Mission Statement

SAFFE is a professional partnership of the fire service and the entertainment industry that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information promoting safety and protecting life, the environment, and the property the industry works in.


We are a consortium of the fire service and entertainment industry acting as an ombudsman for fire service personnel, studio safety representatives, special effects operators, production representatives, venue management, and related organizations.
Our intent is to provide answers to the many recurring questions dealing with permit activites, special effects, fire effects, fire prevention, stunt activities and other related issues.

Through education, the varied and unique challenges of filming activities can be addressed with uniformity and consistency.

Motion picture, television and entertainment industry production activities can have a positive effect on a community and its economy – our goal is to further that objective.


Motion Picture Television Special FX House BurnSAFFE meetings are held quarterly at various locations in the Los Angeles area – usually at one of the major studios. Discussions involve addressing old business thoroughly, discussing new business such as recent accidents, experiences, ideas, new regulations/laws, and a roundtable session updating the forum on current production activities and how members are mitigating them.

General Meeting Agenda

  1. 0900 – Self introductions
  2. Administrative business
  3. State Fire Marshal update
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business
    1. Recent accidents review
    2. Pyrotechnic-involved stunts
  6. Scheduled Break
  7. Roundtable
  8. Presentation
  9. Adjournment

SAFFE Members

Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) – http://www.amptp.org/
Alliance of Special Effects & Pyrotechnics Operators (ASEPO) – http://www.asepo.org/
Blackstar Helicopters Inc. – http://www.blackstarhelicopters.com/
California Film Commission – http://www.film.ca.gov/
California State Fire Marshal – http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/
Firemans Fund IC – http://www.firemansfund.com/
North American Fire Arts Assoc. – http://www.nafaa.org/
Contract Services Administrative Trust Fund – http://www.csatf.org
United Fire Artists – http://www.unitedfireartists.org

Fire Departments
Burbank – http://www.ci.burbank.ca.us/index.aspx?page=147
Culver City – http://www.culvercity.org/Government/PublicSafety/Fire.aspx
Downey – http://downeyfiredepartment.org
Glendale – http://fire.ci.glendale.ca.us/
Long Beach – http://www.longbeach.gov/fire/default.asp
Los Angeles City – http://www.ci.la.ca.us/LAFD/
Los Angeles County – http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/
Manhattan Beach – http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=123
City of Orange – http://www.cityoforange.org/depts/fire/default.asp
Orange Fire Authority – http://www.cityoforange.org/depts/fire/default.asp
Santa Monica – http://www.santamonicafire.org/
Ventura County – http://fire.countyofventura.org/

20th Century Fox – http://www.foxstudios.com/
CBS – http://www.cbssc.com/
Disney – http://studioservices.go.com/disneystudios/index.html
MGM – http://www.mgm.com/
NBC Universal – http://universal.filmmakersdestination.com/
Paramount – http://www.paramountstudios.com/
Raleigh Manhattan Beach – http://www.raleighstudios.com/
Sony Pictures Entertainment – http://www.sonypicturesstudios.com/
Turner Broadcasting System – http://www.turnerstudios.com
Warner Brothers – http://www2.warnerbros.com/wbsf/

Other Members
Chapman University – http://ftv.chapman.edu/