Pyro & Fireworks Certification
We are #1 in Canada for ERD-certified Pyrotechnics & Fireworks training
Firearms on set or on stage
We can teach you how to safely handle and maintain firearms for your production, on set or onstage.
We have an inventory of firearms for use in video, film, live performance, and photography.
• Blank-firing rifles and handguns
• Replica firearms
• Non-firing rifles and handguns
• Rubber & resin firearms
• Antique and vintage firearms
• Practical firearms
WE DO NOT sell any of our firearms. There are No Exceptions!
We rent firearms to qualified users, at our discretion.
We have several levels of firearms - from prop to practical. Rentals require much information about you and your production. It can take up to ten days to facilitate a rental.
If you don’t have the experience or the certifications to handle firearms, one of our certified handlers will accompany the rental and wrangle the firearms for you.
The use, transfer and storage of certain classes of firearms is governed by the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code of Canada Part III. These regulations may require you or your company to possess specific government-issued licenses and/or go through a formal transfer process. These requirements are non-negotiable. Please contact us in advance of your rehearsals or shoot date.
Need a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL)?
A few times a year we facilitate certified PAL courses for Non-Restricted and Restricted Firearms.
Send us a note and we will put you on our list. (Currently, COVID has kept us from offering PAL courses)
Safe Removal and Disposal of Firearms
It seems that every theatre in Canada has an old rifle or pistol locked away somewhere, or a stash of blanks from the distant past. If you have firearms that you want to dispose of, call us any time to assist you. If you don't have the necessary licensing, or just want to get them out of the building, we will arrange to have them removed from your premises immediately. Firearms/Gun Removal & Disposal Services are offered locally (GTA) at no charge.
An old hand in a new place.
Mark founded AirMagic Special Effects in 1988 and grew it for 32 years. GunSmoke is his new adventure.
Mark has worked with ERD trainers since the Pyro & Fireworks certification program began. In 2014 Mark became ERD's first certified private sector trainer.
Mark has taught special effects for Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson), Humber College, Sheridan College, the University of Guelph, CITT, and IATSE locals across the country.