Pyrotechnic Operators Permit

Pyrotechnic Operators Permit authorizes setting up and discharging 1.3G and qualifying 1.4G special fireworks at public displays for which a display permit has been issued.

To qualify for this permit, an individual must do the following:

  • Submit verifiable documentation of at least six (6) public displays in Alaska which you participated as an assistant (this display must have been permitted through the Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety office) or
  • Submit a copy of your out-of-state pyrotechnic license and
  • Successfully pass the written examination administered by the Alaska Division of Fire and Life Safety office.

For renewal of the Alaska Pyrotechnic Operator's Permit, an individual must:

  • Successfully pass the written examination administered by Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire and Life Safety office.

Pyrotechnic Operators Permit Examination

A score of 90% is required to pass and the closed book test must be completed in one hour.

This test must be proctored in one of the Division of Fire and Life Safety office's. Locations are in Anchorage and Juneau. To make an appointment to take the test, please contact Marie Collins (contact information is at the bottom of this page).

In the event the prospective pyrotechnic operator fails the test, it may be retaken after a twenty-four hour waiting period has elapsed IF the individual proctoring the test has that time slot available.

Should the test be failed a second time, a fifteen-day waiting period is required prior to re-examining.

Test Reference Materials: 2006 IFC Chapter 33, 13 AAC 51.025 (94) (105), AS 18.72, 2006 NFPA 1123, 1124, and 1126.

The permit is valid for three years from the date of issue.

Alaska Pyrotechnic Operators

Updated May 10, 2017
Permit NumberFull NameIssue DateExpiration Date
FWP18-004 Bennett, Devren 5/9/2017 5/9/2020
FWP18-002 Berg, David 5/9/2017 5/9/2020
FWP18-005 Bird, Daniel 5/10/2017 5/10/2020
FWP15-001 Bowen, Michael 11/24/2014 11/24/2017
FWP15-006 Bowen, Wade 5/6/2015 5/6/2018
FWP16-001 Brown, Matt 11/16/2015 11/16/2018
FWP15-002 Clark, Kylie 12/16/2014 12/16/2017
FWP16-003 Clark, Meghan 6/20/2016 6/20/2019
FWP15-005 Denherder, Jacob 4/20/2015 4/20/2018
FWP15-004 Dahlberg, Sigrid 1/26/2015 1/26/2018
FWP15-003 Dietz-Clark, Vivian 12/17/2014 12/17/2017
FWP15-008 Johnson, Lynn 6/2/2015 6/2/2018
FWP18-003 Laurent, Thomas 5/9/2017 5/9/2020
FWP18-007 Mattingly, Jacqueline 5/22/2017 5/22/2020
FWP18-006 Mattingly, J. Larry 5/22/2017 5/22/2020
FWP16-002 O'Connell, Kevin 5/4/2016 5/4/2019
FWP17-001 Rankin, Murphy 10/26/2016 10/26/2019
FWP18-001 Schwarzenberger, Daniel 4/3/2017 4/3/2020
FWP15-007 Schmidt, Anthony 6/2/2015 6/2/2018
FWP18-008 Sprehe, Dorianne 6/19/2017 6/19/2020

You can download the application below:

For further information please contact:

Marie Collins
5700 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-5625
Fax: (907) 338-4375