Burden of Proof Begins With the Installer

During the tent permit application process, the burden of proof becomes the responsibility of the individual or company who has applied for the permit. However, every partner involved in producing the event shall provide documentation that is compliant with the tent...

AHJ’S Plea to Inspect Tents

The following picture takes on a new meaning of creative tent ballasting. The phrase between a rock and a hard place seems to be fitting. However, it was not necessary for an AHJ to inspect this tent because it is less than the 400 square feet requirement for a...

We Are Going to Wash That Retardant Out of the Tent

A few years ago Clairol created a jingle about washing that gray out of your hair. A similar question came up at a Fire Code Action Committee meeting: “Can washing a tent affect flame retardancy?” I was reluctant to answer because my response would have come from the...
It is Official in Connecticut Water Barrels are Legal, But

It is Official in Connecticut Water Barrels are Legal, But

SAFTSE received an email questioning the validity of our post,” Water Barrels Bite the Dust in Connecticut.” The email asked us to confirm with the State Fire Marshals of CT that water barrels were an option for ballasting, so we contacted William Abbot, the State...