Pyrotechnics

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  • Fireworks and pyrotechnics can span everything from small consumer sparklers, firecrackers, and fountains to larger professional aerial shells and intricate close proximity effects. AEI’s multi-disciplinary team, which includes two certified Fireworks/Pyrotechnics Display Technicians, understands the destructive potential these explosive devices can have when things go awry.
  • We are equipped to address all types of incidents common to pyrotechnic and fireworks-related accidents including close-proximity and outdoor professional firework displays, consumer fireworks and pyrotechnic devices, device construction and chemical composition; manufacturing, storage and transportation, and regulatory issues and code compliance.
  • We understand how issues like failure modes associated with specific device or launch equipment, manufacturing defects due to faulty construction or improper chemical composition, and user error or improper modification of devices can play a causal role in failures.
  • We are versed in local, state, federal, and international codes associated with the manufacturing, transportation, and storage of fireworks, regulations for use and sales of consumer devices, and codes and standard of care associated with conducting professional displays.
  • The size or location of an incident also isn’t an issue. Our experts can address all aspects of an incident to properly investigate these accidents, and we know how to work effectively with any local, state, federal, and international governing organizations involved.

OUR PROTECHNICS INVESTIGATIVE CAPABILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Professional firework displays
  • Consumer fireworks and pyrotechnic devices
  • Device construction and chemical composition
  • Manufacturing, storage and transportation
  • Regulatory issues and code compliance
  • Cause analysis of consumer & display firework accidents
  • Evaluation of firing system design
  • Failure analysis of devices & components
  • Investigation of firework-related fires & explosions
  • Examination of propane flame cannon & other close proximity effects
  • Compliance evaluation for firework State and Federal safety codes and standards

AEI’S PYROTECHNICS INVESTIGATORS

ZACHARY J. JASON

PE, CFI, CFEI

JOHN L. SCHUMACHER

MChE, PE, CFI, CFPS

JEFFERY BERINO

BS, AAS, INVF, CFEI, CCFI