Fire Regulations


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Smoking is prohibited in all facilities at the Bell County EXPO! Center

The Expo is subject to City of Belton Fire Codes which are based on National Fire Protection Association Codes and International Fire Codes. The City of Belton Fire Marshall, or his appointed agent, shall have full and unhampered access to all Bell County Expo Center facilities for the purposes of inspection.

The Bell County Expo Center reserves the right to impose additional regulations as may be deemed prudent by the Bell County Expo Center Director to ensure safety.

A brief synopsis of pertinent regulations follows:

Access to exits and fire equipment

All fire exits and aisles to these must be clear and unobstructed at all times.

All fire extinguisher boxes, fire department valves and fire alarm pull stations must be clearly visible and unobstructed at all times.


Candles, lamps and other decorations with a flame are permitted only if the flame is in a protective device such as a globe, hurricane glass or votive-type holder. No exposed flame will be permitted.

Any decoration adjacent to a flame may not extend above the protective device so that it is exposed to the flame or radiant heat.

Certain plastics such as foams, films and shredded plastics may not be permitted because of their flammability. Expo staff should be consulted before any extensive application of plastics is planned….

Vehicles in buildings

For any motor vehicle to be parked inside the Expo during occupancy, the following conditions must be met:

Fuel tanks shall not be more than ¼ full.

Fuel caps shall be taped shut or fitted with a locking cap.

Batteries must be disconnected and leads taped.

Electrical cords

Temporary electrical cords (extension cords) must be electrically grounded, adequately sized and in good repair. The Lessee or Lessee’s vendor must tape down or otherwise secure any of his cords which cross an aisle or pedestrian walkway so as not to create a tripping hazard.

Butane, propane, acetylene and other flammable gases are strictly prohibited in all Expo buildings.