Crowd management training is offered in an effort to comply with state fire code. Individuals who successfully complete a crowd management training session are issued a 5-year license, which allows the Fire Marshal's Office to keep updated records of current crowd managers. This program has received national exposure and has also been demonstrated at past National Fire Protection Association world expositions. Currently, Rhode Island's program meets or exceeds all requirements outlined in the applicable 2015 NFPA Standards.
Crowd manager training is offered through the State Fire Marshal’s Office per the following sections of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2015 Edition:
The NFPA defines an Assembly Occupancy as:
The code encompases all assembly occupancies. If you are an owner or manager of an establishment and you do not currently hold a valid crowd manager license, someone from your business must be licensed. Crowd manager training is offered free of charge on a monthly basis. For a list of course offerings, visit our upcoming classes.
Please print the following documents and bring them with you to the training: