NFPA 1123 Code for Fireworks Display
There is a lot of technical expertise required to safely put on a professional fireworks display. An excellent resource for standards and recommended practices on setting up and executing a professional fireworks display comes from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 1123, Code for Fireworks Display. The NFPA provides this code in order to help prevent injuries to both spectators and firework technicians, and to reduce the likelihood of fires. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is a MUST READ, and includes:
- Requirements for Display Fireworks Aerial Shells and Equipment
- Display Site Selection
- Floating Vessels and Floating Platforms
- Rooftops, Other Structures, and Other Limited Egress Locations
- Operation of the Display
- Electrical Ignition of the Display
- Qualifications (operator and assistant qualifications and permits)
You can view the code for free on the NFPA website, or you can purchase a handy paperback copy to reference at your shoot sites. Here’s a link to their site.
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- 1.3g Fireworks, Equipment, Regulated Items
- 1.4g Fireworks, Unregulated Items