Dimock's Pyro Page

What's on the Pyro Page?

One of my main interests is Pyrotechnics. I am licensed as an explosives manufacturer and user by both the BATF and the New York State Department of Labor. I am a member of the Pyrotechnics Guild International, the Finger Lakes Pyrotechnic Association, the Crackerjacks , and I shoot shows professionally for Young Explosives of Rochester, New York. I also try to get to the PGI convention every year.


Fireworks Safety

Absolutely the most important consideration for anyone who loves pyro is safety. It is my fervent wish that all pyro lovers in the world will live their lives to their normal span, and with all of their body parts intact. Assuring this means paying a great deal of attention to safety! If you are planning to get involved with pyro at a hands-on level, make sure you know what you are doing. There are far too many news stories of young (and older) people getting hurt while working with energetic substances. Please read up thoroughly on safety before attempting to make any pyrotechnic substances yourself, and make sure that you are operating within your local laws.

I try to keep this list of pyro links reasonably comprehensive, with a few exceptions. I do not list links to archives of all of the unbelievable (and dangerous) garbage such as the Jolly Roger Cookbook, The Big Book Of Mischief, etc.. These documents are filled with erroneous and extremely dangerous information. Trying to follow their instructions can leave you seriously hurt or dead!!



Here are a some of the many places in the web for pyro information:

General sources:

Conventions and Symposia:

Federal Regulatory Agencies Directly Effecting Pyrotechnics:

Foreign, State and Local Legal Information

Getting Legal

Fireworks Safety Tips

Some Pyro Pictures and Movies:

Information on photographing pyrotechnics:

Computer generated pyrotechnics:

Some Pyro Songs and Stories:

A little pyro history:

Club home pages:

Personal pyro pages:

For Italian speakers:

For German speakers:

For Swedish speakers:

For French speakers:

For Spanish speakers:

For Japanese speakers:

Show home pages:

Pyrotechnic Literature:

Pyrotechnic Supplies:

Fireworks Vendors (Displays and Class B):

Fireworks Vendors (Class C):

And here are a couple of interesting, if rather silly, pages:

Pages that are hostile to fireworks:

Clueless in Cyberspace - Pages that are hopelessly out of date:

Please send comments and new links I should add to info@pyropage.com.

This page last updated July 19,1999