2019 Display Operator Certification Course Offerings

Class information will be posted as it is made available.

Certification requires that students participate in the course's live-fire portion. You must bring your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Per NFPA 1123 - 2014, this includes: protection for your head, eyes, ears, and feet (closed-toe shoes) and flame-resistant, long-sleeved, long-legged clothing (cotton, wool, nomex, or similar).


Date/Time Location Trainers Size Cost, Contact & Info

Sat March 2nd
9am - 5pm
ID: 2019-06

Hale Artificer, Inc.
3185 East US Hwy 64
Lexington, NC 27292

Jeff Hale
Bob Wilson

25

Cost $85.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide and live fire materials. Students should bring their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including head protection, eye protection, hearing protection, closed-toe shoes, and cotton, wool, or similar flame-resistant, long-sleeve clothing.
For info, send email to pyronoid@lexcominc.net
Phone 336-249-6703


Sat March 2nd
9am - 5pm
ID: 2019-05

Celestial Displays
Celestial Display Training Facility
Conroe, Texas
(Address provided when registered)

Ray Robinson

50

Cost $125.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide, lunch, and live fire materials. Students should be prepared by bringing to class their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Per NFPA 1123, this includes: Head protection, eye protection, hearing protection, foot protection (closed-toe shoes) and cotton, wool, or similarly flame-resistant, long-sleeved, long-legged clothing.
More info at tech@celestialdisplays.com
Phone 281-364-9738


Sat March 23rd
8:00am - 4:00pm
ID: 2019-08

ACE Pyro
9700 Burmeister Road
Saline, MI 48176

TBA

50

Cost $100.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide and lunch.
Register by emailing jond@acepyro.com
Phone: 877-223-3552 (Jon)


Sat April 6th
9am - 5pm
ID: 2019-01

Kellner's Fireworks
Clintonville Fire Hall
501 Emlenton Street
Clintonville, PA

Dean Putt
Howard Fry

50

Cost $89.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide, Certificate of Attendance, T-Shirt
Register at http://www.kellfire.com
More info at info@kellfire.com
Phone 800-458-6000


Sat April 13th
7:30am - 5pm
ID: 2019-03

ACE Pyro
Indian Creek Camp and Conference Center
9415 Tangent Highway
Tecumseh, MI 49286
Map and Directions

TBA

50

Cost $60.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide and lunch. Demo night to follow in the evening after the course.
Register at http://www.acepyro.com/demo
Email: info@acepyro.com


Sat April 27th
9:30am - 5:30pm
ID: 2019-07

Wisconsin Pyrotechnic Arts Guild (WPAG)
Wildlife Campground
N4597 Willow Lane
Birnamwood, WI 54414

WPAG Members

30

Cost $100.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide. Lunch available at campground for $5 to $6 a person. Wear non-synthetic clothing, cotton preferred, and appropriate footwear for live-fire activities. If you have your own hard hats, safety glasses and non synthetic gloves, bring them along. Be prepared for any weather conditions when we are outside, cold, wind, drizzle, and rain or snow included. That's Spring in Wisconsin!
Register at http://www.wpag.us/shooters_cert.htm
Email: barb6784@aol.com
Phone 715-845-6784


Sat May 4th
8am - 4:30pm
ID: 2019-11

Celebration Fireworks
Independent Park
Breinigsville, PA

John Kemps

50

Cost $99.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide and certificate of attendance. Students should bring their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including head protection (hat), eye protection, hearing protection, closed-toe shoes, and cotton or similar flame-resistant, long-sleeve clothing.
Register at https://www.celfire.com/pgi-training-demo-day
Email: john@celfire.com


Sat May 18th
8am - 5pm
ID: 2019-04

Fire Art, LLC
13065 Old Erie Pike
Clearfield, PA 16830
Map and Directions

TBA

50

Cost $60.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide and lunch. Open shooting with demo night will be held Friday, May 17 from 6pm to 10pm.
Register at http://www.fireartcorp.com/demo
Email: office@fireartcorp.com


Sat May 18th
9am - 6pm
ID: 2019-09

Rocky Mountain Pyrotechnics Guild
Roggen Fire Department
Southeast Weld County Fire District
407 2nd Street
Roggen, CO

Steve McDanal
Micki McDanal

50

Cost $135.00 ($85 w/o DOC Manual) - Each participant will receive the 311 page 2019 Edition of the "PGI Display Fireworks Operator Certification Study Guide", field instruction and demonstrations, hands-on field experience, classroom lectures, written testing for PGI certification, a form with instructions for completing the PGI Certification process, and a certificate verifying attendance at the safety course. LUNCH will be provided for those registered by Friday, May 10, 2018.
Registration form: http://pgi.org/training/RMPG-registration-form-2019.pdf
Email: stev_mic@ecentral.com
Phone: 303-420-0806 (Micki McDanal)


Sat May 18th
8:30am - 5:30pm
ID: 2019-12

Otho Fire Department
324 Railroad Street
Otho, IA 50569

TBA

50

Cost TBA - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide and lunch. Register by sending email to kelmbrueschke@gmail.com


Sat May 25th
8:30am - 5pm
ID: 2019-02

Orange Volunteer Fire Company
205 Caroline Street
Orange, VA 22960
See Map

David Stoddard
Edward Hostetter

50

Cost $60.00 - Includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide, lunch, and certificate of attendance. Students should bring their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including head protection (hat), eye protection, hearing protection, closed-toe shoes, and cotton or similar flame-resistant, long-sleeve clothing. Also, please bring a chair to sit in.
Register at https://forms.gle/isczBSitbDzioNN38
Email: seminars@mapag.org


May 25th
9am - 5pm
ID: 2019-10

Iowa Pyrotechnics Association (IPA)
IPA Club Meeting Barn
Vinton, IA

Mark Woodburn

50

Cost $45.00 - includes PGI Operator Certification Study Guide, fireworks for live fire exercise, and pot luck dinner in the evening (no lunch). Please wear long-sleeve non-synthetic clothing (cotton preferred), head protection, eye protection, ear protection, and appropriate hard sole footwear (no flip-flops or sandals) for live-fire activities.
Map/Address at http://www.iowapyro.com/upcoming-events.html
More info at markstephenwoodburn@yahoo.com


 
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