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Raycliff Manor
01-21-2008, 12:45 PM
The International Association of Haunted Attractions (I.A.H.A), together with Mobile Midway Safety Institute (MMSI), is proud to offer the haunted attraction industry’s first and only voluntary national safety certification program. The Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Seminar program (C.H.A.O.S.) consists of eight hours of safety training provided by professional speakers with a background in amusement safety and loss control inspection. At the conclusion of the training program, attendees will have the opportunity to take a certification test. Upon successful completion of the training & test, attendees will be issued a certification certificate as a Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Seminar graduate (C.H.A.O.S.).

C.H.A.O.S. is an ongoing safety education program. Topics scheduled to be covered in this year’s seminars include*: Fire & Panic in Haunted Houses and Attractions, Code Compliance – Life Safety 101, the Operation and Inspection of Seasonal, Temporary and Permanent Haunted Houses and Outdoor Walkthroughs, Loss Control Issues for Haunted Attractions, Pneumatic Prop Maintenance and Safety, and Safety Training for Actors and Support Staff. Additional topics will be included in future installments of C.H.A.O.S.

* Topics covered may vary slightly depending upon the location of the seminars.

The C.H.A.O.S. program will be held in conjunction with several haunted attraction industry tradeshows in 2008:

Saturday, March 15, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV (9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Immediately preceding TransWorld's Haunt & Attractions Show
March 16-19, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008 in Columbus, OH (9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Immediately preceding Midwest Haunters Convention
June 13-15, 2008


IAHA Members: $85, including lunch

Non-IAHA Members: $105, including lunch

There is also a $50 fee ($60 for non-members) if you wish to take the certification test. This fee can be paid by check at the seminar.


Register online at: http://www.iahaweb.com/event_registration.html

01-21-2008, 08:08 PM
Thanks for this info, this should be an excellent course. Any haunter in PA can tell you safety inspections are a huge deal.

01-24-2008, 01:49 PM
Taking this course would look good to your fire marshal too, I would bet.