Glossary of Pyrotechnic Terms
1.3G Explosives Formerly known as Class B special fireworks. Items classified as 1.3G explosives are display fireworks.
1.4G Explosives Formerly known as Class C common fireworks. Items classified as 1.4G explosives are consumer fireworks intended for use by the general public.
APA Standard 87-1 The Standard for Construction and Approval for Transportation of Fireworks, Novelties, and Theatrical Pyrotechnics.
Aerial Shells A fireworks device designed to be launched into the air for use in a fireworks display.
Aerial Shell A cartridge containing pyrotechnic composition, a burst charge, and an internal time fuse or module, that is propelled into the air from a mortar.
Assistant A person who works under the supervision of the pyrotechnic operator.
American Pyrotechnics Association Trade association for the fireworks industry.
ATF Please See Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
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