TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-28.19
Tents – Grandstands – Air-Supported Structures

SECTION 23-28.19-15


§ 23-28.19-15 Detail of firefighters.

(a) Uniformed firefighters shall be detailed to all circuses, carnivals, or other exhibitions where large crowds assemble. They shall familiarize themselves with all fire protection facilities and fire prevention features, and with the condition of exits, and shall patrol the entire area of the tent during the time it is occupied. Special police officers or firefighters should see that overcrowding is not permitted, that aisles and exitways are kept open, and that no smoking rules are observed.

(b)(1) All tents with a capacity of one thousand (1000) or more persons shall have a minimum of two (2) uniformed fire fighters and any additional firefighters on duty when deemed necessary by the chief of the local fire department.

(2) All tents with a capacity of three hundred and one (301) to one thousand (1000) persons shall have a minimum of one uniformed firefighter and any additional firefighters on duty when deemed necessary by the chief of the local fire department.

(3) All tents with a capacity of fifty (50) to three hundred (300) persons shall have a minimum of one uniformed firefighter and any additional firefighters on duty when deemed necessary by the chief of the local fire department. This requirement may be waived by the chief of the local fire department.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 271, § 15.)