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Fire brigade makes special arrangement for party promoters

Published:Wednesday | December 25, 2013 | 8:26 AM

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) said it has made special provisions for promoters and event planners to acquire a Fire Safety Permit for events this holiday season.

Public Relations Officer for the JFB, Emelio Ebanks, said during the holiday season persons can acquire a permit within a day or two, instead of the usual five working days.

He said applying and receiving a Fire Safety Permit assures the Jamaica Fire Brigade that the promoters and planners took the necessary safety precautions to ensure the safety of their patrons.

He explains that when applying for the permit, promoters are required to provide an outline or floor plan of the venue, along with detailed plans about how the venue will be coordinated.

He said this helps to guide promoter regarding the numbers of patrons that can be accommodated, the size and number of exits, where fire extinguishers need to be and how the wires need to be placed.

A fire safety permit is required for every event and costs $6,000 for processing.


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