A Couple DefinitionsCall Time: The operator designated time in which the crew meets at the show site for setup. (a.k.a. "crew call time")
Strike: Refers to the breakdown and cleanup at the conclusion of the display.
Product: Refers to the fireworks and/or live explosives.
Supplies and Gear
Please pay attention to ALL of the items on this list. The items listed as "MUST" you must have when you come out to work a show. Having said that, each item is on the list for a well thought out reason, so even if it doesn't say "MUST," you should still strongly consider bringing it. Most of the items on this page are described in detail in our pyro tools section of the web site, so read up if you need clarification before purchasing any of them.
Supplies and gear that is to be provided by you:
1. MUST have a Claw Hammer
2. MUST have a long sleeve sweater (Black or Dark Blue, need only be worn during the show for safety)
3. MUST have long non-synthetic pants (i.e. jeans or BDU's are acceptable. Black or Dark Blue. These only need to be worn during show for safety.)
4. MUST have closed toe shoes
5. MUST have driver's license or a valid government issued picture id with your birthday on it
6. MUST have End Cutters (a.k.a. end cutting "nippers")
7. MUST have a flashlight
8. MUST have your own working gloves
9. MUST have your own safety glasses
11. MUST have a Hard Hat, black prefered (can get a black one here)
13. Pyro Spectaculars Shirt
14. Cordless drill
15. Roll of masking tape
16. Sun Block
17. Sharpie Marker
The operator in charge will supply:
Apearance and Demeanor
A professional appearance and attitude is mandatory. Remember that our first priority is to put on a professional fireworks display, you will have fun, but just remember to be professional and safe when doing so. During the day, it is acceptable to wear what ever you want for pants or shorts. It is prefered for you wear a Pyro Spectaculars shirt (if you have one, and pending weather of course). At night during the show, you must have your black attire (a.k.a. show blacks) on. This includes your black pants and black long sleeve shirt/sweater. The reasoning behind your black attire is not stick out in the background during the show, and to give a uniform look when in view of the public (such as infield stadium shows). This helps keep the mystery behind a professional fireworks display. During the day you will probably get pretty dirty as well, so keep this in mind.
You will all most likely be dealing with the public, sponsor, fire inspector, or even the media at one point or another, and must be extremely professional when doing so. You are representing yourself, the operator in charge, and Pyro Spectaculars.
Being part of the display crew is a privilege and not a right, so if you are unable to follow these simple guidelines, you will not be asked back for another show. Pyrotechnics is the most regulated industry in the USA. It is always under extreme scrutiny, so we must do our best to give off a professional appearance and demeanor.