Flame Effect Information

Expectations and Guidelines

Greetings Flame Effects Operators. Thank you so much for wanting to bring your Fire Art to Lakes of Fire. It would not be the same without you.

Please read this whole document while it is lengthy it is very important that you honor these expectations and follow these guidelines in order for our event to pass inspection by the Local Fire Marshall as well as be conducted safely for each of the participants.

Please be aware that if you do not follow these guidelines, you will not be granted permission to burn at Lakes of Fire.

Flame Effects Registration

Once we have received your Flame Effects Application that includes your Flame Effects Scenario, Diagrams, Safety plan and Leave No Trace Plan, a dialogue with a member of the Fire Art Safety Team will take place. If everything seems to be in order the first phase of approval will be in place. Notification of any changes to the art must be submitted in writing to F.A.S.T. at least 1 month before Lakes of Fire and the same process will ensue.

You will also find a list of fire safety related questions to consider about your piece below that we need you to be able to answer in order to determine how best help you bring your artistic vision to life, as well as keep participants and their gear free from harm.

Please view our Key Dates and Registration Form page for deadlines and links to registration forms for fire art.

In keeping with the Principles of TTITD it is our civic duty to follow Local and State laws esp. as they relate to fire. These practices also aid us in protecting our community, by making local authorities happy to see us. To accomplish this we need to know what you are bringing to the event that is fire related and what it is made of.  We require you to fill out the Flame Effects Application located on our  Key Dates and Registration Form page.

Thank you for interest in bringing Flame Effects to Lakes of Fire we look forward to burning brightly with you!

Lakes of Fire F.A.S.T. (Fire Art Safety Team)

Feel free to contact us at FAST@LAKESOFFIRE.ORG

Propane Flame Effects Safety Guidelines

(Group II, III, IV & V)


All LP gas cylinders must have an unexpired certification date stamp and be in good working order. Tanks in poor condition or out of date are a danger to fill and may cause injury to the fuel team, the artists, and/or participants.

All LP Flame Effects must have 1/4-turn shut-off valves at each fuel supply connection as a primary emergency fuel shutoff point. These valves must be exposed and visible at all times. This valve also gives the artist control of the gas supply without having to manipulate the multi-turn supply valve on the tank itself.

All fuel lines used must be rated for both pressure and for the type of fuel being used. This information must be printed on the fuel lines at the time of on-site inspection. Air or pneumatic line is not acceptable as fuel hose. LP gas degrades rubber hose not specifically designed for use with that fuel. This results in the hose cracking from the inside out, potentially leading to a catastrophic failure.

All fittings, piping, valves and connectors must also be designed and rated for the pressures and fuel type used. The use of lead soldered fittings is prohibited in the fuel systems of any Flame Effect. The use of improper fittings can lead to leaks and failures in the fuel system resulting in fires and or injury. If you are using unregulated propane (full tank pressure) schedule 80 piping is required.

Hose clamps are prohibited on any fuel lines. All fuel hose connections must be factory made, or constructed with a crimped fitting specifically designed for that purpose. Hose clamps are well known for cutting and chafing fuel lines, or coming loose, possibly leading to catastrophic failure.

Accumulators, pressure vessels, and all associated piping and fittings must be rated for the operating pressures at which your Flame Effect is operating. Any welding alteration tanks used as accumulators or pressure vessels must be fabricated by an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) certified welder, and must be re-stamped and certified as such. Catastrophic failure of accumulators or pressure vessels can result in leaks or explosions.

In Flame Effects where the gas supply pressure is higher than the rated operating pressure of the accumulators or pressure vessels, a regulator must be properly installed on the supply side of the accumulator or pressure vessel. Also, an over-pressure device must be properly installed in the vapor space of the accumulator or pressure vessel.

If you have questions, contact F.A.S.T. BEFORE you burn: FAST@LAKESOFFIRE.ORG

Thank you,