The Santa Monica Fire Department would like remind drinking and dining establishments to be responsible regarding overcrowding during the high profile holiday of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.
A few reminders:
* An establishment’s occupancy load is limited to the posted occupancy load sign issued by the Santa Monica Fire Department.
* Maintain egress paths.
* Keep exits doors unobstructed.
* Monitor your occupancy load. The best way to do this is to have two door monitors with hand-held counters. One is responsible for counting guests entering, and one responsible for guest exiting. Remember this is required as part of the Santa Monica Fire Department occupancy regulations.
* Please have a safe and happy holiday.
If you have questions, please contact the Santa Monica Fire Department Fire Prevention Office, 310.458.8915.