Missouri Division of Fire Safety

This work product was gathered by Saferparks as a public service. It is believed accurate when published, but there are regular changes in this information. Last 50-state update: September 16, 2008
Agency Information


Regulation Type:

Government officials investigate accidents, but do not inspect rides

Rides/devices regulated under this authority:

  • Rides at large theme parks
  • Rides at smaller parks
  • Rides at fairs and traveling carnivals
  • Inflatables at carnivals and parks
  • Inflatables - private rentals
  • Go-Karts
  • Bungees
  • Waterslides

Special Conditions:

State regulation of inflatables is limited to inflatable slides over 20 feet high and inflatable rock climbing walls over 10 feet high. Rides operated in St. Louis County are subject to more stringent regulations including inspections at each setup.
Regulations Pertaining to Accidents

General categories of accident reporting required for regulated devices:

  • Severe injuries
  • Injuries treated by a physician
  • Injuries requiring on-site first aid
  • Major equipment damage

Reporting Criteria:

Accidents resulting in death, injury requiring admission to hospital, or 3 persons injured and transported to hospital for treatment must be reported immediately.

Procedure/Authority for Investigating Accidents:

Investigative authority is granted to ride owner's subcontractor/Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

Records Provided to Saferparks:

Accident investigation reports from 2005-2007. Click here to view records