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Fire Regulations

All material used in construction and decoration of an exhibit must be flame retardant. Fabrics must be certified as flame retardant or a sample must be available for testing. Materials which cannot be treated to meet the requirements may not be used.

All exits and exit aisles must be kept clear and unobstructed. No furniture, signs, easels, chairs or displays may protrude into aisles. All aisles must be maintained at a minimum of eight (8) feet in width unless otherwise approved on a floor plan.

Designated "no freight" aisles must be maintained clear of crates and exhibit materials during move-in and move-out. These aisles are required for emergency access throughout the hall and to expedite freight and empty crate moving.

All fire hose racks, fire extinguishers and emergency exits must be visible and accessible at all times. This includes fire protection equipment located within exhibits. Exits and exit signs must not be covered by drapes nor obscured from view by exhibit components.

Vehicles on display must have fuel filler caps locked or sealed to prevent escape of vapors and to avoid tampering. Batteries must be disconnected. Auxiliary batteries not connected to engine starting system may be left connected. External chargers are recommended for demonstration purposes. Fuel in the fuel tank shall not exceed one quarter (1/4) of the tank capacity or five (5) gallons, whichever is less.

Combustible materials cannot be stored beneath display vehicles. Space beneath vehicles must be clear and visible except for permitted electrical supplies.

Vehicles in building for unloading must not be left with engine idling. Exhaust gases present extreme hazards to workers on catwalks. If an engine cannot be shut down, the vehicle must be removed from the building as quickly as possible.

Compressed air cylinders, including LPG, are prohibited unless approved by the fire prevention office. Flammable gases, i.e., butane, propane, natural gas, et al; are subject to prior approval. Nonflammable compressed gas cylinders must be secured in an upright position with gauges and regulator protected against physical damage.

All 110 volt extension cords shall be three-wire (grounded), #14 or larger AWG, copper wire. Connectors must not be supported by cords. Two wire "Zip Cords" are not permitted other than factory installed appliance connectors, these may not exceed six (6) feet in length and must be UL approved.

Cube tap adapters are prohibited (Uniform Fire Code 8507). Multi-plug adapters must be UL approved and have built-in overload protection. Connectors must not be used to exceed their listed ampere rating.

Electrical work under carpets must be done, or supervised, by the electrical contractor. All wiring on the floor must be Type "SO" cord, insulated to qualify for "extra hard usage", must be No. 12AWG or larger, and must be protected against injury or damage.

All temporary wiring must be accessible and free from debris and storage materials. Hard backed booths must have power supplies dropped within the booth.

No storage of any kind is allowed behind booths or near electrical service. Materials for handouts must be limited to one day supply and stored neatly within the booth. Violators will be notified and if the materials are not removed by show opening, show decorator will remove and store them at exhibitors expense, without access until the break of the show.

Areas enclosed by solid walls and ceilings must be equipped with approved smoke detectors.

All empty cartons or crates must be labeled and removed for storage or they will be removed as trash. Crates are not to be used as exhibit supports.

Flammable or combustible liquids are prohibited inside of buildings except as approved by the fire prevention office. Flammable thinners, solvents and paints including aerosol cans are strictly prohibited within the building.

Cooking and warming devices shall be electric. Sterno may be used for warming trays. Cooking devices shall be approved by a recognized testing laboratory; e.g., U.L., F.M. Cooking, warming devices, and/or heated products shall be isolated from the public by either placing the device a minimum of four (4) feet back from the front of the booth or provide a plexiglass shield 18 inches high, ¼ inch thick across the front, and down both sides of the demonstration area. Decorative candles are not permitted.

Heat producing equipment is prohibited. Examples of prohibited equipment include, welding, soldering, or any open flame devices.