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.

Learn About Fireworks Safety from Dr. Sparkz

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.



Exhibiting at SOPHE Annual Conference
Foundation advocate and former CPSC Chair Inez Tenenbaum meets with public health educators to promote the Celebrate Safely initiative.

               Fundraising Fun in NOLA