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Crowd Control Plan Form   Template for developing your Crowd Control Plan.  *Submit with your application.
Special Event Permit Application -  Fill out and submit this application with your crowd control plan.
Table-Chair Minimum Spacing Requirements for Assembly Areas with Non-Fixed Seating - Space requirements for aisles and aisle access ways between chairs/tables.
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The Fire Prevention Office provides Crowd Manager Training to task certify individuals in crowd management techniques. This training is required for managers of assembly facilities, their assistants, and individuals tasked with coordinating a function where there will be an assembly of people as defined below.  If your unit will be hosting a special assembly event (holiday party, concert, country fair, etc.) then you are required to be trained on crowd management.

NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, defines an Assembly Occupancy as an occupancy (1) used for a gathering of 50 or more persons for deliberation, worship, entertainment, eating, drinking, amusement, awaiting transportation, or similar uses; or (2) used as a special amusement building, regardless of occupant load (e.g. haunted house). In accordance with NFPA 101, Assembly Occupancies shall be provided with a minimum of one trained crowd manager or crowd manager supervisor. Where the occupant load exceeds 250, additional trained crowd managers shall be provided at a ratio of one crowd manager for every 250 occupants.

You can request training by calling our office at 384-5555, by sending an E-Mail to:

Classes are offered the first Wednesday of each month at building 724 .

Certification is valid for 3 years, but may be revoked at anytime by the Fire Prevention Office if regulations are not followed.

The very first thing you will need are trained Crowd Managers at a ratio of one for every 250 personnel expected at the event. Secondly, you will need to submit an event permit application and written crowd control plan to the Fire Prevention Office for approval (See templates above).  Lastly, you will need to request that the Fire Prevention Office conduct an inspection of the place of assembly at least three workdays prior to any major social event (Ref  JBERI 32-2001 and included in the application).

Yes, large group and “just in time training” are available upon request.

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