The Santa Monica Fire Department is reminding drinking and dining establishments to be responsible regarding overcrowding on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th.

Firefighters are pointing out that:

– These establishments’ occupancy load is limited to the posted occupancy load sign issued by the Santa Monica Fire Department.

– These businesses should monitor occupancy load by having two door monitors with hand-held counters. One monitor should be responsible for counting guests entering and the other for guests who are leaving. This is a required part of the Santa Monica Fire Department occupancy regulations.

– Egress paths must be maintaied.

– Exit doors must be unobstructed.

Information, Santa Monica Fire Department Fire Prevention Office, (310) 458-8915.