flame effects, it is heavily encouraged that a spotter watch behind and beside the flame effect operator to ensure that safety is maintained.

DMX512 is not approved for hazardous applications such as flame effects (per NFPA 160 and ANSI standard E11.1). Any flame effect utilizing DMX512 will not be approved for use

  1. All LP gas cylinders must have an unexpired certification date stamp and must be in good working order.

  2. Each fuel supply connection must have a ¼-turn shut-off valve, and each valve must be exposed and visible at ALL TIMES.

  3. All fuel lines must be rated for both the pressure and the type of fuel that is being used. The maximum operating pressure must be marked by the manufacturer, and all hoses being operated in excess of 5 psi should be designed for a working pressure of at least 350 psi. Air or pneumatic lines or connectors are absolutely unacceptable.

  4. All fittings, piping, valves, and connectors must be rated for the pressure and the type of fuel being used. Schedule 80 pipe and fittings are required for flame effects which operate at a pressure greater than 125 psi.

  5. Hose clamps are prohibited on any fuel lines. All fuel hose connections must be factory made, or constructed with a crimped fitting fitting specifically designed for that purpose.

  6. Accumulators must be rated for the operating pressures at which your flame effect is operating. Any tanks or accumulators that have been altered must be fabricated by an ASME certified welder, and must be stamped and certified as such.

  7. If the gas supply pressure exceeds the maximum allowable operating pressure of the accumulator, a regulator should be installed between the fuel supply and the accumulator. Additionally, a pressure relief valve must be installed in the accumulator. 

  8. All copper tubing must have a flared connection. Compression fittings on copper lines are not allowed.


 

 Sound Policies

While we're not normally for rules or limiting how people experience the burn, they are necessary from time to time. These policies exist for two reasons:

  1. Like it or not, the property on which we have our burns have neighbors. Civic Responsibility dictates that we not be jerks and keep them up all night with our amplified hootin' and hollerin'. They have just as much a right, if not more than us, to enjoy a quiet night in in their homes.

  2. Not everybody at the burn likes chest-rattling THUMP THUMP THUMP. Some people hate it. Some have actual adverse physical reactions (nasusea, migraine, anxiety, etc.) to amplified sound. Nobody expects silence, but there is a reasonable expectation for some areas to not have loud dance camps or any amplified sound at all just like others have a reasonable expectation to have a space to dance their butts off all day and night.

Our stellar Placement Team works very hard to handle these issues, but they can only do so much! At the end of the day, the best way to keep everybody as happy as possible is to make sure they're given proper expectations. If a sound camp is placed in an area where they're told they can blare oontz's 24/7, then they have a right to expect that and be frustrated if it doesn't happen. The same goes for people placed in areas designated as "no amplified sound" zones or next to a sound camp who has said they'll keep their volume at "conversational levels."

Here are the current Alchemy Amplified Sound Policies. Please send any questions to sound@alchemyburn.com

  • ALL CAMPS WISHING TO BRING AMPLIFIED SOUND THAT INCLUDES LOW OR HIGH-END DRIVERS (I.E. SUB-WOOFERS, MONITORS/SPEAKERS, ETC.) TO THE BURN MUST REGISTER THEIR SOUND! 

  • Due to space limitations, registering amplified sound is NOT a guarantee that you will be placed in an area where amplified sound is allowed. Remember: registering for placement is a request, not a guarantee. Click here to see the Placement Registration Form. (Open Feb 15–Mar 8, 2018)

    • There is no need to register boomboxes, home stereos, docking stations, small bluetooth speakers, etc.

    • Basically, if you'd see it at a club or at a concert, then it needs to be registered. 

      Any camp that brings amplified sound that includes low or high-end drivers (i.e., sub-woofers, monitors/speakers, etc.) is considered a "Sound Camp." All Sound Camps need to have 1 person who will be point-of-contact with the Sound Team. This person must be able to…

      • Give sound team reliable contact information

      • Be available to cut sound immediately in emergency situations.

      • Work the music system

      All Sound Camps must abide by the following schedule:

      • Wednesday - No amplified sound after 10 PM. (Remember, it's a school night!)

      • Thursday - No amplified sound after 10 PM. (Also a school night.

      • Friday

        • Sound Team will perform a property-wide sound check with the Sound Camps.

        • Your system must be set up by Friday.

        • If you don't participate in the Sound Test for any reason, then you may not play amplified sound for the duration of the event.

  • Big Time No No's

    • No sound systems with more than 4 low end drivers (subwoofer speakers) and 8 mid/high range drivers (speakers)

    • No unregistered camps with systems larger than a small home stereo or boom box.

    • No abandoned, still-making-sound Sound Camps. Someone must be present and monitoring and/or DJ'ing. Sound Team will turn off camps like this when found.

  • Generators

    • Please consider creating dampening box for generator

    • Must be appropriately placed (Sound Team will help with placement, if needed)

      • So that won't noise bleed across to other camps

      • So that generator fumes to inconvenience or harm other participants.

    • Must be placed at least 30 ft away from sound system.

  • Sound Levels

    • During the Sound Test on Friday, each camp will have their maximum levels set by the Sound Team.

