Telgian expert Warren Burns, Regional Practice Leader of Fire Protection Engineering, just authored an article in the NFPA Journal on new technologies that can pose a threat to audience safety, including brighter and louder performance design, which defeat audible and visual notification of the audience. Emerging technologies appear to be headed in the same direction. Drawing today’s crowd to a live event requires ever-increasing technology, not all of which is conducive to audience safety.
It is up to us, the Fire and Life Safety professionals, to impress upon the production and performing staff that incorporating safety into their performance is not only required, but can actually add to the event’s attraction. Loud, bright and safe to not need to be mutually exclusive. Read the article, titled “Sensory Overload” to learn more.