“Fire, Smoke ‘n’ Air”

“Pyrotechnic Stage Effects” and “Cracker” One Day Licenses are now no longer available which means that the use and application of pyrotechnic stage effects or the discharge of Crackers can now only be conducted by a duly licensed Pyrotechnician with the appropriate endorsement for ‘Indoor Fireworks’ and/or ‘Crackers.

We are constantly being contacted by a wide variety of organisations ranging through schools, repertory theatres, production companies and event organisers seeking ‘Theatrical Pyrotechnics’ to enhance or create additional impact to their presentations.

It is unfortunate that the cost of stage pyrotechnics (which in themselves are not expensive) but after all ancillary costs and charges are factored in eg. Fireworks Public Liability Insurance, Dangerous Goods Transportation, SWM’s, MSDS’s, Risk Assess., Storage, Permission From Venue Management, Preparation of all necessary associated equipment ranging through; Fireworks, Hardware (Mortars / Firing Systems / Wiring / 1st. Aid / Fire Fighting / PPE and notifications to relevant authorities together with up to 21 days advance notification having to be lodged prior to the conduct of Indoor Pyrotechnics or Crackers all contribute to the demise of Pyro’s being used in smaller productions.

The demand for people with the required licenses, skills, competencies, knowledge of available effects and where they can be applied has increased due to the small number of available licensed Pyrotechnicians in the State of Victoria.

With limited opportunity to enter into this field, we are inundated with applications wishing enrol into the training courses that we conduct for the purposes of obtaining a licence.

We welcome questions relating to this exciting field of activities and if you require further information feel free to contact us.

Keith Lewis, Crack-A-Jack Fireworks (Australia), 390 St Kilda Rd., St Kilda Vic 3182
Tel (03) 9525 4316 e. keith@crack-a-jack.com.au w. www.crack-a-jack.com.au

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