FB-FAST Fire Guardians

The Fire Guardians watch the fire left after the the Effigy burn on Saturday night and the Temple burn on Sunday night to ensure the safety of everyone, and that the fire does not spread.

What we do

Freezer Burn is very fortunate to have a location that allows us to Burn Big art like our Effigy and our Temple. But to do this safely, we need volunteers that are willing to sit with the fire after each burn. They ensure participants stay safe around the fire after perimeter drops, and make sure that the fire does not spread by coordinating with FAST-RIT to put out the fire if anything happens. Without Fire Guardians the fire from the burn has to be extinguished instead of glowing through the night.

Team Dynamics

Number of Volunteers

2-4 per shift

Shift Length

4 hours

Pre-Event Tasks

  • Recruiting and communicating with volunteers for perimeter (Leads)
  • Working with volunteers to educate on protocol (Leads)
  • Communication with FB-FAST Lead (Leads)

Event Tasks

  • Be at the briefing meeting hosted by the Ignition Lead or FB-FAST Lead (Leads & Volunteers)
  • Confirm all volunteers are wearing appropriate attire, for example no synthetic fibres (Leads)
  • Position volunteers around perimeter (Leads)
  • Follow the instructions of the other FAST leads (Leads & Volunteers)

Post-Event Tasks

  • Communicate with FB-FAST Lead successes and challenges prior to August 1st (Leads & Volunteers)
  • Write an AfterBurn report (Leads)

Recommended Training


No synthetic fibres.

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