Thank you for camping at Nowhere!
We have been very kindly given this beautiful land, on which to create Nowhere, please respect the land and the requirements below.
The local council has a few sensible health and safety requirements for all camps on site and will check that you comply with the following guidelines.
At the beginning of the event there will be a fire drill (during which all persons onsite will have to meet at the Meeting Point, marked on the placement map, and walk to the evacuation point, the Ermita de San Miguel) and an inspection by the Public Health and Safety Agencies! Our Malfare personnel (in high visibility vests) will indicate to you what to do. Please be helpful and help us secure our permits!
Health and Safety
- No camping is allowed on the perimeter road, nor outside of the camping area protected by lightning rods.
- Stay at least 100 meters away from any of the Barrancos (canyons), in case of flooding tents will get washed away!
- Generators must be placed at least 10 meters distance from the perimeter road and at least 20 meters from any vegetation and camping area.
- All generators must have at least one CO2 extinguisher nearby.
- All generators must have a grounded earth spike, and this grounding must be certified (our team will check on your groundings with a local electrician before the Governmental Inspection. Let us know if you need help with the grounding by contacting Production before the event. Please be ready!)
Gasoline and Gas Bottles
- All gasoline tanks and gas bottles must be adequately protected from the sun and far from all heat sources; all rubber components (hoses, connections) must be in good conditions, far away from heat sources (sun, kitchen) and protected from accidental and inappropriate manipulation.
- Gasoline must be stored at least 15 meters away from the generator and protected from the sun and any other heat source. Moreover, big tanks must be fenced off so to avoid accidental or inappropriate manipulation.
- All gasoline tanks and gas bottles must have the CE mark and be approved for this use.
Our technicians are required do a daily check of all fire installations and connections to make sure you meet the permit requirements and will pass the Governmental inspections.
- Every Barrio needs to have at least one extinguisher placed around the kitchen area (type ABC powder, 6kg) and a fire blanket.
- Every generator must have at least one Co2 extinguisher nearby and if you have a large electrical setup for your sound system we suggest you keep one there as well.
- If you are storing liquid fuels, such as petrol for a generator, we recommend you also have a Foam Fire Extinguisher.
- All extinguishers must be certified and reviewed each year by an authorized technician.
- You need to provide signage clearly indicating where the fire extinguishers can be found and they must be kept in the shade.
All metal structures such as geodesic-domes, containers, cabins and generators, as well as metal art pieces, are required to be attached to a grounded earth to protect them from the risk of lightning strike. Our team will check on your groundings with a local electrician before the Governmental Inspection. Let us know if you need help with the grounding by contacting Production before the event. Please be ready!
Sanitation and Prevention
- Showers: there must be at least one shower in every barrio, those with more than 120 people must have at least two (if you are free-camping, please contact our team for info on how the freecampers group organizes showers.)
- Water: there must be enough deposit to guarantee a minimum of 30 LT per person per day for hygienic use, which means
- Barrios up to 30 people: 1 cube
- Barrios up to 90 people: 3 cubes
- Barrios up to 120 people: 4 cubes
- Barrios up to 180 people: 6 cubes
Water must be checked daily and if it is not good for human consumption it must be marked as not safe for drinking.
- There must be a daily collection of all waste generated on site (garbage must be separated in plastic/cans, paper, organic, glass).
- From the 4th to the 9th of July, the only vehicles allowed to drive on site will be Emergency Vehicles (Ambulances, Police etc..) Art Cars and previously authorized services (water truck etc…). All participant vehicles must be parked in the Parking area; vehicles parked inside the event (Barrio areas or freecamp) won’t be allowed to leave site until the end of their stay at Nowhere. When first on site, you will be allowed to unload your vehicle at your camping area; to do so you must drive only on the perimeter road with a ground escort in front of the car, at a maximum speed of 10 km/h.
- In any case, no vehicle, apart emergency services, can drive onsite between Sundown (approx. 9pm) and Sunrise (approx. 7am). If you arrive at gate after Sundown, you will have to park your vehicle outside the gate and get it back the next morning.
There is an extreme risk of wildfire in all Spain during summer, and there is a National Fire Ban from the 15th of May to the 15th of October, which means NO FIRE ON SITE!
- No fireworks, fire torches or firecrackers
- Do not discard cigarette butts!!!
- Do not light barbecues, campfires or other fires (gas barbecues and gas camping stoves are okay, solid fuel of any kind is not).
- No kitchen or source of heat can be placed within the first 10 meters inside the perimeter.
- No playing with fire toys outside of the designated areas (Fire Arena) and times.
- At the end of the event, you are responsible for cleaning your Barrio’s area and camping site of all structures and building materials, garbage and recycling bins, and restore it to its natural initial state.
- Please do not cause alteration and destruction of the vegetation or intentionally cause harm, or disturb or disrupt wild animals in their habitat.
If you have any questions or clarifications please get in contact with production. Thank you for your cooperation!
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW, IN CASE OF NEED YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF FOR HAVING DONE IT!
