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Requirements for Indoors Special Effects and Flame Effect Professional Display Fireworks

  • Building must meet one of the following requirements
    • Protected throughout with an automatic sprinkler system
    • Stage must be protected by automatic sprinkler system and have a proscenium curtain that automatically deploys in the event of a fire. No devices may extend forward of the curtain.
  • When pyrotechnic materials are on site must be stored in a Type 3 “Day Box” Magazine or better
  • Attendance by 1 Fire Prevention Inspector and another Fire Department member at each show (Actual cost will be billed to sponsoring agency)
  • Provide a detailed list of products that will be used in display (include size, type and quantity)
  • Provide a layout of display area
  • Provide a copy of the Illinois State license for:
  • Proximate Audience or
  • Flame Effect
    • Propane fuel tanks will be limited to a maximum size of 20 pounds
    • 10 feet clearance to overhead obstructions
    • 10 feet clearance to spotlight operators
    • Must have at least 1 key safety switch
    • Hose runs
      • Not extend from room to room
      • Pass through partitions, walls, ceilings or floors
      • Shall not extend into audience or seating area
      • Listed for intended use
      • Protected from physical damage or exposure to abnormally high temperatures

Call (630) 256-4130 for application.

Reference Codes:

  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
  • NFPA 1126 Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience
  • NFPA 160 Standard for Flame Effects Before an Audience
  • Illinois Administrative Code Title 41
    • Section 230 Pyrotechnic Distributor and Operator Licensing Rules
    • Section 235 Pyrotechnic and Consumer Display Permitting Rules
  • 225ILCS 210 Illinois Explosive Act
  • 225 ILCS227 Pyrotechnic Distributors and Operator Licensing Act
  • 425ILCS35 Fireworks Use Act