The Crucible takes the well-being of our community seriously. We ensure our facility is safe and up to code. Please read the below so you know how to respond to fires at The Crucible.
- The Crucible is inspected annually by the fire department and has an occupancy permit for up to 1,000 people.
- Our studios are fully equipped with fire sprinklers and fire extinguishers, all of which are regularly checked and tested by an independent outside fire prevention company.
- Our fire sprinkler system is connected to a monitoring system that will immediately alert the fire department if the system is activated.
- Any open fire at Crucible events, whether on stage or elsewhere, is closely monitored by specially trained fire safety personnel to guarantee the safety of our guests and the performers.
- In the unlikely event of a fire, The Crucible has multiple exits, all of which are illuminated by emergency exit signs.
- Pathways to the nearest exits are clearly marked with bright yellow arrows painted on the studio floor.
IN CASE OF FIRE
In case of fire, please alert a studio manager immediately. Take notice of the fire extinguishers in your work area. The Crucible is equipped with three types of extinguishers:
- (ABC) -This is the multipurpose dry chemical extinguisher. It can be used on any type of fire.
- (BC) -This is the regular type of dry chemical extinguisher. B fires involve flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, grease and oil, and C fires involve electrical equipment, such as appliances, wiring, circuit breakers, and outlets.
- (A) – This extinguisher is pressurized water. Extinguishers are for ordinary combustible materials such as paper, wood, cardboard, and most plastics.
TO USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER
- P – Pull safety pin from the handle.
- A – Aim at the base of the fire.
- S – Squeeze the trigger handle.
- S – Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire.
IN CASE OF EVACUATION
In case of an evacuation, we ask that all persons in the building meet in the front parking lot. There are exits at each corner of the building. Please take notice of the exit nearest your work area. It is also important to know the other exits in the building. Please refer the studio map for the locations of all exits.
Our friends at Make: have put together a great article and how-to regarding fire safety. Read it and share widely.
There are Facebook groups, online forums, and local coalitions to share resources, assist those affected by fire, and become a stronger voice on behalf of artists. Find the one you identify with and commit to the cause.