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​Constellation City, a vibrant hub of art, culture, and community, is committed to ensuring a safe and sustainable environment for all.


To uphold this commitment, we have established a set of regulations designed for the well-being of our community and the preservation of our natural surroundings. Adherence to these regulations is essential.

Fire & Flame Effects

General Fire Use Guidelines

  • Fuel containers must be stored at least 15 feet away from flames and ignition sources.

  • A fire extinguisher should be visible and easily accessible near open flames.

  • Direct flames on the playa surface are strictly prohibited.

  • All flame effects (combustion to produce effects before an audience) require operator knowledge of NFPA 160 Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience, and requires registration and approval from the Everywhen Project prior to any display.

Approved Fuels for Fire

  • Firewood, Propane, Butane, White Gas (Coleman Fuel), Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethanol, Kerosene, Paraffin Oil.

Campfires & Cooking Stoves

  • Must be contained within a designated fire pit, camp stove, or similar structure, elevated at least 6 inches off the ground.

  • Campfires must be at least 15 feet away from sleeping areas and fuel containers.

  • Propane campfires should maintain a minimum 10-foot distance between the tank and the fire.

  • Campfires must be fully extinguished when unattended.

  • If embers are carried by the wind towards structures or flammable materials, the fire must be promptly extinguished.

Fire Performances

  • Performers must have a fire extinguisher or fire blanket readily accessible during their performance with a designated safety spotter.

  • Performances must be conducted at least 25 feet away from flammable materials.

  • Forbidden under windy conditions where wind may cause fire or embers to land on flammable surfaces.

  • Equipment used must be thoroughly inspected for safety before use.

Art Installations with Flame Effects

Mandatory pre-approval and inspection by EWP Operations. This includes:

  • Holding a walk-through demonstration of the flame effects

  • Showing the location of devices to be fired

  • Their controls and control sequence

  • Identifying the audience location

  • Showing safety perimeters around flame effects

  • Disclosing types of fuels to be used and their estimated consumption

  • Describing the fueling protocol, including fuel connection and liquid fuel filling procedure.

  • Demonstration of knowledge of NFPA 160 and adherence to fire safety measures.

  • Installation setup must prevent accidental ignition of surrounding areas.

  • Prevent any contamination of the soil and complete removal of any residue or damage to the playa (ground).

  • Compliance with federal, state, and local fire regulations.

  • Prominent display of EWP certification on all installations incorporating fire elements.

  • Operators of flame effects are required to be sober.

Safety Measures for Fire Art Installations

  • Fuel cut-off switch readily accessible.

  • Fire extinguishing equipment visible and easily accessible.

  • Fire elements either elevated above head height or securely contained within fire pits.

  • Minimum of 15 feet distance maintained between fire elements and attendees’ quarters.

  • Propane effects should maintain a minimum distance of at least 10 feet between the tank and the effect.

  • Regular inspections of installations for stability and safe operation.

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