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Are you interested in working on a Professional Fireworks Display Crew?

Sign up now for the 2018 Season

We offer in-depth training for the person that would like to become a licensed Pyrotechnic Operator.

Electronic sign up for 2018 classes is available

Register early!  For more information call Entertainment Fireworks, Inc. at 360-352-8911.

INSTRUCTORS: The training offered by Entertainment Fireworks, Inc. to pyrotechnicians is among the best available anywhere.  It is the most comprehensive program of professional fireworks training offered in the Western United States.  Larry Mattingly, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Training, and, Ken Julian, Vice President of Operations, have presented training seminars at the Pyrotechnic Guild International and the Western Pyrotechnics Association, as well as groups of Fire Service personnel, bomb techs, and pyrotechnicians across the Northwest.  Larry's 50 years in display and SPFX, and Ken's 15 year "chapter and verse" knowledge of the regulations, provide a great opportunity to learn.

Class and location information: Olympia - Oregon


Seminar Location and Times


Western Washington Spring Pyrotechnician Training:

There is a $15.00 fee for each class, at the door,  (this includes Coffee/Donuts and a Catered Lunch)

All classes are on Saturday, Classes are from 9 AM - 3:00 PM

Pre-Registration appreciated.

Class Date Description
Pyro Class #1  

February 24, 2018 Rules and regulations for display operations.   Historically, since the majority of display fireworks accidents are the result of working around mortars, special training is given to pyrotechnicians in mortar line safety. Mortars must be approached carefully, with proper stance, and attitude. If you follow all safety rules and regulations, accidents can still happen, but you have alleviated and reduced your exposure.
Pyro Class #2

March 10, 2018

Must be at least 18 years of age




Entertainment is our business, and this session covers how to make a show entertaining. We focus on applying your show to the particular site. All lessons are taught in our headquarters warehouse, which is converted to a classroom for these informative sessions. We continue to cover safety throughout training with this session focusing on crowd safety. With our customized choreography software reports, our technicians will blend the mood and tempo of the music with size, color, shape and effect of the shell and other pyro materials, with precision timing for the very best in entertainment. 

This class also deals with electrical firing and show management skills. We discuss and teach more than just being a technician. A pyrotechnician needs to be a manager most of all. Show Management requires our technicians to excel in dealing with people - the customer, of course, and the crew. They learn to assign tasks by each individualís skills.

The basics of electrical display work is covered including mortar box layout and design, cue numbering and shell assignments, mortar angles, and more. Hands-on training is given on firing system performance and operation. Safe handling and use of electric match is discussed during this session.

Location: Entertainment Fireworks Headquarters, 13313 Reeder Road SW, Tenino, WA.


from North or Southbound I-5 - take Exit 95 (Littlerock/Maytown).  Circle around underneath freeway then 1/3 mile to Reeder Road. Turn right (south) on Reeder Road one long block. Entertainment Fireworks is located in the big blue metal building on the west side of Reeder Road. Enter through the gate (Pyro Street) and park on the north side.  Contact Entertainment Fireworks, Inc. (360) 352-8911 for more information.  [RETURN TO FORM BY CLICKING YOUR BACK BUTTON]

Click here for map to Olympia, Washington Entertainment Fireworks, Inc. Headquarters

State of Oregon Operator Certification Training: (TBD, 2018)

A  : Fire Department at Tangent located at:

32053 Birdfoot Drive

Tangent, OR 97389

The session will start promptly at 9 AM and will conclude by 3pm.  Lunch will be served (probably pizza!)and coffee service will be available.  Lunch: $10.00 at the door.  Attendees are asked to please be there on time to avoid the disruption of late arrivals.

We will also have a live fire shoot at a nearby site that evening.

This live fire display will give all a chance to hand fire and will qualify as one of the three required displays for licensing in Oregon.

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