Current fire codes require crowd managers be on hand for large sporting events, concerts, and similar gatherings.

International Code Council Offering Updated Crowd Manager Training

The International Fire Code requires a trained crowd manager to be present at an event with 1,000 or more people and one crowd manager per 250 attendees.

The International Code Council announced that an updated version of its Crowd Manager training, first offered three years ago, is now available. THe training teaches event staff how to respond and act when a disaster occurs at sporting events, concerts, state fairs, nightclubs, other events where a large crowds are expected. The International Fire Code (IFC) requires a trained crowd manager to be present at an event with 1,000 or more people and one crowd manager per 250 attendees, according to ICC, which said Crowd Manager training is required by all national fire codes at public assemblies.

The two-hour online course meets the requirements of the IFC, the National Fire Protection Association 101 Life Safety Code, and the NFPA 1 Fire Code and it is compatible with most modern communications devices.

The course explains how to properly evacuate an event, when to implement a protect-in-place plan, what to look for before an event begins, and how to manage both indoor and outdoor events.

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