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Highlights & News

December 18, 2014

FMCSA issues Final Rule today rescinding DVIR requirement.

December 1, 2014

FMCSA issues advanced NPRM on minimum financial responsibilities levels.

November 20, 2014

Former CPSC Chair Tenenbaum joins industry Foundation team.

November 11, 2014

APA files comments on Reverse Logistics NPRM.

November 6, 2014
APA files comments on EPA’s Request for Information (RFI) on the agency’s Risk Management  {...}

September 25, 2014
PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman stepping down, read more.

September 24, 2014
PHMSA clarifies policies for Display Shells with Attachments and Display Mines.

September 17, 2014
APA Board approves NGAP Charitable Foundation, details here.

September 16, 2014
Retailers face possible security breaches, make sure you are covered, see more

August 22, 2014

Scott Darling named FMCSA Acting Administrator, see more

July 30, 2014
Senate confirms new CPSC Chairman & Commissioner, read more.

July 25, 2014
FMCSA Administrator Ferro to step down, more info here.

July 3, 2014
Learn about the science behind fireworks, click here 

July 2, 2014
See how donors are helping to reignite the skies this 4th of July.

July 1, 2014

Spectacular fireworks displays to honor our Nation this July 4th, read more.

June 28, 2014
Remember these important Fireworks Safety Tips this 4th of July.

June 24, 2014
Booms are a Boon for business, discover how fireworks boost sales.

June 23, 2014
APA predicts a banner year for Consumer Fireworks sales, see why

June 19, 2014
The APA urges the public to enjoy a Sparkling Good (and Safe) time this July 4th.  See more.

June 10, 2014
Traveling this 4th of July?  Remember, Fireworks Don't Fly, view FAA message here.

May 8, 2014
APA priorities on HMSP & User Fees advance in the House, APA members click here for more info.

April 29, 2014
DOT Sec. Foxx sends transportation legislation to Congress, see

April 23, 2014 Save
May 21 deadline for CMV drivers, see FMCSA details on new medical certificate requirement.

April 16, 2014 
APA responds to NFPA President anti-fireworks legislation letter, click here.

April 1, 2014 
APA to testify April 2 before Congress on HazMat Reauthorization, learn more.


Membership Categories

Qualifications for Membership

Membership in the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) is open to companies, firms, and other entities associated with theU.S.fireworks industry.  Upon acceptance into membership, the applicant agrees to abide by and be subject to, all of the terms, provisions, and obligations of the current APA by-laws, as well as those hereafter adopted.  Additionally, the applicant agrees that it will act in accordance with the APA’s Code of Ethics and not knowingly engage in the manufacture, distribution, or sale of prohibited consumer fireworks or explosive devices

ATF License – If your company is engaged in conducting display fireworks, please submit a current copy of your explosives’ license or permit along with your membership application.

Membership Categories


This membership category is open to business entities which maintain and operate their principal place of business within the United States of America for the purpose of importing, distributing, or manufacturing fireworks and other pyrotechnic products for sale and use within theU.S.  This category also includes domestic companies involved in the design and production of public fireworks displays.   Full members may hold office and are accorded voting privileges provided they are up-to-date with dues obligations and comply with all association rules, regulations, & by-law requirements.  Dues for this category are based on the previous year’s gross domestic sales from fireworks or gross revenues generated from conducting display shows. 


This category is for business entities such as theme parks & theatrical productions that are commercial users of fireworks.  Commercial User members may hold office and are accorded voting privileges provided they are up-to-date with dues obligations and comply with all association rules, regulations, & by-law requirements.  Dues for this category are based on the total number of fireworks productions held the previous year.


This category is for companies with principal offices outside theU.S.that are engaged in the manufacture and/or export of fireworks.  Applicant agrees that all merchandise shipped is in full compliance with all existingU.S.state and federal laws pertaining to construction and transportation. International members do not have voting privileges in the association.  Dues for this category are based on the total number of containers shipped to theU.S.the previous year.


This category is open to either U.S.or foreign companies, corporations, or individuals that supply materials and/or services to the fireworks industry and are not engaged in the importation, distribution, or sale of fireworks or pyrotechnic articles.  Supplier members are not accorded voting privileges in the association.  Dues are a flat fee.


This category is open to either individuals or entities involved in the inspection, certification, or use of fireworks.  Fire Service membership does not carry voting privileges.  Dues are a flat fee.

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