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 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.


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10/30/2012 FYIWorld Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO Indoor Pyrotechnic Display and Flame Effects for the Trans Siberian Orchestra Show Trans Siberian Orchestra, Indoor Pyrotechnic Display Two Shows, 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm. November 17, 2012 Applicant/Pyrotechnician: Mike Carlisle, 2125 Elmwood Ln, Pueblo, CO 81005 719 671-1425 Client/Show Pyrotechnic Applicant: Pyrotek Special Effects 7676 Woodbine Ave Suite 8, Markham, Ontario, Fiona Thain Mike Carlisle, Fire Works Colorado License No.: 07-P-3605707 on file CSFD Pyro Operators/Shooters: Adam Biscow, Greg Pearson, Kenneth McDonald, Eric Muccio, Ron Bleggi Pyrotek Special Effects. BATF Lic #9-BL-19-2F-12816 Venue Manager, Amanda Hansen 477-2115 (Dennis Lucero, Paul Smith) of World Arena (719) 477-2115; Dennis Lucero 477-2109 MIKE CARLISLE AND ALL PYROTECHNICIANS OF PYROTECH SHALL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT PERFORMANCE.
FYIPlans have been submitted to the Colorado Springs Fire Department for a plan review. These plans include but are not limited to the following items listed in NFPA 1126, current ed., Section 4.3.2. a) Name of person, group, or organization sponsoring the production. b) Date and time of day of the production. c) Exact location of the production. d) Name of the person actually in charge of firing the pyrotechnics. e) Number, names, and ages of ALL assistants who are to be present. f) Qualifications of the pyrotechnic operator. g) Pyrotechnic experience of the operator. h) Confirmation of any applicable state and federal licenses held by the operator and/or assistant(s). i) Evidence of the permittee's insurance carrier or financial responsibility in accordance with the 03 IFC as amended. (The insurance certificate shall list the Colorado Springs Fire Department as the Certificate Holder.) j) Number and types of pyrotechnic devices and materials to be used, the operators experience with those devices and effects, and a definition of the general responsibilities of the assistant(s) k) Diagram of the grounds or facilities where the production is to be held. This diagram shall show the point at which the pyrotechnic devices are to be fired, the fallout radius for each pyrotechnic device used in the performance, and the lines behind which the audience shall be restrained. l) Point of on-site assembly of pyrotechnic devices. (If assembly on site is required) m) Manner and place of storage of the pyrotechnic materials and devices. (This area is to be the former Christmas Storage Room approved for this event and this use in 2004) n) Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for EACH of the pyrotechnic material(s) to be used. o) Certification that the costumes, set, scenery, and rigging materials are inherently flame-retardant or have been treated to achieve flame retardancy. p) A shot queue list/timeline for each shot during the performance.
FYIMike Carlisle Special Effects Colorado License with submittal.OK
AttentionCURRENT EDITION NFPA - The National Fire Protection Associations Standard 1126 "Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics before a Proximate Audience" shall apply. NFPA - The National Fire Protection Association Standard 160 "Flame Effects Before an Audience" shall apply where applicable.
AttentionINTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE - Any applicable Sections of 2009 International Fire Code, as amended, Chapter 33 "Explosives and Fireworks" shall apply.
AttentionPERMIT Pending final permit inspection. Contact CSFD @ 385-5978 TO SCHEDULE PERMIT INSPECTION PRIOR TO SHOW. Allow sufficient time for site walk through, demonstration of ALL pyrotechnic special effects and flame effects, and inspection. CSFD Inspector will verify clearances between all effect discharges and audience, as well as clearances between effect discharges and overhead equipment such as speakers and TV screens. ATTENTION***********Documentation of current flame retardency treatment of all proximate combustibles, including costumes and clothing worn by performers in the vicinity of pyro/flame effects will be required at time of inspection. ATTENTION Inspector: World Arena shall be responsible for documentation of flame retardency and treatments for all materials supplied by World Arena: combustibles, set, etc. and will be provided at the time of inspection.
