Fireworks Trade Associations
American Pyrotechnics Association
Trade association for the fireworks industry. Represents many large and
small fireworks companies on the national level.
Pyrotechnics Guild International
The PGI is an excellent resource for the hobbyist pyrotechnician. The
PGI has a weeklong annual convention every year in August. Their
web site has many links to fireworks clubs throughout the United States.
National Fireworks Association
Individuals and companies dedicated to the safe use of fireworks.
An organization devoted to the preservation of fireworks as a hobby. As
of 2005, the chemical suppliers to hobbyist fireworks makers have come
under legal attack by the CPSC. The Fireworks Foundation is collecting
funds to help ward off this unreasonable attempt to restrict our right
to legally make and use fireworks. Captain Boom urges everyone to make
The Fireworks Alliance is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated
to keeping fireworks legal and preserving the tradition of fireworks for
all Americans. As of 1/1/11, their web site is off line due to a problem with their server.
Fireworks Laws & Permits
Michigan Fireworks Regulations: What Township Officials Need
to Know About Michigan and Federal Fireworks Regulations
This PDF document
was created by the Michigan
to aid township officials in properly performing their duties when
issuing fireworks permits.
Michigan Fireworks Law
The Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL 750.243a,
et seq.) that regulate fireworks can be found on the Michigan
Legislature web site. Just do a MCL key word search for "fireworks",
or you can view the law in PDF format
Michigan Fireworks Permits
As a service to our customers, Captain Boom has made available PDF copies
of the Application For Fireworks Display Permit (FM-51) and Permit
For Fireworks Display (FM-49). To receive a copy of the documents,
please fill out our inquiry form on the contact page.
Fireworks Clubs and Organizations
Michigan Pyrotechnics Arts Guild
A great group of fireworks enthusiasts
and shell builders who have a number of club shoots every year.
Bluegrass Pyrotechnics Guild
Located in southern Ohio,
Indiana, and northern Kentucky.
Crackerjacks Fireworks Club
A large club serving the northeast
club in southern Michigan and northern Indiana.
Wisconsin Pyrotechnic Arts Guild
Holds at least four club
shoots per year at a central Wisconsin location. An excellent fireworks
club with many shell builders.
Western New York Pyrotechnics Association
Just like the name
says, for pyros in New York State.
Western Pyrotechnics Association
A fireworks club that sponsors
the Western Winter Blast every year in February.
American Fireworks News
A monthly magazine with all sorts of information for the hobbyist pyro.
Many fireworks books and videos are available from AFN.
Journal of Pyrotechnics
A technical journal on pyrotechnics, including
fireworks, pyrotechnic special effects, propellants & rocketry, and
civilian pyrotechnics. Also publishes the Pyrotechnic Reference Series
and Pyrotechnic Literature Series.
Fireworks Safety Information
National Council on Firework Safety
A non-profit organization dedicated to the safe enjoyment of fireworks
in the United States. The NCFS is a good reference site for fireworks statistics,
fire service, and the media.
OSHA Assistance for the Pyrotechnics Industry
A compilation of hazards and solutions relevant to the pyrotechnics
industry, in both the retail sales and fireworks display sectors.
Unique Fireworks Resources
The doorway into the fireworks world. News, reviews
and everything fireworks.
Billed as the ultimate fireworks site. Lots of information for the fireworks
Bob Weaver has created the Fireworks Buyer’s Guide,
which is a great resource for the consumer fireworks lover.
Calling itself the "ultimate pyrotechnic resource" this
is a site for the serious hobbyist who wants to learn how to build fireworks.
Charley's Pyro Pages
Charley does consulting, is on the NFPA Technical Committee on Pyrotechnics,
and has an excellent grasp of fireworks regulations.
Dimock's Pyro Page
If it's related to fireworks, Tom Dimock has a link to it here.
Fireworks videos, fireworks knowledge, and how to get started in the
How to Photograph Fireworks
Handy tips from the New York Institute of Photography.