|Document Title||Crowd Manager Plan|
|Office/Unit||Environmental Health & Safety|
April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017
In compliance with International Fire Code Section 403.12.3 The State University of New York at Fredonia will implement the following Crowd Manager Plan for all events and gatherings exceeding 1,000 persons and for smaller events where deemed appropriate by the fire code official. The 1,000 person threshold shall include both audience and performers.
Crowd Control – The act of restricting crowd movement, at times by means of barricades, and working to manage crowd behavior. Addressing unruly individuals and other security concerns.
Crowd Management – The act of assisting individuals within a crowd in the case of emergency. Working to aid movement. Crowd Manager – An individual tasked with performing duties outlined in this plan.
Event Coordinator – The individual planning the event at which crowd managers will be required. This person is responsible for contacting the Program Leader to arrange crowd managers.
Lead Crowd Manager – The crowd manager tasked with coordinating all crowd managers at a given event. This person should be faculty or staff, not a student, for significant events such as commencement.
Means of Egress – A continuous and unobstructed path of vertical and horizontal egress travel from any occupied portion of a building or structure to a public way.
Program Leader – The individual responsible for implementing the program and fulfilling the daily responsibilities of the program including coordinating appropriate training certification, assigning crowd managers to event leaders, maintaining a current list of available crowd managers, coordinating necessary purchases of materials, conducting after action reviews as necessary, etc.
Public Way – A street, alley or other parcel of land open to the outside air leading to a street.
Program Leader – Chief of University Police (x3333), Director of Environmental Health & Safety & Sustainability (x3796)
Lead Crowd Manager – Fire Systems Coordinator, Environmental Health & Safety & Sustainability (x3796)
Crowd Manager Requirements
Crowd Managers are required by code to be trained. All individuals who wish to act as a crowd manager must complete the Crowd Manager Training prior to participating in the program. Crowd Managers should always be professional in appearance and demeanor and possess the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Students may be utilized as crowd managers.
Crowd Manager Responsibilities
Methods of Fulfilling Responsibilities
Crowd Manager Checklist