Liberti, founder and CEO at Orlando-based Fun Crew USA, has earned Level 1 ride inspector certification from NAARSO (National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials). The NAARSO ride inspector certification signifies that a person has achieved a high level of knowledge and skills about amusement ride operations and mechanics.
Information covered in the certification process ranges from the history of amusement rides to the cutting-edge technology used today. Earning the certification requires understanding issues such as mechanical force, tensile strength of bolts, electrical connections, electrical grounding, safety restraints, blocking, ride signage and more.
“Studying to earn the NAARSO ride inspector certification was difficult but worth every minute, ” said Liberti, who has overseen Fun Crew USA for more than two decades. “I think what we offer at Fun Crew USA – the chance for people to relax and have fun – is needed now more than ever. I want to provide that to people in the best way possible, and that includes not only providing great entertainment rentals, but also ensuring safety.”
Fun Crew USA works with clients across Florida and the Southeast, and as far away as Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico and Arizona. Fun Crew USA works with special events at resorts, military bases, church and community associations, company picnics and park and recreational activities. Clients include Walt Disney Resorts, Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Hilton Properties, Orlando Magic (NBA), Florida State University, University of Florida, Patrick Space Force Base, Eglin AFB, Naval air stations, and Darden restaurants.
About Fun Crew USA
One of the premiere entertainment rental companies in Florida and the Southeastern United States, Fun Crew USA has been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. With a wide variety of thrill rides, carnival games, inflatable slides and bounce houses, Fun Crew USA works with clients that range from big birthday parties to college events, church fundraisers, community festivals and corporate parties. The main objective at Fun Crew USA is to provide the highest quality professional service and entertainment equipment rentals to clients in Florida and across the nation. Fun Crew USA has earned a reputation for great entertainment attractions and safety by planning and managing events the “right way.”
Formed in 1987 by a group consisting mostly of state amusement ride inspectors, NAARSO awarded 4,355 certifications since its creation. NAARSO focuses on educating professionals in the entertainment rental and amusement park industries on the latest, best practices for ride safety.
Liberti said the organization has had a strong influence on the industry, which he has worked in since the mid-1990s. He said that earning the certification, in addition to adding to his knowledge on ride safety, also allows him to meet new criteria in Florida expected in the coming years for operating entertainment rental companies.
Liberti said he plans to continue his education on the latest ride safety technology through NAARSO and hopes to achieve a position of influence in the industry. His goal is not only to elevate Fun Crew USA, but also to help provide support and guidance to others in the entertainment rental industry.