At Line of Fire, safety comes
first. Before anyone walks onto the field to play a game, they must be
given a detailed safety briefing and explanation of rules by a
qualified referee. While inside the safe areas (the main building and
the observation booth,) players
put a barrel sock on the barrel of their gun (barrel plugs are no longer allowed). Players who fail to do
this will have a piece of pink tape tied to their facemask by a
referee. The player will then be warned and forced to sit out (1) game.
The same happens if a player removes their facemask outside of the
safe areas. The pink tape is to remind the player not to repeat the
offense. If a referee observes a player repeating either of these offenses, he will be asked to turn in any
rental equipment he may be using and leave the field. Before the
players are allowed on the field, their marker must be chronographed.
This involves firing three shots over a radar speed detector to check
the velocity at which the marker is firing. Line of Fire's maximum
field speed is 265 feet per second. This helps to ensure a fun-filled
day for all of the players including any younger players. Referees are
constantly observing all games to assure that all players abide by set
rules and that everyone has a good time.