PYROTECHNICS GUILD INTERNATIONAL
DISPLAY FIREWORKS OPERATOR
CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE
Northern Lights Pyrotechnics
DATES: Saturday April 27th,
TIMES: 9 am to 5 pm (8:30am
LOCATION: Riverbend Ranch, 2880
N. 55 W., Idaho Falls, ID 83402
CLASS FEE: $60.00/person NEW
INSTRUCTORS: Daniel Suttkus &
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This class is
an ideal opportunity for Fire Marshals, Chiefs and other fire and
law enforcement personnel, or persons in regulatory capacities, as
well as anyone else who is interested in learning and working on a
Professional Fireworks Display crew or who needs a safety course for
a Fireworks Display Operator License (required in most states); and
anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of current NFPA
regulations, requirements and safety protocols for commercial
fireworks displays. Everyone can learn something new from this
PGI Display Operator Certification Course (DOC) is, designed to meet
the need for both a “Basic” course in Fireworks Display Safety
and as the first step in an optional Certification Process which,
when completed results in the successful trainee becoming a PGI
Certified Display Operator (Shooter). This course has been offered
for over 20 years and has been completed by thousands of
professional fireworks display personnel, law enforcement and
is one required sessions for those desiring to apply for PGI
certification. Full day course presented with the session on
Saturday, April 27 from 9 am to 5 pm. Space will be saved for those
who pre-register for the class, and arrive at the class site with
payment. The participant maximum is 30. The written test will be
Saturday. Due to a tight time schedule, no information can be
repeated for late students.
WHAT THE STUDENTS
participant will receive the 300+ page comprehensive “PGI
Fireworks Display Operator Certification” handbook. The textbook
and associated course will cover many important topics including
site survey, equipment, techniques, safety measures and product
handling. The hands on outdoor live fire portion of the class will
include fireworks failure demonstrations and the opportunity for
students to hand fire live display shells.
The class requires one full day to complete
and begins at 9:00 am and usually ends at 5:00 pm.
The class may be taken by anyone over 18 years
The successful completion of the class AND
completion of verifiable fireworks display experience qualifies
one to apply for PGI Shooter Certification.
Class fee includes:
A copy of the current version of the PGI
Display Fireworks Shooter Safety Manual (300+ pages) is used
during the class and is yours to keep as a valuable reference
Classroom instruction by industry
professionals in video and power point format.
Field instruction and live demonstration of
fireworks: Normal, Anomalies and Failures
Hands on training for manually loading and
firing professional display shells (live material portions are
dependent on imposed fire bans).
Written testing for certification (a form with
instructions for completing the PGI Certification process).
Personalized certificate of completion upon
satisfactory completion of hands on training and passing score
on written testing (test with a score of 80% or better).
Lunch with refreshments and breaks.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSING: This course
fulfills the first step toward PGI Certification and state licensing
requirements. However, State of Idaho does not require
certification. This course is an accepted safety course for
licensing in many other states. In most other states, the process
requires a safety course (the PGI course qualifies), passing an exam
on NFPA 1123, state regulations, background check, and fees. Those
desiring the PGI Certification must pass the written test on the
course date and obtain proof of assisting in at least 5 fireworks
displays (1 serving as the lead operator under supervision). A form
is then mailed to PGI. The PGI Certificate is mailed to the
participant by PGI.
WHAT THE STUDENT SHOULD
BRING: Minimum PPE/Firing
Line gear is required, and should be ANSI rated. Each participant
should bring safety glasses, leather gloves, a hard hat, hearing
protection, and wear heavy 100% cotton clothing (i.e. jacket, jeans,
coveralls, etc.) with long sleeves and long legged pants or other
flame retardant material (leather, turn out gear over cotton).
Cotton/wool layers and boots, or closed toe leather shoes (no
vinyl), are recommended for the outdoor portion of the class. Cold,
wet, windy weather and/or muddy ground is a possibility, so be
or pencil and/or highlighter, paper notepad (if you don’t like to
write in your text books) and a water bottle or beverages are
recommended. There will be lunch served by a local catering and the
cost is included as part of the course fee.
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED ON
ALL SEMINARS AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM TO MAIL, E-MAIL OR FAX
NORTHERN LIGHTS PYROTECHNICS by phone to confirm space availability
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