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Keeping Your Festival or Event Safe and Compliant: Fire Ranger Expands Its Events Safety Department

Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 19, 2018 --( A major factor in the safety and protection of any festival or event is compliant fire and safety equipment.

While the complex process of event management and organization is ongoing, fire and safety equipment compliance is often left as an afterthought.

All permanent structures in Florida are covered by the Florida State Building and Fire codes to ensure that all common and publicly accessible areas are adequately protected in case of fire, this would include firefighting equipment, monitored alarms, well-lit paths of exit etc.

However, temporary structures like marquees, food courts, docks and stages used for festivals and events fall under a gray area of code compliance, and the decision making on what type of equipment is required to keep the event safe is often left to under qualified and inexperienced management to deal with the local fire department (AHJ) and its interpretation of what is required at the time of the event.

Organizing or hosting an event can leave you with a minefield of obstacles to face and expensive equipment to buy just so you are able to satisfy the local AHJ that the event is safe and protected when it comes to fire and safety equipment.

Often left to the last minute and not given attention to until the AHJ visit for their final safety check, many events are held back from opening and sometimes cancelled altogether if they don’t meet the required fire and safety standards. These requirements are different each time depending on the event, location and size. This leaves many event managers with little or no time to prepare for the requested equipment that may be required.

“It’s not unusual to be called at 4pm on a Thursday by a festival or event manager that needs to open that evening but can’t open their event until someone installs certified fire extinguishers or tests and inspects on-site equipment like food trucks and it becomes an urgent operational situation.”

“Fire Ranger has over 25 years’ experience in event fire and safety equipment installations and planning and can work on our customers behalf to liaise with local fire departments.”

“We have provided, Fire extinguishers and stands, temporary fire pumps, cigarette disposal stands, exit signs, first aid kits, fire retardant and many other types of equipment for temporary structures across Florida, some of our more interesting challenges have been the application of fire retardant to a historic French house used for Art Basel to the installation of temporary Fire Pumps for the docks used for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,” says Neil Cooper, supervisor for Fire Rangers events fire and safety equipment department.

Fire Ranger is a Fort Lauderdale based fire and safety equipment company that has been servicing South Florida since 1989 and has years of expertise in working with event management companies and local fire inspectors to ensure a safe and compliant event takes place.

Always call in the experts:
· Fire Ranger has over 25 years’ experience working with local fire inspectors.
· Fire Ranger works on your behalf to liaise with local fire departments, Insurance companies, cities and authorities to help with the smooth approval process to get your festival or event permit.
· Fire Ranger provides equipment for the duration of your festival or event so there is no need to buy expensive firefighting apparatus that you may require only once.
· Fire Ranger offers 24/7 support, training and on-site advisors for the duration of your event.
· Fire Ranger has supplied equipment to many major events including Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Tortuga Fest, The Everfest Chili Cook Off, The Grid Iron Grill Off and Ultra Music Festival.

Improve the aesthetics of your event, no more fire extinguishers lying on the ground, reduce the risks of misuse, theft and improve visibility by using their all-weather tamperproof equipment stands.

Fire Ranger Expands its Events Equipment department:
After a hugely successful 2017-2018 events season Fire Ranger has expanded its event department to cover any event from Key West to Orlando, coast to coast.

Florida state licensed and insured with 22 on the road technicians and over 25 years of experience, Fire Ranger is your event industry leader for fire and safety equipment.

Fire Ranger will be showcasing their new line of festival and event fire and safety equipment at the 2018 Florida Festivals and Events Annual Conference to be held in Bonita Springs from August 21st to 23rd 2018, visit Fire Ranger at booth 308.

Contact Fire Ranger at 954 566 5430 or for help, advice and any questions you may have regarding fire and safety equipment at your event.
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