Branson Fire Offering Classes on Indoor Pyrotechnics

by City of Branson

Branson Fire Rescue will present a course on the safe use of indoor pyrotechnics on Wednesday, March 6, from 1-5 pm to prepare theater owners, operators and pyrotechnic technicians for testing to receive a license through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

State law requires pyrotechnic or special effect operators to attend a certified training program, test their knowledge on the use of indoor pyrotechnics and obtain a license from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. In addition, all theaters using indoor pyrotechnics must apply for and secure a permit from the Branson Fire Rescue.

The four-hour long course will be at the fire department’s training center located on the BallParks of Branson Campus in Building 13, Suite 6. The best access is from the Gretna Road entrance.

At the completion of the training, course participants will be eligible to take the written exam given by the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office. Currently, licensed pyrotechnic operators may also attend to earn required continuing education credits.

To register for the course or for additional information, contact Branson Fire Rescue at (417) 243-2780. Applicants will need to RSVP by March 1 and will need to order the 2016 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1126 prior to the class date.  This Standard can be ordered through the website www.nfpa.org.