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KUSA - While most of us are watching the Denver Broncos play in the Super Bowl, Denver firefighters and other agencies will be working to keep you safe.

On Sunday, firefighters and other public safety agencies will be conducting random inspections at area bars and restaurants.
"This weekend basically promises to be a very busy time for local bars and restaurants, and we want everyone to go out and have a good time. But we also want them to be safe," Mark Watson, with the Denver Fire Department, said.

One thing they'll be looking for is overcrowding. It can be dangerous, especially if there's an emergency and customers need to leave quickly.

"Take a look around, make sure your exits are clear, your doorways are clear there's no obstructions in the aisles. And if you have a concern let the manager know," Watson said.

Bars and restaurants are required to keep an accurate count of the number of patrons inside to make sure they're not over their maximum occupancy. Anyone who does go over that number could be cited.
"The citation can be leveled on each person that they're above that occupancy load. So if you're occupancy is 1,000 and you've got 1,500 people in there - then each one of those 500 people, you can get a citation for each person," Watson said.

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