Supplier Links

Flashing Thunder - Mitchell, IA - Fireworks vendor & IPA member

J&M Displays - Yarmouth, IA - Fireworks vendor & IPA member

Kastner Fireworks - A Fireworks Vendor in Madison, WI

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration - (PHMSA)

Night Lighter Fireworks - Hayward, MN - Fireworks vendor & IPA member

Platte River Fireworks - Dickeyville, WI - Fireworks vendor & IPA member

Crater Fireworks - Mineral, IL - Fireworks vendor & IPA member.

Hollywood Pyrotechnics - Vendor/Display Company near Eagan, Mn - An excellent source of Pyro Supplies/Info. - The Company of an Ex-President of the PGI/Vendor in the Midwest.

Uncle Sam's  Fireworks A Midwest-based Pyro Supplier w/a Chicago Outlet

The IPAI (Iowa Pyrotechnic Association, Incorporated) provides these links as a courtesy to area Vendors, Groups, Businesses, Organizations, and/or for their Entertainment value only. We do not endorse, and/or specifically recommend these links. The IPA takes no responsibility of any kind for the use of them, any responsibility for the content provided, or any subsequent links found on them. The Iowa Pyrotechnic Association, Inc. bears no liability whatsoever arising from damages of any kind, including personal, property, or consequential from any use of any link and/or information found on this Website.

Pyro-related Links

Google Groups - pyro chat page
SECAC - Good source for Pyro DVD's.
Pyro Universe - a Forum for Hobbyists around the US.
Passfire - Subscription fee for this one but worth it for the hobbyist builder. - Information for the hobbyist on how to get & stay legal. - a Link to Tom Dimock's Pyro Page - an excellent Source - a Pyro-based Newsletter. - A nice FREE Fireworks Chat Forum
United Nuclear - chemistry experiments for the pyro hobbyist. - an excellent source of pyro formulae on the Web

CBS News Article w/Video - How fireworks work: The science behind pyrotechnic displays

Illumination Fireworks - Vendor Page w/great examples of Proximate types/uses w/Videos

American Pyrotechnic Assoc. - List of State Laws

American Pyrotechnic Assoc. - Generalized Map with List of Laws by State

Utah Pyrotechnic Association - Pyro Formulae (Use at your own Risk - Research First)

Governmental & Semi-Governmental Links

BATFE - Orange Book cheat sheet
BATFE- Forms
BATFE - Chemical regulation
BATFE - Chemical list
Iowa State Legislative - find your Legislator

National Fire Protection Agency - (NFPA)
OSHA - Discusses hazards and controls for the outdoor display of fireworks.

OSHA - Common Safety Hazards in Pyrotechnics in general.

OSHA - Discusses hazards of the Retail Sale of fireworks.




Organizational and/or Club Links

Yahoo Groups - Iowa Pyrotechnic Association's Group Site on Yahoo
Boomtown - IPA Main Show from Vinton, IA

Fireworks in Iowa.  = A VERY nice site by a Hobbist/Enthusiast with a fairly comprehensive Listing of Iowa Displays
Stumptown Shooters (Web Site is Inactive - but the Club is Not) contact here
Pyrotechnics Guild International Inc. - The Largest Hobbyist Pyro Organization in the World.
American Pyrotechnics Association - (APA) Mostly Commercially-Based Organization
The Fireworks Foundation - (Devoted to the preservation of all things fireworks).
Fireworks Alliance  - (Working to Keep Fireworks Legal in America)

Crackerjacks Fireworks Club - A Northeastern Fireworks Club.

MPAG - The Michigan Pyrotechnic Arts Guild

MAPAG - The Mid-Atlantic Pyrotechnics Arts Guild an East-Coast Club

Veridian Credit Union - Our largest Boomtown Supporter

FPAG - The Florida Pyrotechnics Arts Guild

The Bluegrass Pyrotechnics Guild - A Southern Club

WPAG - The Wisconsin Pyrotechnic Arts Guild
The National Fireworks Association - (NFA)

RMPG - The Rocky Mountain Pyrotechnics Arts Guild

Vinton Unlimited: - The Vinton Civic Group we work closely with on Boomtown - a Great Bunch!

Video Links of general Pyrotechnic interest

China Makes America’s Fireworks by Hand - A Look at Fireworks Manufacturing.

How Fireworks Really Work - Documentary on the History and Technology of Fireworks

How Stuff Works - A 4 Page Tutorial w/Graphics for those interested in How things Work

KABOOM! - Also from PBS's Nova Series w/an interview of a Demolition Woman

Passfire The Movie - Documentary on those in, and who Build Fireworks. (Teaser)

Pyrotechnically Speaking - An interview w/Expert Dr. John Conkling by PBS's Nova Series

The Secret World of Fireworks - Zambelli's Operation in New Castle, PA and more.

What Are Fireworks? - A simple, but well-written general explanation from