    • The Sound Camp is responsible for ensuring that all sound, regardless of who's DJ'ing, stays at or below this level.

    • Depending on placement, some Sound Camps will have levels set by the time of day/night. You will know if this is you before the burn.

    • If you have told Placement that you will keep your volumes at "conversational levels," that you only plan to play sound at night, that you will only play loung-ey easy-listening tunes, you must abide by your agreement to do so.

    • If a sound complaint from outside the event is received, we may ask all amplified Sound Camps to lower levels or to cut sound completely until the complaint is handled.

    • In the event of an emergency, Sound Camps wil be asked to cut sound completely until the Events Committee have cleared the emergency.

  • CONSEQUENCES - These are the possible consequences for violating any of these policies. The severity of the consequences depends on the nature and severity of the violation.

    • Warning by the Sound Team.

    • Warning by the Events Committee (team that oversees the entire event).

    • No sound for 24 hours.

    • No sound for the duration of the event.

    • Ejection from the event


 

Minor Policies

Flashpoint Artists Initiative (FAI) Policy On Admitting Minors To Overnight Gated Events

Custodial parents or guardians may bring their minor children to FAI Overnight Gated Events, subject to the following mandatory conditions, in addition to regular gate admissions procedures followed by the parent(s) or guardian(s), and all other conduct requirements.

  1. All minor children must have a valid ticket, regardless of age. Children under 12 are still admitted for free, but must posses a valid ticket.

For Euphoria 2019 child tickets will be at the gate to be used upon arrival. For Alchemy 2019 there will be the option to select a free ticket for all under 12.

  1. The child’s ticket must be presented to gate personnel for verification at the Entrance Gate.

  2. The child’s custodial parent or guardian must sign a special Minor Child Admissions Waiver.

  3. The child must be clearly photographed by gate personnel, using an instant, non-recording camera, owned and provided by FAI.*

  4. The child and each parent or guardian must be photographed together, using an instant, non-recording camera, owned and provided by FAI.*

  5. The parent must list an emergency contact person, who will be present at the event at all times the child is present.

  6. The parent must list an emergency contact person, who will be present at the event at all times the child is present.

  7. The emergency contact person must also be photographed with the child, at the gate, using an instant, non-recording camera, owned and provided by FAI*, and must also complete and sign the Emergency Contact section of the Minor Child Admissions Waiver.

  8. The photographs must be attached to the to the completed and signed Minor Child Admissions Waiver, to be retained at the gate, by gate personnel, for the duration of the event.*

 
 

9. All parents or guardians, children, and emergency contacts will be issued wristbands, the parents number will be recorded on the childs,and vice versa.  Additionally, the numbers will be recorded on both child, and guardian waivers. The wristbands must be worn at all times, and must be shown to gate personnel, and photographs verified before any minor child will be permitted to leave the event.

10. Children must be in the care, custody, and control of the parent, guardian, or emergency contact at all times.  Sleeping children may not be left in camps unattended.

11. In no event are children permitted to leave the event boundaries other than through the entrance gate, whether or not they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or emergency contact.

12. Children are never permitted to use or play near any fire or flame source, or any body of water.

13. Minor children, and persons under 21 are not permitted in adult-themed camps, or areas, which must be screened from view, under any circumstances, regardless of parental consent.  Identification is checked at the entrance points of all adult-themed camps, and underage persons are not admitted.

14. Minor children, and persons under 21, are not permitted to drink alcohol, nor to violate any other law, regardless of parental consent.

15. If the child and parent, guardian, or emergency contact become separated at any time during the event, each should report to the nearest Ranger, who will issue the appropriate response, in compliance with ICS standards.

16. Violation of these conditions is grounds for ejection from the event.

*Photos are not recorded on any digital media, and will be returned to the parents or destroyed following the event.


 

Delivery Policies  

All deliveries must be paid in full prior to the event.

  1. Ops must be notified no less than 2 weeks prior to the event. This includes what is being delivered by whom and to what camp,

  2. Deliveries can take place Wednesday through Friday and must happen before 6 PM EST.


 

Early Entry Policies

Early Entry for Euphoria 2018 begins Wed, Apr 25 at 10am and ends when the event begins the following day.

Anyone who wants to enter during Early Entry must have BOTH an early entry pass and a valid Euphoria ticket.

Requests for Early entry must be registered by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 10th.

Submit requests for Early Entry here.  

All Early Entry requests will be reviewed by the Event Committee.

Submitting your request does not guarantee you will be given early entry passes.

Early entry is intended for:

  • theme camps that need extra setup time

  • art projects that need extra setup time

  • volunteers whose shifts begin before noon on Thu, Apr 26


 

 Privacy Policies

Please be advised that Flashpoint Artists Initiative, Inc. (“FAI”) collects very limited data about users of FAI-based websites (Alchemyburn.com and Euphoriaburn.com). We collect non-identifying information about users of our sites, and we retain and use this information only to help us administer our sites and our events. Some users also choose to provide limited identifying information, but are not required to do so. We do not, and will not, provide any information whatsoever about you to any other company, individual, or entity, for any reason, outside of being forced to do so in order to comply with a court order.  

Please keep in mind that FAI cannot guarantee the privacy practices or the content of any websites that are linked from within an FAI site.