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.
- Fireworks Alliance
- The Fireworks Alliance is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to keeping fireworks legal and preserving the tradition of fireworks for all Americans.
Fireworks Laws and Permits
- Michigan Fireworks Law
The Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL 28.451, 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 here.
For additional information view our Fireworks Law page.
- Michigan Fireworks Display Permits
As a service to our customers, Captain Boom has copies of the Michigan Application For Fireworks Display Permit (BFS-417) and Permit For Fireworks Display (BFS-416). Captain Boom will fill out and submit these permits upon contracting with us for a display in Michigan.
For additional information view our Fireworks Permits 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 United States.
- Heartland Pyrotechnics Association
- Fireworks 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 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
- Fireworks Land
- 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. Subscription only.
- 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.
- Pyrotechnic Innovations
- Fireworks videos, fireworks knowledge, and how to get started in the fireworks industry.
- How to Photograph Fireworks
- Handy tips from the New York Institute of Photography.