by By Jonathan Vatner | October 30, 2009

First-aid kit

Sylvia Wildfire, a medic who oversees safety at large events and awards ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles (805-807-2517;, notices that attendees often unknowingly create hazards after the event has started. What to look out for: people saving seats by leaning chairs toward the table (the exposed legs can injure someone walking by), and purses and event materials left under chairs, which also can cause passersby to take a fall.