AttentionFACILITIES - Facilities in which pyrotechnics are to be used and/or stored shall comply with the applicable provision of the 2009 International Fire Code Chapter 33 and related NFPA Standards 1123/1126, current ed.
IStorage/Handling of Flammable Liquids shall be in accordance with Chapters 27/34 of the 2009 International Fire Code. Storage/Handling of LPG shall be in accordance with Chapter 38 of the 2009 International Fire Code as amended. Note that per Section 3803.2.1.5, portable LP gas containers used for public exhibition are limited to 12-Lb capacity, and multiple containers are to be separated by not less than 20'. This submittal indicates that this performance will involve devices that utilize propane and/or coleman fuel.
AttentionSeating and stage layout plan from World Arena, A. Hansen was provided to Plan Reviewer Inspector shall verify the following with Amanda Hansen of World Arena: * Seating distances to audience shall be a min. 15 ft and may be greater dependant upon pyro/flame effect * Pyro/flame will be toward rear/back stage with aprox 40 feet min distance * Floor area @ mix and lift will have a min. 12' for mix area plus 6 ft of aisle to nearest row. *** Inspector shall verify and coordinate with World Arena at time of inspection. * World Arena ventilation system for this event and procedures (see Paul Smith) * Banners and overhead obstructions shall be removed where potential for flame or pyro impingement.
IPENDING PERMIT INSPECTION: The "World Arena Operations Protocol for an Event that Requires Limited Disabled Smoke Detectors" shall be provided to the CSFD Inspector during pre-show inspection prior to issuance of permit.. In addition to the procedures and systems monitoring outlined in the Operations Protocol the following shall be conducted: 1. During the times of all performances and guest occupancy, World Arena shall provide a Level 1 Fire Watch at the Fire Annunciation Panel to be staffed by a minimum of two trained personnel at all times. All event staff with radio communication shall act as a level 1 fire watch, there shall be 1 person in place to reactivate the smoke control system in the event of a fire. 2. World Arena shall maintain a journal that outlines all information and data through the monitoring devices and ADT Security Link. "The beam detectors in the bowl at the World Arena may be deactivated immediately so as not to initiate an unintentional alarm...." "All other components, systems and zones of the existing alarm system shall remain active and operational in accordance with applicable fire codes and standards. Appropriate panel monitoring for smoke control system operation shall remain in effect as policy has previously dictated."
AttentionIFC 2009, CHAPTER 38 LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GASES PROPANE COLOR JET EFFECT: Uses 1 lb propane ALL OTHER FLAME EFFECTS: use 5 lb propane ***See site diagram Portable LP-gas containers, as defined in NFPA 58, shall not be used in buildings except as specified in NFPA 58 and Sections 3803.2.1.1 through 3803.2.1.7 of the IFC 2009, as amended. * Portable LP-gas containers are allowed to be used temporarily for demonstrations and public exhibitions. Such containers shall not exceed a water capacity of 12 pounds. Where more than one such container is present in the same room, each container shall be separated from other containers by a distance of not less than 20 feet. ATTENTION****** *** ONLY 1 & 5 lb portable containers are proposed for this show. See site diagram. 20 pound containers shall NOT be used. ** Due to the proximity of the containers to one another and stage configuration, CSFD OFM requires that the containers shall not exceed 5 pounds W.C. Correspondence with Ms. Thain confirmed with Ms Thain that 5 lb maximum container limit will be required as fuel sources for the dragons and fire screen. (note: the equipment and show is capable of running on 5 pound containers). ** Where feasible, containers shall be separated from other containers by a minimum distance of 20 feet. Locations shall also be subject to Inspector and site conditions at the time of inspection. ** Propane tanks (5 lb ea) shall be located at front of house TRUSS location (see site diagram)
FYINFPA 58 2008 ed LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS CODE 6.19.10. Flame effect shall be in accordance with NFPA 160. The maximum water capacity of individual cylinders shall be 20 lb propane capacity. Cylinders shall be separated by at least 20 feet; or where impractical, may be reduced with the approval of the AHJ. Cylinders shall not be connected or disconnected during the flame effect or performance.
