ASSP Los Angeles Chapter Course

  • March 7, 2023 - March 8, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Topic Film Production Fire & Life Safety

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the principles and procedures of how to manage Fire and Life Safety on production location and on set/stage
  • Apply basic fire and life safety laws, codes and standards when working on productions
  • Explain the basics of fire and life safety best practices on productions

Ramiro A. Rodriguez, Principal, RR Consulting, Training, & Safety, LLC

Ramiro is a thirty-two (32) year career California fire service professional and has worked for CAL FIRE/Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for the past twenty-two (22) years. During his tenure with the OSFM he has served in the Fire Life/Safety Division, State Fire Training Division, Arson Bomb Investigation Unit, and is the former Motion Picture & Entertainment Safety Program Coordinator within the Fire Engineering & Investigations Division. Ramiro served as the Chair of the California State Fire Marshal, Special Effects Advisory Committee, and General Fireworks Advisory Committee, while serving as the departmental liaison with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, the fire service and the entertainment industry guilds, association and commissions on fire and life safety issues and concerns.

Ramiro is a fireworks, proximate pyrotechnics, and pyrotechnic special effects explosives specialist who provides a leadership role in training and educating the California fire service in Outdoor Aerial Public Display Fireworks, Proximate Audience Pyrotechnics and Motion Picture/Television – Fire Safety Officer, California State Fire Marshal, State Fire Training accredited courses as the primary lead instructor. He also serves as lead investigator on incidents that involve pyrotechnic special effects, coordinates, collaborates and investigates such efforts with federal, state, and local enforcement agencies on incidents that involve emergency response, accidents, injury, death, and property loss in connection with film and television production. Ramiro is currently the Chair of the Safety Advisory for Fire & FX in Entertainment (SAFFE) Committee. Nominated and awarded “State Public Employee of the Year” in 2017 by the Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) at the California On Locations Awards (COLA’s) in Beverly Hills.

Luis Nevarez, Retired Fire Chief

Learning Format

  • Day 1 In-class (5-8 hours) Lecture + 10 min break per hour
    • 8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast
    • 12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch
  • Day 2
    • 8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast
    • Stage Walks (checklist) (2-4 hours)
    • The Fire Inspector
    • F-Occupancies, Fire Inspector’s Guide
    • Studios and Warehouses
  • 12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch
  • Group Exercise with Case Studies (4 hours)
    • Stunts/Body burn – Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
    • Emergency Exit and Egress – The Station Nightclub
    • 3:30 – 5:00pm Social (optional)


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email Including:

  1. Physical address – Hollywood
  2. Learning topics
  3. Parking Pass
  4. Security clearance
  5. Additional Information
Tickets Price Qty
Admissionshow details + $125.00 (USD)