Amusement Professionals

Members of the amusement rental and family entertainment center (FEC) industries find representation in the Event Planners Association. Our amusement members own and operate inflatable jumping houses and slides, bungee trampolines, rock climbing rentals, mechanical bulls, trackless trains, carnival rental games, concession rentals, family entertainment centers, etc.


Since 2005, the EPA has stepped in to assist in the core issues surrounding these growing industries. Safe operations, affordable insurance and industry regulations continue to be primary concerns for amusement rental companies and FECs. While each concern is an entity unto itself, they are all interdependent, with each affecting the others. Safe operations lead to lower special liability insurance rates and those good risk management practices in turn lead to better regulatory requirements. The Event Planners Association has taken a role in each of the three major areas of concern for these rental inflatables and other amusement industries.


The Event Planners Association’s goals are to assist inflatable owner members with:


  • The most current safety standards and procedures
  • Safety training and certification
  • Proper rental agreements and liability waivers
  • Proper liability insurance
  • Industry regulations and legislation
  • Customer acquisition
  • Creating a network for exchanging industry “best practices”


Finding new customers remains a key objective for small business owners like rental inflatables business owners and carnival rental games business owners. The EPA is developing networking, educational and promotional opportunities for members to assist in this area.


Local chapters provide opportunities for round table discussions geared toward solving rock climbing rentals and other amusement industry challenges as well as the opportunity to form mutually beneficial relationships with others in the amusement and event industries. See Chapters for information on finding or forming a chapter in your area.


The EPA is also allocating its resources toward public education. We are helping the public understand amusement devices are safe when used within proper safety and operational guidelines. As the leading trade association for rock climbing rentals and other amusement device owner/operators, the EPA offers exclusive safety training and operational guidelines to minimize risk and insurance, should an accident happen. To date, approximately 99% of all EPA carnival rental games and other amusement members are insured and operating utilizing industry recognized safety guidelines. We want the public to know they can hire an EPA member with confidence!



Currently in development and coming soon:


  1. Additional educational opportunities geared toward building a strong, successful business.


Utilize the EPA business support system by becoming a member today!