For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) AMERICAN PYROTECHNICS ASSOCIATION. An association of the fireworks industry promoting safety and regulatory compliance in the design and use of legal fireworks.
(2) ASSISTANT. A person who works under the supervision of a pyrotechnic operator in accordance with NFPA 1123, NFPA 1126, and NFPA 160.
(3) CO-LEAD. A person who works under the supervision of a pyrotechnic operator in accordance with NFPA 1123, NFPA 1126, and NFPA 160 and is in training to become a pyrotechnic display operator or pyrotechnic special effects operator, or both.
(4) CONSUMER FIREWORKS. Small fireworks devices containing restricted amounts of pyrotechnic composition designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion that comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission that are not being modified or used in any way other than as originally intended.
(5) DISPLAY FIREWORKS. Large fireworks devices that are explosive materials intended for use in fireworks displays and designed to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration, or detonation as well as consumer fireworks devices that are being modified and used in a way other than as originally intended.
(6) FIREWORKS. Any composition or device for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect for entertainment purposes by deflagration or detonation, that meets the definition of consumer fireworks or display fireworks as provided in NFPA 1123 or NFPA 1126.
(7) FIREWORKS DISPLAY. A presentation of fireworks for a public or private gathering.
(8) FLAME EFFECT. The combustion of solids, liquids, or gases utilizing atmospheric oxygen to produce thermal, physical, visual, or audible phenomena before an audience as defined by NFPA 160.
(9) LICENSE HOLDER. An individual employed by a company or organization, or self-employed, who holds a distributor permit in the state and whose employee is licensed as a pyrotechnic display operator or pyrotechnic special effects operator under this article and who is holding the license for a company or individual who is not licensed to conduct a fireworks display, proximate audience display, flame effect, or any other special effects.
(10) NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA). A United States trade association that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments.
(11) NFPA 160. The National Fire Protection Association publication relating to standards for flame effects before an audience, as adopted by the State Fire Marshal.
(12) NFPA 1123. The National Fire Protection Association publication relating to a code for fireworks display, as adopted by the State Fire Marshal.
(13) NFPA 1126. The National Fire Protection Association publication relating to standards for the use of pyrotechnics before a proximate audience, as adopted by the State Fire Marshal.
(14) PROXIMATE AUDIENCE DISPLAY. A display in which the audience is closer to pyrotechnic devices than permitted by NFPA 1123.
(15) PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY OPERATOR. A person with overall responsibility for the operation and safety of a fireworks display in accordance with NFPA 1123 who is licensed under this article.
(16) PYROTECHNIC SPECIAL EFFECTS OPERATOR. A person who is responsible for pyrotechnic and special effects safety in accordance with NFPA 1126 and NFPA 160, who controls, initiates, or otherwise creates pyrotechnics and special effects, and is responsible for storing, setting up, and removing special effects, pyrotechnic materials, and devices after a performance.
(17) SUPERVISION. The direction and management of the activities of personnel in the safety, setup, handling, and display of an outdoor pyrotechnic display, a proximate audience display, a flame effect display, or any other use of pyrotechnics.
Last modified: May 3, 2021