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.

            New Consumer Fireworks Safety Videos!    Click Here to Access the Entire Series.    


New! Learn Sparkler Safety from Dr. Sparkz

Former CPSC Chair Tenenbaum Explains How Celebrate Safely Programs Educate Youth

Partners with the PGI for Safety

Foundation leaders promoted its safety initiatives with members of the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) during their annual convention in Mason City, Iowa. Significant interest was generated among the PGI membership and we are pleased that PGI President Paul Smith and 1st Vice President Dr. John Steinberg were recently named to serve on the Foundation Board. We are grateful to have their expertise and passion to assist in the Foundation in its efforts to educate youth to celebrate safely.



New Celebrate Safely Activity Books
This past Independence Day season, a new children's Fireworks Safety Coloring Activity book was produced by Pyro Novelties in partnership with the Foundation and made available to fireworks companies for purchase and distribution to their customers. 
This fun-filled and informative 16 paged activity book allows kids to learn about the safe and proper use of fireworks; information they can share with their parents and other adults in their lives. The books feature Professor Sparkz and have been designed to compliment the curriculum kits, videos and other resources currently available on the Foundation's website. Plans are already underway to broaden distribution in 2023 to help spread the message of celebrating safely with legal consumer fireworks. 

Celebrate Safely PA!
During the 2022 July 4th season, APA's Safety & Education Foundation partnered with the Burn Prevention Network to launch a consumer fireworks safety campaign in the state of Pennsylvania. The Celebrate Safely PA! collaboration also included PA State Senator Pat Browne and Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego. The campaign's goal was to raise awareness about fireworks safety and ultimately reduce the number of fireworks-related injuries in the state. Point-of-sale safety flyers were developed and a robust media campaign was orchestrated.

In the Bag for Safety

The Foundation’s “In the Bag for Safety” campaign was successful launched in 2018 and has distributed well over 1 million shopping bags that include the Foundation’s Celebrate Safety tips - generating thousands of dollars in contributions for the Foundation. Created in partnership with Pyro Novelties, the bags come in two sizes and have a red & blue patriotic theme. We urge retailers to consider supporting the Foundation in 2023 by ordering their bags early Please visit the Pyro Novelties wholesale website for more information.