FYINFPA 160 FLAME EFFECTS BEFORE AN AUDIENCE ACCUMULATOR: A container or piping that holds a predetermined volume of fuel that is ready for use in a flame effect. Systems using fuel accumulator. Fuel accumulators shall meet the following requirements: 1) Shall be designed manufactured, and certified as an unfired pressure vessels--tested in accordance with the ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel Code or DOT for the pressure of the gas in use. 2) Volume of fuel stored in an accumulator tank shall be no more than what is required to produce the desired effect. 3) Each accumulator shall have a manual fuel shutoff valve at the connection to the inlet of the tank an when closed, the valve shall shut off ff all fuel supplied to the accumulator. 4) Charge valve when opened shall be installed at the connection to the inlet of the tank. 5) The accumulator shall be charged as close to the actual arming and firing of the effect. 6) Each accumulator shall be designed and installed that that the fuel can be safety removed: Portable accumulators shall be allowed to be moved to a safe location for discharge. 7) Mixing of air or other oxidizing media with fuel that reacts with a flammable mixture within the accumulator shall be prohibited.
Attention** Flame effects shall be evaluated to verify that operators, performers, and the audience are not exposed to a hazardous situation when the flame effects are activated as designed or anticipated. ** Flame effect operator shall inspect all areas of the site where flame effect materials and devices are ignited before startup and after shutdown.
AttentionFLAME EFFECT CONTROL SYSTEM All flame effect control systems shall be designed to implement the following functions: * Emergency stop capability * Fuel management * Controlled enabling of flame effect * Controlled arming of flame effect * Controlled and repeatable firing of flame effect. * Shall be designed and installed to prevent accidental firing and unintentional release of fuel. *** Group III, VI or VII flame effects control systems shall not be left unattended while connected to a fuel source. ATTENTION INSPECTOR *** These functions are subject to demonstration at the time of inspection including normal and emergency shutdown procedures.
AttentionFIRE PROTECTION PROVISIONS **Standby fire safety personnel shall be present and shall have a working knowledge of the fixed and portable fire fighting equipment used in the area of the flame effects. ** Standby fire safty personnel shall have a means of communication or of transmitting an alarm during the operation of flame effects. Spotters or fire safety personnel (Pyrotek) shall be staffed at all locations adjacent to stage where fire extinguishers are located. (see site diagram). See comments above for requirements of fire extinguishers.
AttentionPROPANE STORAGE *** ATTENTION**** ** LP-Gas/Propane containers shall NOT be exposed to excessive temperatures, physical damage or tampering. ** Containers shall be stored in a locked metal cabinet or protected against tampering; and shall be provided with protection from vehicle impact. ** Containers shall not be located near exit access doors, exits, stairways or in areas used, or intended to be used as a means of egress. Containers shall be stored outside of the building and the following: * 1 means of egress = 10 feet from doorway or openings into buildings * 2 or more means of egress = 5 feet from doorway or openings into buildings * 20 feet from any motor vehicle fuel dispenser * 10 feet from any combustible materials * 720 pounds or less: 0 feet distance to a building or group of buildings, public way or lot line "No Smoking" within 25 feet shall be posted ** M. Carlisle will obtain a supply of containers from a local supplier and supplied to the site.
IDISTANCE SEPARATION - NFPA 1126.6.4 "Separation Distances from the Audience" shall apply. 6.4.1) Each pyrotechnic device fired during the performance shall be separated from the audience by at least 15 feet but not less than twice the fallout radius of the device. 6.4.2) Concussion mortars shall be separated from the audience by a minimum of 25 feet. 6.4.3) There shall be no glowing or flaming particles within 10 feet of the audience. 6.4.4) Smoking shall not be permitted within 25 feet of the area where the pyrotechnics are being handled of fires. The stage/pyro layout plan included in this submittal indicates that these distances will be met. Final determination on required clearances will be made upon inspection and visual assessment of discharging devices. Subject to inspection.
FYIFIRE AND LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS See additional comments specific to World Arena beam detection system. Fire and Life Safety systems that have been interrupted shall be restored immediately after completion of the flame effect and shall be conducted by a person trained in the operation of all aspects of the systems.
