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Pyrotechnics, fire, and explosive device special effects are used in numerous film & digital media productions around the world. Each locality and jurisdiction may have varying rules and regulations and/or recommendations and advisory information that your production should follow and be familiar with to ensure the health and safety of your entire production, the surrounding communities, and the environment.
Here are some resource tools to assist you while filming in Arizona.
Regarding Fire burns & Pyrotechnic displays see the following information and contact the jurisdictional environmental offices below:
Maricopa County - Rule 314, Sections 317 pertaining to Section 302 General Requirements "No Burn" Days Calendar - http://cleanairmakemore.com/
Call the department at (602)506-6010 to inquire if your specific burn MAY actually BE EXEMPT during an active burn day time period.
Pinal County - https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/AirQuality/Pages/home.aspx
ALL other areas: Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality.
Open Burn Permit Information
Air Quality Permit Liaison
Water Quality Permit Liaison
Waste Permit Liaisons
Solid and Biohazardous
Underground Storage Tanks
Arizona Flame Retardant resources:
Fire-safe, fire-retardant paint, additive, and spray available from Arizona company, Flamecheck International, visit Flamecheck.com.
Arizona Pyrotechnic Companies:
Fireworks Productions of Arizona - FireworksAZ.com
Additional industry resources:
Safety Advisory for Fire and FX in Entertainment
SAFFE is a non-profit organization for the open dialogue, training, presentation, and demonstration of fire and life safety practices in the entertainment industry.