More than 3,000 people were told to go home Saturday night after the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office ordered the work stoppage because organizers didn’t have the proper permits.
The Baywatch Weekend festival, held at Connorvale Road and Aldine Westfield, had no known crowd control, contingency plans or safety procedures, according to the HCFMO.
“It is imperative that event organizers submit the appropriate application and documentation detailing safety procedures for review by the HCFMO,” said Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen.
According to the HCFMO, the organizers have not submitted any permits for Sunday.
“There are no known crowd control contingency plans for the event and it is unknown what safety precautions were in place. Without obtaining a permit and providing the appropriate information, Harris County cannot ensure that the event and the organizers have met all of the safety elements for those attending these major events,” said Christensen.
Information on special event permits and the requirements can be found in the Harris County Fire Marshal’s website.
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