Las Vegas, Nevada – Over the last several months, Insomniac has worked with numerous local and national security and safety organizations to create a safe and secure environment at this year’s 15th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 24-26, 2011.
“First of all, we will continue our strong ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy at this year’s event,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. “Anyone in possession of, or who attempts to purchase or sell illegal substances, will be turned over to law enforcement.” Rotella continues, “From our very first planning meetings we have worked closely with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Clark County Fire Department, University Medical Center, Medic West, CSC, Staff Pro, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and many others to develop a comprehensive security and safety plan to help ensure the safety of our fans to the utmost of our ability. We encourage all of our attendees to act like adults and take care of themselves and their friends to make sure everyone has a fun and safe time.”
“LVMPD has spent extensive time and effort in preparation for the Electric Daisy Carnival,” stated Lieutenant Jason Letkiewicz of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. “We, in conjunction with other public safety agencies, have developed and exercised a comprehensive plan that is designed to meet a variety of challenges. LVMPD will be staffing the event with a large number of officers, including units from the Mounted Patrol, Bicycle and Enduro officers, undercover narcotics detectives, narcotics trained K-9 units, uniformed officers, Homeland Security Bureau officers, and intelligence support from the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center.”
“Insomniac has fulfilled their responsibility to financially support the entire cost of public safety resources for the Electric Daisy Carnival,” added Lieutenant Letkiewicz. “Taxpayers will not carry any financial burden for this event.”
Among other safety and security steps being taken for the three-day festival, which is expected to draw more than 200,000 visitors:
· A state-of-the-art identification screening process to ensure all attendees are 18 or over, along with a multi-stage search process to ensure only approved items are allowed in the festival.
· Las Vegas Metro Police officers will monitor the festival, along with undercover narcotics officers and more than 1000 private security personnel.
· Clark County Fire Department and LVMS Medical Director Dr. Dale Carrisson, DO, MS, FACEP, FACOEP, will oversee medical staff, which will be on-site to assist with any health concerns including physicians, nurses, and beds for treatment each day. The tents will be clearly identifiable
· Festival-goers are encouraged to utilize the EDC’s shuttle system for rides to and from the event.
To prepare attendees for the Las Vegas weather:
· Insomniac is regularly updating fans via the Electric Daisy Carnival Web site on the importance and practice of staying hydrated before, during and after the festival. There will be 96 water stations, able to fill containers and water bottles in less than three seconds.
· Five cooling zones, a 140-by-300-foot misting tent, and artwork with water features will be accessible throughout the grounds to control the temperature and offer air-conditioned locations for all attendees.
· Hours of the festival are 8 p.m. – sunrise
Insomniac remains dedicated to its fans by collaborating with the premier safety and medical organizations in the nation in order to create a successful event for all. The organization encourages personal responsibility and looks forward to providing three nights of music, art, and the full festival experience of Electric Daisy Carnival.