Item# HAZMAT $49.00
This fee must be added to any item that is explosive in nature and requires special handling and shipping.
YOU ONLY NEED TO ADD THIS FEE ONE TIME FOR AN ENTIRE ORDER.
The Hazmat fee is not required for electric matches, as that is already factored in, but is required for any pre-fabricated pyrotechnic, such as gerbs, fountains, flame cartridges, flash cartridges, mortars and napalm.
Pyrotechnic Rules for safety
This is intended as a partial list of practical safety and use guidelines for handlers of pyrotechnics. This is not a complete list, but is intended as a general guideline and should be followed to the letter!
All users of pyrotechnics should check with local and federal laws before undertaking projects of this nature. Frequent users are encouraged to purchase a user permit, available from the BATF for a $200 fee. You can download the necessary forms here:
Our products are intended for use by licensed professionals working in stage and theater. These products are not available to people under 21.
We supply pods and pre-fabricated cartridges for people who prefer not to mix their own chemicals. Our cartridges provide more superior effect and control then are possible with chemicals alone, and are much easier to use. Fire Departments are much more likely to "ok" a project if they see professional cartridges and controllers in use, and licensing is not typically required to use these.
Pyrotechnic RulesSAFETY FIRST
No smoking around pyro devices. It is also your job to make sure that others do not wander into the staging area with cigarettes.
Watch out for static!
Read the instructions carefully at least twice!
Keep two water filled fire extinguishers available in close proximity to your pyrotechnics at all times.
Keep a water bottle handy in the event of a hot spark.
Let cool before touching.
Keep away from flammables.
Do not pour chemicals directly from the bottle into the flash pot.
Never use glass or metal utensils or storage devices.
Make sure all spoons are made of plastic, and all chemical storage
Never build your own flash pot.
Always test your device in an open field first.
Get licensed. Frequent users of theatrical pyrotechnics should contact the BATF for a type 19 license. It costs $200, and is usually simple to acquire. This is a "Manufacturer of Binary Explosives" license which will allow you to mix the flash powders that we sell. This will help convince any interested parties that
Always be prepared to discontinue your event.
Safe disposal of pyrotechnics.