When the Circus Comes to Town – NFPA C&E session W12, Wednesday June 24

Blog Post created by rcote Employee on Jun 23, 2015

Come join me on Wednesday, June 24 at 9:30 a.m. for an
educational session that I am co-presenting in Room S501 at McCormick Place
during the NFPA Conference & Expo. The session is titled When the Circus Comes to Town and focuses
on the challenges of taking a circus show to cities around the world. Fire and
life safety codes and AHJs vary from venue to venue. Attend this session to
learn how even the most exacting of operational standards need to be adjusted
to earn the local AHJ’s approval.



A travelling circus sets up shop in many different venues
each year.


NFPA is able to offer CEU’s to attendees of the C&E
educational sessions. The learning objectives for this session include:


  • Identify base line protection methods that should be utilized for any circus activity in a tent.
  • Identify the concerns that AHJs should have with the flammability of tent materials and contents.
  • Explain special considerations that should be provided in circus tents for patrons with
  • Identify features that make for more efficient emergency egress from circus tents.