Momentom Collective take fire safety very seriously and we only light up with professional artisans on hand and a designated fire safety lead with fire safety blanket.
It is your sole responsibility to seek adequate information and education to spin fire. Momentom Collective recommends that you seek appropriate information and education about your fire tools, the environment that you spin in, the fuel that you use, and the existing fire laws in your area.
Tools should be inspected before and after each burn. Inspect the wicks to be sure that they are stable still and will not fall off during the next burn. Inspect any bolts, chains or any parts that can possibly disconnect or break due to repeated burning. Tools should always be stored with no remaining fuel on them in an enclosed container somewhere that they can’t be damaged while not in use.
Fire should be spun only in an appropriate location on a non-flammable surface (ie not on carpet or dry grass). Always be aware of objects over head. Be certain to be at least 10’ or 2 1/3 m away from people and at least 50’ or 16 2/3 m away from any flammable liquids or the fueling station.
Momentom Collective recommends only using 3 fuels:
1. White gas: White gas burns the brightest and the hottest out of the 3 fuels that we recommend. it is highly flammable, burns the fastest, and will ignite in the form of a puddle. When doing a spin out with white fuel it makes the least mess out of the 3 fuels that we recommend. the fuel burns fast enough to not leave any residue on the floor when you spin out, thus not leaving a slippery mess on the floor. Out of the 3 fuels that we recommend, this fuel has the biggest flame and the least amount of soot and smoke.
2. Kerosene: This fuel we have found is the easiest fuel to find internationally. Although it is extremely smoky and produces the most soot of the 3 fuels, it is also the cheapest. It has a medium size flame, burns very slowly, and has a medium temperature. When spinning out this fuel leaves a trail of slippery fuel residue on the floor that can potentially be hazardous to perform on.
3 .Ultra Pure Paraffin Lamp Oil: UPPLO will not ignite unless it is on a wick or is sprayed in the form of a mist as you would breathing fire. This fuel is the least bright burning of the 3 and also burns the longest. It has the smallest flame size and is the coolest burning of the 3. This is the only fuel source that Momentom Collective recommends for fire breathing!
FUEL STATION SAFETY
Fueling station should be at least 50’ or 16 2/3 meters away from the fire ring or spinning area. Lids should be reapplied to all fuel cans and dip buckets before the spinner walks away from the station. No smoking or open flames within 15’ or 3 meters of the fueling station. there should always be a light illuminating the station at all times. There should always be a funnel, a dip can with a lid, and a light source in your fuel station kit.
When spinning fire you should always have a designated fire safety person. This person is responsible for watching the spinner throughout their entire spin. The safety should be equipped with a fire safety blanket, (a non-synthetic blanket) a fire extinguisher, and a bucket of water. The fire safety person is responsible for making sure that the spinner’s clothing does not catch on fire during their spin. Occasionally the clothing of the spinner will get a bit of flame transferred onto it from a freshly-fuelled wick. The safety person is responsible for counting to seven when this occurs and if the flame does not go out by it self then the safety person is in charge of cueing the spinner that he/she is on fire by saying the word orange. This alerts the spinner that they are on fire without alarming others around. The safety may also take other measures by coming and putting the flame out with the fire safety blanket.
The second duty of the fire safety is to put out the spinners props of they finish their routine before their props are done burning. The spinner may drop the prop causing something else to catch on fire, which is also a responsibility of the fire safety person to put out. The spinner may be using numerous props during a routine entailing the safety to put out props for the spinner upon request. The fire safety should be at a minimum of 50’ or 16 2/3 meters away from the fueling station.