Q: How do we get tickets this year?
A: We highly recommend buying tickets in advance for the 76th Fireman’s Ball. Based on last year’s attendance, we anticipate the event selling out prior to the evening of the Ball. In the event there are remaining tickets, these will be made available, first-come first-serve the evening of the event at the box-office. This year, tickets will be available online by clicking on the “Tickets’ menu above. You will have the option to print out your tickets at home, display them on your mobile device, or have paper tickets mailed to you via USPS. There will not be a will-call at the event, so please have your tickets in hand on September 4th.
Q: Why are there ticket surcharges?
A: The Fireman’s Ball partnered with Tandum this year to provide all of our ticketing services. These services include the secure online ordering system, credit card processing, tracking and accountability of orders, printing tickets and providing barcode scanners to our volunteers at the event. In return for these services, Tandum does add an additional charge to your online ticket order. We believe the added customer service, security and reliability of the Tandum system has been a good fit for our event this year.
Q: Can I buy tickets at Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Administration on Pearl Avenue?
A: No. The Fireman’s Ball is a production of the Jackson Firefighters Association, NOT Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. Staff at Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Administration do not have tickets for sale or information regarding the Fireman’s Ball. Please visit our contact page for instructions on getting in touch with us.
Q: Are Group Sales available for tickets?
A: Yes, for group or corporate orders (10 or more tickets), please contact James Powell. If your business is interested in sponsoring the Fireman’s Ball there are opportunities available that include tickets as part of the sponsor package.
Q: Can we buy tickets at the Fireman’s Ball?
A: If there are any tickets remaining they will be made available at the Venue on Saturday, September 4th at 5:45PM. The Box Office will be located outside of the Heritage Arena near the West Entrance. You will need to purchase your ticket then enter through the ticket holder entrance. These tickets will be first come first serve, limit 5 per person, CASH ONLY.
Q: Can we bring food or drinks into the Fireman’s Ball?
A: No outside food or beverages are allowed inside of the Heritage Arena during the Fireman’s Ball. Security will be checking backpacks and bags at the door. We have a wide range of drinks available including a full alcohol bar and cold beer. There are also local food vendors in the arena serving food all night!
Q: Are children allowed at the show?
A: Because our event caters to an adult crowd and serves alcohol, we are prohibited from allowing anyone under the age of 21 into the arena the night of the Ball. Please have you ID handy and hire a babysitter!
Q: What is the standard attire for the Ball?
A: We get this question a lot. When folks think of a ‘ball’, the mind conjures up images of gowns and tuxedos. That is not the case here in Jackson Hole. While there is no dress code for the Ball, cowboy hats, boots jean and dresses made for dancing are the standard attire.
Q: How do the auctions work?
A: Beginning at 6:00pm we will host a silent auction. This wraps up fairly quickly so come early if you are keen to bid! There is also a gun raffle that begins at 6:00pm. We will draw the winners of this raffle before music starts at 7:30pm. We encourage folks that bid on silent and live auction items to settle up the evening of the Ball, before the music starts. After the house lights go off for the show, it becomes difficult for us to handle auction transactions.
Q: If all of the firefighters are at the Ball, who’s protecting the county?
A: The Jackson Firefighters Association and Jackson Hole Fire/EMS ensure adequate staffing of firefighters and paramedics at Station 1 to respond to any emergency needs of the county. Firefighters working at the Fireman’s Ball are off-duty and volunteering their time for this event.