Interested in Pyrotechnics? Check Out Our New training!

Interested in Pyrotechnics? Check Out Our New training!

Operator GGB1 100Pyro Spectaculars by Souza and Pyrotechnic Innovations have released the next phase of their cutting edge training program for pyrotechnic operators in the United States.  

This program gives Pyro Spectaculars by Souza operators the most comprehensive pyrotechnics training program in the world, which aims to take pyrotechnic operator knowledge, public safety, and show performance to the next level.

Pyro Spectaculars by Souza and Pyrotechnic Innovations announced today that the alliance they formed in 2013 to help recruit, train, and retain qualified pyrotechnic operators in the United States has completed the next phase of their revolutionary training program. Building from the online platform that Pyrotechnic Innovations developed, they have produced additional training videos and online content, combining it into a well-organized curriculum, geared towards preparing those who wish to apply for their state issued pyrotechnics license. This is the next step in their industry leading program which utilizes both academic and field exercises to methodically increase the knowledge of each pyrotechnic operator throughout their career in the fireworks industry. Jim Souza, president and CEO of Pyro Spectaculars by Souza tells us, “I’m so excited and optimistic about the next rank of our operator training program. This next rank will help advance the safety training, professionalism, and technical understanding of all pyrotechnic operators. In conjunction to our on-the job training, this program provides a wonderful framework to help a person grow from firework novice to expert. It demonstrates our strong commitment to having the most qualified and safe operators in the industry.”

Operator Quakes2 100Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, one of the largest, most respected fireworks display companies in the world, whose show quality, operator knowledge, and safety are already industry leaders, will once again be pushing the envelope. “This level of organized pyrotechnics training is unprecedented in the fireworks industry, enabling our operators to elevate themselves well above what normally constitutes being a licensed pyrotechnic operator,” said Mike Tockstein, owner and operator of Pyrotechnic Innovations.

Increasing skill level for that operator is not their only goal. “Safety of our operators, their crew, and the public is always paramount at our fireworks displays,” says Tockstein. Souza goes on to comment, “With this program, we continue to aim to create a lifecycle which continually trains, updates, and qualifies operators to ensure public safety and outstanding show performance.”

The training program can be accessed by visiting You can apply to become a pyrotechnic apprentice by visiting Pyro Spectaculars by Souza at or Pyrotechnic Innovations at