The goal of any fire procedure is to:
- Call for help
- Move people away
- Move fuel away
- Extinguish the fire
In case of fire, a perimeter will be established to protect people and this perimeter will be grown as needed up to and including a full site evacuation. Any fuel filled item (gas bottles, gasoline) should be moved away / out of the path of a potential fire including moving vehicles and potentially flammable / combustible objects out of the way but do not in any circumstances obstruct - even temporarily - the access roads and especially don’t put yourself in danger!
Please always follow the instructions, Don’t be a hero, don’t become part of the problem!
If you spot a fire:
- Call for help, and ensure that people understand your need
- Move people away from the fire
- Move anything flammable (wood, tents, gasoline) away as much as you can
- Fight the fire up to your level of comfort.
- Expend no less than 2 extinguishers to combat the fire.
- Use dirt or water to continue to put out the fire.
In every case, Nowhere Site Lead will call the local fire department. Emergency 112 Sarinena (+34) 974 571 070 Huesca (+34) 974 220 000
There are two fire event types which would cause a rapid evacuation of the site.
- If a fire is onsite
- If a fire if offsite – but threatens the event and its participants
If the fire cannot be contained in the view of the Norg personnel (Malfare and Emergency Teams), then a site evacuation will be performed. The Malfare Shift Lead will be in charge of evacuation and may deviate from the protocols as the event unfolds. Please follow the instructions of people wearing high visibility vests and help them group all your camp mates. When the shit hits the fan the life of everyone depends on everyone!
WHEN YOU HEAR THE AIR-SIREN ALARM, GO QUICKLY TO THE MEETING POINT (near Malfare) LEAVING YOUR BELONGINGS BEHIND. BE READY TO WALK TO THE EVACUATION POINT (Ermita de San Miguel, unless differently instructed by Malfare personnel.)
All persons on site MUST evacuate as directed by the Malfare Shift Lead and Malfare personnel (in high visibility vests), via the designated routes.
- DISABLED PEOPLE shall be collected and taken to the EVACUATION POINT. Own vehicles may be used for these purposes. You may continue to transport to off site. Ensure to stop at the gate and give them a list of who was moved off site.
- RED CROSS shall decide on the condition of those in their care to transport themselves, or if they need site vehicle/ambulance transport.
- ADDLED PARTICIPANTS should be escorted by friends or in their absence by those prepared to use strength and persuasion to get them off the site.
- BARRIO LEADS shall ensure their camp mates are all accounted for, especially within tents.
- PARENTS shall be responsible for their children.
Evacuation to Town
If the conditions require it, the Local Governmental Agencies could declare a state of emergency, which will mean an evacuation of all persons on site to the nearest facilities in the towns of Sarinena and Castejon de Monegros. If this is necessary, please follow the indications of people in high visibility vests (and of the Fire Brigade of course!), don’t try to get back to your tent to grab your belongings and Don’t be a hero! Don’t become part of the problem!
Return to Site
Once the threat has been neutralized/contained, and in the view of the Malfare and Site Personnel, and, if applicable, officials from the municipality and elsewhere, it is safe to return to the site, a team from the Nowhere organization and Emergency Services will visit the site and assess the conditions; if it’s deemed safe, all participants will be allowed back onsite, returning in an orderly fashion.
Nowhere Fire Drill!
At the beginning of our event, WE WILL HAVE A FIRE DRILL! We do it every year, it’s kind of our thing (well, we have to do it, but it became a Nowhere ‘must be’). It is very important that we perform well, as the local agencies are there and our permit also depends on this! Please collaborate with all personnel in high visibility vests, and help us secure our permit! Below is a quick overview on what will happen during the fire drill and what EVERY PERSON ON SITE is required to do.
Thank you for your cooperation!!
Fire Drill Plan for July 2017: A structure will be simulated to be on fire. This fire will not be containable based on the initial attack, and will lead to a site wide evacuation.
- A Tent will be set up to simulate a structure on fire
- Red and Yellow Streamers will be used to simulate the fire
- Fire Simulation Team will be briefed and will remain in MON until Drill begins
- Observers Team will be briefed and will remain in MON until Drill begins
- The Drill Master will commence the drill, the Fire Simulation Team waving the streamers
- The fire is observed and delcared and the appropriate protocol is put in place by the Malfare Team
- The fire will not be extinguishable, and an uncontrolled fire will be declared, leading to a site wide evacuation
- The Malfare Team will make sure every Barrio, and all free-camping areas, are empty, checking each and every tent (even if you are really tired or hungover they will wake you up, please just get up! In all fairness, we are letting you know with a good bit of advance!)
- People will be gathered at the Meeting Point (in front of Red Cross)
- People will be directed to the Ermita de San Miguel (TBC on the day)
- Fire attacked from two directions, using Dirt, CO2, Water, and extinguished
- Good firefighting techniques are used
End of the Drill:
- The Drill Master will receive confirmations of secure site from the Malfare Crew
- The Drill will be declared over and people allowed to go back to site