International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Annual Conference on Explosive and Blasting Technique – Usually held in February. The ISEE is a professional society dedicated to promoting the safe and controlled use of explosives in mining, quarrying, construction, manufacturing, forestry, many other commercial pursuits. www.isee.org
International Symposium on Fireworks (ISF) 17th Symposium May 6-10, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.. www.ISFireworks.com
Mid-Atlantic Fireworks Festival (M.A.F.F.) – April 21, 2018. Dedicated to providing its attendees the ability to pursue their passion for fireworks in a safe and legal manner, while at the same time providing a spectacular show for our spectators. While M.A.F.F. is put on by pyrotechnic enthusiasts and not a display company, it is open to the public. www.maff.ws
Exhibition Stands:The leading Exhibition Stand Design and Build Contractors based in london offering free Exhibition Design Services from Award winning Exhibition Designers and Portable Display Systems at the most affordable prices in the UK.www.thelondondisplay.co.uk
American Pyrotechnic Association (APA) The APA is the premier trade association of the fireworks industry and was founded in 1948 with three principle aims: To encourage safety in the design and use of all types of fireworks. To provide industry information and support to our members. To promote responsible regulation of the fireworks industry.
Bluegrass Pyrotechnic Guild, Inc. (BPG) to promote safe pyrotechnics and encourage displays through talented people by design, production and high quality pyrotechnics by example from the sharing of knowledge.
The Canadian Fireworks Association The Canadian Fireworks Association ACP (CFA/ACP) is an association focused on increasing the knowledge and safety of fireworks in the industry and the public at large. To educate our members and the public we conductannual conventions where Firework users from across the country come together to learn, keep up with the latest practices, and share ideas for the future.
The Crackerjacks to exercise and enjoy our legal right to purchase, construct, and shoot fireworks.
Iowa Pyrotechnic Association (IPA) A non-profit fellowship founded in 1992 for the advancement of safety, skill, and artistry in fireworks through communication and for their preservation in Iowa and throughout America.
Kansas City Area Pyrotechnicians (KCAP) Fireworks enthusiasts in the Kansas City, Missouri area can pool their resources, share their knowledge and experience and shoot legally far more often than just on the Fourth of July.
La Crosse Skyrockers, Inc. volunteer fireworks club formed in 1929. Operates the New Year’s Eve fireworks shows from atop 590 foot Grandad’s Bluff.
Michigan Pyrotechnics Arts Guild (MPAG) Open to all fireworks enthusiasts, including non-Michiganders. Club events are held several times a year. We now offer PGI shooter certification training courses.
Mid-Atlantic Pyrotechnic Arts Guild (MAPAG) MAPAG is a builders club. We have facilities for drying shells and stars, a 50 x 25 work shop, a new 40 foot magazine with ATF legal storage for all members (not just contingency storage), and MAPAG meets every month. While MAPAG will have displays, they will be all member made.
Midland Pyrotechnic Association (MPA) A geographically diverse multi-state club with members from South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. They host weekend shoots throughout the year at several locations in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. During these events MPA members are able to manufacture and shoot fireworks in a safe and legal setting.
Northeast Ohio Pyrotechnics Group (NEOPG) NEOPG is a group of pyrotechnic enthusiasts, located in Northeast Ohio with members from across the state and the country. They encourage and promote the legal, safe and artful use of pyrotechnics. NEOPG meet several times throughout the year to teach, learn and practice their art, enjoy the fellowship of our members and to promote the individual goals of their members in the pyrotechnic arts.
Northern Lighter Pyrotechnics, Inc. (NLP) a non-profit corporation formed for the purposes of promoting the safety, skill and artistry in pyrotechnics through education, research and providing the public with opportunities to enjoy well presented firework displays.
Northwest Pyrotechnics Association (NPA) Formed in late 2010, the NPA is the culmination and determination of various northwest groups/professionals and the successor to the NorthWest Pyrotechnic Arts Association (NWPAA). In many ways, the NPA and NWPAA are one in the same. We hope to bring back what was an active community, share our knowledge through educational classes and hands-on activities.
Wisconsin Pyrotechnic Arts Guild (WPAG) The WPAG holds at least four meetings/shoots a year in various locations throughout Wisconsin. We also offer shooter training using the PGI’s Display Fireworks Shooter Certification course.
BATF – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives:www.atf.gov
Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board:www.csb.gov