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Code for Fireworks Display

NFPA 02-22
Code for Fireworks Display

1.1 Scope.
1.1.1 This code shall apply to the following:
(1) Construction, handling, and use of freworks and equipment intended for outdoor freworks display
(2) Operation of the display (See 3.3.16, Fireworks Display.)
1.1.2 This code shall not apply to the following:
(1)* Manufacture, transportation, or storage of freworks at a manufacturing facility
(2) Testing of freworks under the direction of their manufac‐ turer, provided that permission for such testing has been obtained from the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)
(3) Use of consumer freworks by the public
(4) Transportation, handling, or use of freworks by the armed forces of the United States
(5) Transportation, handling, or use of industrial pyrotechnic devices or freworks, such as railroad torpedoes; fusees; automotive, aeronautical, and marine fares; and smoke signals
(6) Use of pyrotechnic devices or materials in the performing arts at distances less than those specified in this code and used in conformance with NFPA 1126,Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience
(7) Use of flame special effects in the performing arts when used in conformance with NFPA 160, Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience (8) Sale and use of rockets, rocket motors, motor reloading kits, pyrotechnic modules, or components used in conformance with NFPA 1122, Code for Model Rocketry, NFPA 1127, Code for High Power Rocketry, or other propulsion devices classified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as Rocket Motors
(UN0186), or Cartridges, power device (UN0275)
(9) Use of explosives, firearms, or flammable special effects used in motion pictures, television, or other entertainment industries 1.2 Purpose.
The purpose of this code shall be to provide the following:
(1) Minimum requirements for outdoor fireworks displays
(2) Recommended local permit regulations (See Annex B.)
(3) Recommended regulations for state certification of display operators (See Annex C.)
1.3 Equivalency.
Nothing in this code is intended to prevent the use of systems, methods, or devices of equivalent or superior quality, strength, fire resistance, effectiveness, durability,and safety over those prescribed by this code.
1.3.1 Technical documentation shall be submitted to the authority having jurisdiction to demonstrate equivalency.
1.3.2 The system, method, or device shall be approved for the intended purpose by the authority having jurisdiction.