Spooky Spaces – Staying Safe at Halloween Attractions

Blog Post created by pstaples Employee on Oct 23, 2019

If you’re looking for some creepy ambience, a tricky puzzle, or just a good old fright, you might find yourself at what NFPA 101, Life Safety Code refers to as a special amusement building. Most commonly these are haunted houses, but the classification is also used for escape rooms.


These places can be a lot of fun, but they also present significant life safety challenges to first responders and building operators. Check out these resources to learn more about the role of special amusement buildings in NFPA code.


NFPA Journal on escape rooms

How a Haunted House fire affected NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

What is a special amusement building?