Our Mission

The American Pyrotechnics Safety & Education Foundation is a 501 c(3) charitable organization focused on creating fireworks safety and education programs for youth. The goal of this education initiative Celebrate Safely, is to instill in young people an understanding of how consumer fireworks should be used appropriately, discourage the misuse of fireworks, and decrease the number of fireworks-related injuries in the U.S.

Partnering with SOPHE
The Foundation recently joined forces with health educators around the country by becoming an affiliate member of The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), a non-profit international professional association with a diverse membership of health education professionals and students. SOPHE strives to promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships with other organizations.

Leaving a Legacy of Safety

The industry lost Michael Oetken this past April, co-founder of J&M Displays.  Realizing Mike's passion for fireworks and dedication to safety, his family help keep his legacy alive by urging friends & family to donate to the Foundation in his name. Others are urged to remember the Foundation in their estate planning.   Learn more.


Foundation Exhibits at MO Safe Schools Conference
Board Members Michael Ingram & Kevin Gilfillan share fireworks safety & education materials with key decision makers from Missouri public schools at the Safe Schools & Colleges Conference in Osage Beach, MO.

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