American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference

Austin Convention Center

Saturday, July 15 - Tuesday, July 18

The deadline to order for this Show has already expired

Fire Regulations

The information contained in this brief outline does not by any means completely cover the ordinance and regulations contained in the Austin Fire Code, but it does provide the basic rules governing exhibits in any building open to the public. The exhibit coordinator is responsible for making sure all regulations are followed and that prior approval for the exhibit is obtained. Individual exhibitors are additionally responsible for the items which are in italics. Remember, the fire codes for Austin may be different from other cities, and exhibitors will be responsible for complying with the Austin Fire Codes. We will take reasonable steps to insure that you are allowed to display your products effectively, as long as it does not create a fire safety hazard to yourself, other exhibitors, or people attending the exhibit.

  1. Floor plans for all show must be approved by the Fire Marshal's Office 10 days prior to the event, and be displayed on site.
  2. The decorative and construction materials must be non-combustible or flameproofed.
  3. All exit doors and aisles serving any occupied area of the building must remain obstructed.
  4. All curtains, drapes or decorations must be non-combustible or flameproofed.
  5. Any merchandise or material attached to drapes or table skirts must be non-combustible or flameproofed.
  6. Automotive vehicles and equipment may be displayed if:
    1. There is not more than 5 gallons of fuel or 1/4 the capacity of the fuel tank, whichever is less.
    2. Fuel tanks are locked, and all portable tanks removed. For cars in which the gas cap cover can only be unlatched from inside the vehicle, locking the car will be sufficient.
    3. Battery cables are disconnected.
    4. Ignition keys are removed and at display location.
    5. Vehicle operation is limited to brief parade-type displays specifically approved by the Fire Marshal.
  7. The following items may not be used without written approval by the Fire Marshal:
    1. Display or storage of LPG.
    2. Flammable or combustible liquids.
    3. Flammable gas.
    4. Straw, sawdust or shavings.
    5. Welding or cutting equipment for demonstration purposes.
    6. Gas-fired appliances for demonstration purposes.
    7. Salamander stoves for demonstration purposes.
    8. Lit Candles or lanterns for demonstration purposes.
    9. Compressed gas cylinder, if approved, must be firmly secured in an upright position.
    10. Any cooking or heat-producing device.
  8. The storage if combustible shipping containers must be confined to the areas approved by the Fire Marshal.
  9. The use of open flames, burning or smoke-emitting materials as part of an act, display or show is prohibited unless prior written approval is received.
  10. Combustible waste is to be collected as it accumulates and be stored in non-combustible covered containers, which are emptied at least once a day.
  11. Electrical equipment must be installed, operated and maintained in a manner which does not create a hazard to life or property.

Austin Fire Department
517 S. Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, TX 78741-1902