PYROTECHNICS TRAINING

Pyrotechnics are regulated by the Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD)  of Natural Resources Canada.

Hi, I'm Mark Fine. I started working with ERD trainers when the certification programs first began.

In 2014 I became one of the first private sector trainers certified  by ERD.  During the pandemic ERD authorized us to do this course virtually. It's gratifying to know that so many of the folks who have taken our courses have gone on to successful careers in Special Effects.

 

The "Pyrotechnics Safety and Legal Awareness Course" is the prerequisite for Pyrotechnics Certification in Canada. It allows successful participants to apply for certification as a "Pyrotechnician", the entry level for pyrotechnics certification in Canada.

Our courses are via ZOOM and are accessible from Coast to Coast.

They are a  full day, 10AM to 5PM **Eastern Time** (they originate in Toronto)

 

Our next Course is scheduled for

Saturday January 21, 2023

from 10 am to 5 pm EDT

On Zoom
See Course Overview

The cost is $248.00 + HST ......... $280.24

 

 

 

 

Payment is due with registration

Please remit by E-Transfer to gunsmokecanada2020@gmail.com

You will not be registered until we receive payment.

Registrations will not be accepted after 12 Noon -  January 18, 2023


This Course will be hosted on ZOOM. You will receive Zoom link two days before.

Special Effect Pyrotechnics (Type F.3) are high-hazard pyrotechnics articles designed for use by professionals.

These articles are used in theatrical productions & concerts and on film and TV sets.

After successfully completing the course you will receive an ROT (Record of Training) from us.

You must submit that, along with your personal information and $102.00 to ERD, to be certified.

This process is done completely online. Once you are certified you'll be able to download a PDF of your Pyro card to carry with you. I suggest you get it laminated. Certification is good for five years.

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DISPLAY FIREWORKS TRAINING

Display Fireworks are also regulated by the Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD).

 

The "Display Fireworks Safety and Legal Awareness Course" is the prerequisite for Fireworks Certification in Canada. It allows successful participants to apply for certification as a "Display Assisstant", the entry level for fireworks certification in Canada.

Our courses are via ZOOM and are accessible from Coast to Coast.

They are a  full day, 10AM to 5PM **Eastern Time** (they originate in Toronto)

Our next Course is scheduled for

Saturday April 1, 2023

from 10 am to 5 pm EST

On Zoom
See Course Overview

Download Manual

The cost is $248.00 + HST ......... $280.24

 

 

Payment is due with registration

Please remit by E-Transfer to gunsmokecanada2020@gmail.com

You will not be registered until we receive payment.

Registrations will not be accepted after 12 Noon -  March 29, 2023

This Course will be hosted on ZOOM. You will receive Zoom link two days before.

After successfully completing the course you will receive an ROT (Record of Training) from us.

You must submit that, along with your personal information and $102.00 to ERD, to be certified.

This process is done completely online. Once you are certified you'll be able to download a PDF of your Pyro card to carry with you. I suggest you get it laminated. Certification is good for five years.

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FIREARMS TRAINING

For the Entertainment Industry ONLY!!!!

We currently have no courses scheduled.

 

PAL (Possession & Acquistion) Canadian Firearms Licence training in Canada may only be in person. We run these courses occasionally. For each class we require a group of ten committed participants. PAL training is two days, done on a weekend. You must take both days to receive a PAL allowing you to handle firearms on stage or on set.

 

Day One - Saturday - Non-Restricted Firearms

8AM to 4:30PM - training

4:30 to 7PM - testing

Half Hour break for lunch.

Day Two - Sunday - Restricted Firearms

8AM to Noon - training

Noon to 2:30PM - testing

No break for lunch.

$475 per person - must be at least 18 years old

- includes both courses, manuals, testing, lunch on day one, coffee, bottled water & snacks both days, etc.

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or are interested in signing up.

Mark Fine - gunsmokecanada2020@gmail.com

OUR NEXT FIREARMS COURSE IS ????????, 2023

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Mark Fine - Pyro & Fireworks Trainer

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Mark founded AirMagic Special Effects in 1988 and grew it for  32 years. GunSmoke Canada is his new adventure.

Mark has taught special effects atToronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson), Humber College, Sheridan College, the University of Guelph, and for CITT, and IATSE locals..