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Image Credit: Beth Thompson

FIRE SAFETY

We love playing with fire, all kinds of fire - effigies, flame effects, torches, twirlers - you name it. Heck, we don't call it a Burn for nothing! But we also take fire safety very seriously. F.L.A.M.E., our fire safety team works closely with the local fire authorities and experienced fire artists to ensure the safety of our participants and our home. 

CAMP FIRES & BURN BARRELS

The site is surrounded by dense bushland, so bush fires are a real concern for our hosts and our neighbours irrespective of the season. Personal fire pits or burn barrels are not permitted.

That said, nights at this time of year can be darn cold, and we recognise the beauty of a warm fire on a cold night.  There will be a number of community fire pits as well as barrels pre-approved through the Theme Camp registration process.

Open Fire guidelines

  • Open fire consists solely of simple burning of solid fuels away from the ground surface and within appropriate fireproof containment (e.g., burn barrels, braziers, etc).
  • You must obtain approval from the Fire Safety team prior to lighting any open fire.
  • Burn barrels / braziers or other containers should be secured against tipping over, and constructed in a way that the bottom surface is at least six inches from the ground to prevent baking or scarring.
  • No burn barrels or other open fire shall be left unattended. At least one (sober) camp member should be designated fire tender and be within visual distance at all times. If found unattended while lit, open flames or burn barrels will be extinguished. Repeat offences will result in a revocation of approval.
  • All fires must be monitored at all times for changes in wind speed and direction. Action must be taken as required to prevent embers and sparks being thrown.
  • The area around any open fire must be clear of flammable or combustible materials, including but not limited to: wood, paper, fuel, tents, dry vegetation or other camps, to a distance of 7m
  • It is the responsibility of participants / camps to ensure the appropriate fire safety equipment is on hand. This includes at least 10L water, fire extinguishers and fire blankets.
  • Open fire or burn barrels must be extinguished at the request of any Ranger and/or Emergency Services personnel.

FLAME EFFECTS

If you are incorporating flame effects (liquid or gas) into your theme camp, artwork or performance, you MUST register with F.L.A.M.E. to ensure you comply with the relevant requirements. As a minimum, the following applies to flame effects. If you have any questions, contact us at flame@modifyre.org. 

Flame (LPG) Effects guidelines

  • All flame effects must be inspected on site and approved by the Fire Safety Team. You must obtain approval from the Fire Safety team prior to lighting any flame effect.
  • All flame effects should be safe and secure - fittings and other relevant parts should undergo daily safety checks.
  • Once lit, flame effects must be monitored at all times by a (sober) camp member.
  •  The area around any flame effect must be clear of flammable or combustible materials, including but not limited to: wood, paper, stored fuel, tents, dry vegetation or other camps, to a distance of 7m
  • All liquid and flammable materials must be stored and used as per the Fuel & Hazardous Materials Storage Guidelines.
  •  Flame effects must be extinguished at the request of any Ranger and/or Emergency Services personnel.

FIRE PERFORMANCE

If you’d like to spin at Modifyre, please get in touch with the F.L.A.M.E. team and let them know you’re coming. You'll get all the lowdown on burning safely at the event, and they’ll get you involved with the official fire celebrations – the opening ceremony, the Bug burn, and the Temple burn.

Contact us at flame@modifyre.org.

FIREWORKS & PYROTECHNICS

Fireworks and other pyrotechnics are subject to strict licensing requirements on a state by state basis. Personal fireworks, flares, pyrotechnics and firearms are strictly prohibited. Possession of these items violates both common sense and the stipulations of our hosts, the property owners. Offenders will be evicted from the event.

Image Credit: Beth Thompson