FYICROWD MANAGEMENT - Measures must be taken to provide for adequate crowd management, security, fire protection, and other emergency services.
FYISTORAGE - To prevent unauthorized personnel from gaining access to the pyrotechnics, the manager for the site shall provide a separate lockable room or facility for the preparation of pyrotechnic materials and devices that have been approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and that is acceptable to the pyrotechnic operator. Pyrotechnics storage room shall be located in the former Christmas Storage room. This room was approved per CSFD Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper for this use in 2004.
FYISMOKE CONTROL - When pyrotechnic special effects material is fired within a building, the quantity of smoke developed SHALL NOT obscure the visibility of exit signs or path of egress travel. The maximum density of smoke shall be approved and the pyrotechnic operator shall ensure that the maximum density is not exceeded. Provisions may be required to confine smoke generated by pyrotechnic special effects material to an approved area and to remove such smoke from the building.
FYIFIRE DETECTION - Fire detection and life safety systems shall be permitted to be interrupted during the operation of temporarily installed pyrotechnic effects when the following conditions are met. a) Approval of the AHJ is received. b) Approval of the owner or owners is received. c) An approved fire watch capable of directing the operation of all fire detection and life safety systems installed in the building is present. No Beam Detectors are installed at this facility. The system was updated 2011/2012
IFIRE EXTINGUISHERS NFPA 1126, 8.1.1 thru -A total of (4) or more fire extinguishers shall be present & readily accessible while the pyrotechnics are being loaded, prepared for firing, or fired. -In all cases, (2) must be pressureized water-type & (2) shall be Class 10-BC. -Extinguishers shall be placed such that at least one is located on each opposing side of the performance. This submittal does indicate six (6) extinguishers on the stage and in the control area/stage, but their type has not been defined. ***Ensure the required type extinguishers are present.
IFLAME RETARDANT COSTUMES, SET MATERIALS, CURTAINS, ETC. *Certification that any exposed set, scenery and rigging materials are inherently flame retardant or have been treated to achieve flame retardancy shall be provided. *Certification that all materials worn by performers in the fallout area during use of pyrotechnic effects shall be inherently flame retardant or have been treated to achieve flame retardancy shall be provided. Please note that unless Certificates of Flame Retardancy for performer costumes are available upon inspection, no performers will be permitted to be within the fallout of any pyrotechnic device or in the proximity of any flame effect. Distances as specified in NFPA 160/1126 will apply. *** NOTE: Per Ms Thain: performers are not located within fallout or flame effect. Orchestra is in proximity to flame effect, however, a plexiglass shield is placed between flame effects and performers.
ApprovedCERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE -The attached certificate of insurance is for an amount sufficent to cover the requirements as outlined in 2009 IFC 3301.2.4.2 (as amended): Please obtain a certificate of insurance that shows commercial general liability with minimum available limits of: -$2,000,000 general aggregate -$1,000,000 products and completed operative aggregate -$1,000,000 each occurance -Comprehensive automobile liability with minimum limits of $1,000,000 per occurance -Workers Compensation and employers liability as required by statute. Employer's liability coverage is to be carried for a minimum of $100,000. -The insurance shall cover all operations involving fireworks and any vehicles used for the transportation or storage of fireworks, bodiliy injury liability and property liability for the purpose of payment of any damages to persons or property which arise from, or are caused by, the conduct of an act authorized by the permit upon which a judicial judgement results. The insurance shall also provide protection for property damage resulting from fireworks or explosion. The certificate of insurance shall guarantee 30 days written notice to the chief of the fire department in the event of policy cancellation for any reason. -The certificate of insurance shall list the Colorado Springs Fire Department as An Additional Insured. Drayton Insurance Brokers, Inc.; No. 289034 for Display date November 17, 2012, Pyrotek Special Effects, Inc.
FYINotification shall be given to CSFD Station 4 and dispatch by the CSFD Office of the Fire Marshal of this World Arena Event and the associated pyrotechnics display. Inspections shall be conducted by the CSFD Office of the Fire Marshal Hazardous Materials Section.


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