Feel free to discuss and ask anything about Fire safety and the company that guards our outside parameters.
I hereby set the final rules for using a gas cooker while kiezburn, given that we end up with the expexted fire hazard level of 4 or 5.
-The gas cooker need to have a stable standing itself. A lot of the more simple versions are shaped like a tower, together with a pot of food, this will be to wobbly and likely to tip over. Those won´t be allowed.
-It needs to be on a normal height table (to have it far from the ground) that has a stable standing (no clumsy hippie can tip it over).
-A valid fireextinguisher needs to stand next to it. It needs to have at least 6l and must be placed visible and easible accessible. If you don't get a new one for 2021, please make sure that they are still valid (usually 2 years)
All those requirements will be checked and enforced.
Kieze (registered theme camps) register with the org and have a fixed site placement before the event. This facilitates the Safety Lead and Fire Lead etc. to easily follow the map to each Kiez to verify the safety of their kitchen setup and check each one off of a list. Additionally, the Fire Department has requested that the org put 1000L of non-drinking water in containers within reach of a standard sized fire hose of every kitchen or fire usage, which is logistically feasible and easy for the org to optimize for Kieze because because we know where they will be.
For free campers, this situation is quite different because typically the org has little to no insight into who and what is going on in the free campers area. If you are a free camper and you intend to build a kitchen on-site according to the rules above, please also consider these differences between free campers and Kieze, and how that impacts your safety and the safety of the event, as well as the additional responsibility it adds to the org. We will potentially have up to 400 free campers this year at Kiez Burn, which is a lot of people and a huge safety concern. You are encouraged, for instance, to reach out to the Fire Lead @Purzel and discuss your fire/safety plans with him. It would be good to reach out to the Safety Lead who will be doing the kitchen checks and maybe schedule a time or otherwise organize with them a way for them to come and verify the safety of your kitchen. It might be good to check with the Site Planning Lead @Cairn (Clément) to know where critical resources will be placed (like these 1000L water containers) so that you can at least try to build your kitchen in close proximity to them. Please keep in mind that Kiez Burn is not like commercial festivals where a central org plans and prepares all the necessary infrastructure and simply communicates to the participants where these resources are available. Instead the baseline expectation is that all participants are co-creators of the event and we all participate together in making the event happen, which means both making it fun and making it safe!