NAARSO bringing annual training seminar to Baton Rouge this month

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) will hold their annual training seminar in Baton Rouge beginning this month. 

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal announced that this will be the first time in NAARSO's 31 year history that the training seminar will be held in Louisiana. 

The training seminar will be held from Sunday, January 28 through Friday, February 2 at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Constitution Avenue in Baton Rouge.

Lieutenant Lorre Claiborne of the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal said "NAARSO is a non-profit organization dating back to the 80’s that offers resources for amusement industry professionals dedicated to the safety of the industry and its consumers. They are highly skilled inspectors that represent jurisdictional agencies, insurance companies, private consultants, federal government agencies as well as safety professionals from amusement facilities and traveling shows."

The Safety Forum will open on Sunday, January 28 with an orientation and opening session beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Lieutenant Claiborne said, Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser will address those in attendance.

Claiborne said, on Monday, January 29 through Friday, February 2, over 400 participants are expected from across the country to embark upon primary and secondary courses along with Levels I and II operations classes.

According to Lieutenant Claiborne, Samuel Haynes, Jr., the owner of Dixie Landin’ Amusement Park partnered with NAARSO to provide each attendee with hands on learning experiences by utilizing the parks amusement attractions as a training tool. 

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