When is a Fire Watch Required?

A Fire Watch may be required by the Moscone Center Fire Marshals for any of the following conditions:

  • More than 500 Sq. Ft. of covered space within the facility
  • Pyrotechnics (Moscone North & South only, not permitted in Moscone West)
  • Special exceptions to standard equipment, materials or floor plans (Must have written permission in advance)
  • Events at or over posted capacity (Must have written permission in advance)


The Moscone Fire Marshals reserve the right to institute a Fire Watch for additional event activities at their discretion.