About the PGI
The Pyrotechnics Guild International, Inc., founded in 1969, is
an independent worldwide nonprofit organization of amateur and
professional fireworks enthusiasts. Its educational and scientific
purposes are to:
1. Promote the safe and responsible display and use of
pyrotechnics and fireworks.
2. Encourage the display of public and private fireworks in
conjunction with local and national holidays as well as patriotic
and other events.
3. Promote the production and sale of high quality fireworks.
4. Channel the creative energies of talented people into the
design, production and display of high quality fireworks by example
of the membership and through the sharing of knowledge.
The PGI realizes its purpose through the following four venues:
The PGI Annual Convention:
a week-long event held in early August, in a variety of locations.
The BulletinPGI Bulletin:
a quality periodical published five times per year.
The PGI Website: providing access and information both to members
and the general public.
The PGI Display Operator Certification: offering comprehensive
classroom instruction, field demonstrations, and written testing for
potential display operators. Although Membership in the PGI is not
required to be a PGI Certified Display Operator, we encourage all
fireworks enthusiasts to become PGI Members