OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FirePoise are very flexible and will wait for a reasonable amount of time for a break in the weather (we have rarely been rained off completely). However, outdoor fire performance should be considered in a similar way to fireworks, so in the event of heavy rain or strong winds (where the performance would be unsafe), we would not be able to perform.
Yes, we can. All FirePoise performers are covered by full public liability insurance which covers us for indoor fire performance. However, this is subject to the venue (smoke detectors/heat sensors may have to be isolated with the venue's permission). The area should have a ceiling clearance of at least four metres, with no overhanging obstructions. There should be a clear performance space, with no through traffic. We often carry out a site survey before an indoor show.
Safety is the top priority for FirePoise performers. All props are checked carefully before the show, routines are rehearsed thoroughly and the performance space is checked for trip hazards. All fuels are stored safely away and for each FirePoise performance, we bring a fire technician - who looks after and prepares our props during the show. A fire blanket and fire extinguisher is present at all performances.
FirePoise are a professional fire performance group and we are very proud of our perfect safety record... this has been made possible to a large extent because we always supply a fire safety technician to look after the safety of the audience and performers and to take care of the fire props and fuel. Fire dancing is very different to fire juggling - there is considerably more fire involved which regularly travels behind the back of the performer... Any fire performer you hire to attend your event should consider safety their top priority and we can do our best to ensure this by bringing our own safety crew. Having our safety crew at each show is also a requirement of our Equity insurance policy.
The cost of a fire performance varies greatly depending on the number of performers, complexity of the show and distance required to travel. Please contact Clare via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your idea.
We are asked every week to perform for free for a charity event. While we would love to support every charity that contacts us, it would just be impossible to do so. As a result, we have chosen two charities, Macmillan (www.macmillan.org.uk) and Marie Curie (www.mariecurie.org.uk), who we continue to work with and support.
FirePoise are based just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland, so travel within the Greater Belfast area is included in the price. Anything outside this will incur an extra charge to cover petrol costs. In addition, if the performance is a considerable distance from our base, we may require accommodation to be provided.
The standard time for an outdoor choreographed fire show is just over 20 minutes. We find this is the best amount of time to really wow the audience. An indoor fire performance can last between five and ten minutes. However, for meet and greets and nightclub performances, we can perform 'freestyle' for much longer.
Yes, all FirePoise performers are covered by full public liability insurance, specific to fire performance. Performers also carry child protection training and all performers are proud to be members of Equity. Risk assessments specific to the event will be provided on confirmation of the booking.
No, FirePoise is not an agency - we specialise in providing fire performers. The other acts listed on this site are among the best performers operating in Ireland today and we are delighted to have worked with many of them in the past. If you wish to hire them alongside a fire performance, we will look after the booking. However, if you do not wish to hire a fire performer, then I will pass on your details to the act you are interested in.
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