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Enforcement Officials Fireworks Training Program - 7.5 hr

  • June 12, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Palm Beach County Fire Rescue; 405 Pike Rd; West Palm Beach, FL 33411
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The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspector's Association Presents

Enforcement Officials Fireworks Training Program - 7.5 Hours

The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA), is pleased to offer a comprehensive, day-long training session for members of the fire service, regulatory and enforcement communities.

Training will include a review of applicable Federal regulations governing the fireworks industry including ATF, DOT, OSHA, CPSC, as well as NFPA industry consensus standards; along with on-going industry efforts to ensure best safety practices. Note: State & Local laws may also be incorporated into the program.

This training program is a “must” for individuals new to the fire service or enforcement field as well as an excellent continuing education “refresher” course for veteran officials. Leading expert in the field of pyrotechnic safety will share his expertise and insights. Our special program will cover the three primary segments of the fireworks industry and leave ample time for Q&A’s.

The class has been approved for seven and one-half (7.5) hours of CEUs for Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector I&II, Fire Service Instructor I,II and III.  

Instructor: Gregg S. Smith – Safety Program Manager American Pyrotechnics Association

Location: Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
405 Pike Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Times: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM                

Cost: No Charge for FFMIA members

Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $75.00 to be able to use the member rate.

Point of Contact:

Philip Oakes, FFMIA Training Coordinator Philip.oakes@ffmia.org or

David Woodside, EFO, CFO, FM, MIFireE
Assistant Fire Marshal
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
405 Pike Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
Office: (561) 616-7057 E-mail: dwoodside@pbcgov.org

RN: 15453

Course ID: 99304

NOTE: This class will be offered on this day and the identical class is also being offered on the 11th.  

Topics Covered: 

Consumer (1.4G) Fireworks,   

Commonly referred to as “backyard” fireworks; typically sold at retail outlets year round and at roadside stands during the time period leading up to the Independence Day holiday.

* Basic chemistry * NFPA 1124 Retail Sales * Warehouse Storage

* Products & Packaging * Fireworks Testing * How to Spot Illegal Explosives

* Novelties * Handling Consumer Fireworks Emergencies

Display (1.3G) Fireworks

Products used by professional fireworks display companies & typically discharged for community events.

* Types of Displays * NFPA 1123 Overview * Safety Equipment & Set-Ups

* Display Site Venues * Fallout Zones & Weather * Emergency Response Guidance

* APA Display Operators Program

Proximate Pyrotechnics (Outdoor & Indoor)

Products utilized by the entertainment industry at indoor (theatres, concerts, arenas) or outdoor venues (stadiums, amphitheaters, roof tops) where the audience is close up.

Additional Topics: 

* NFPA 1126 Overview * Storage Requirements * Fire Detection

* Pre & Post Show Planning * Types of Devices * Life Safety Systems

* Safety Requirements * APA Proximate Pyro. Check-list

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