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NFA Announcements

NFA Announces the Formation of the Veterans Fireworks Committee at Expo

At the 2023 Expo in Fort Wayne, IN formed a special committee comprised of veterans who work in the fireworks industry or who own a fireworks related business. The full press release can be found below.

NFA Consumer Fireworks Identification Guide

The NFA offers this guide as a reference source to AHJ's and fireworks businesses as a guide to identify UN0336 Fireworks 1.4G items properly.  The intent is towards public safety and making sure that only those fireworks that meet CPSC guidelines for consumer sale are offered in public retail locations.  UN0336 Fireworks 1.4G - For Professional Use Only are not intended for nor should be sold in public retail locations in order to ensure the safety of the general public.  UN0336 Fireworks 1.4G For Professional Use Only items should only be sold to and used by those with the proper training, equipment and experience to ensure the safety of users and spectators alike.

NFA Announces Their Definition of Professional Use Only for Pyrotechnics and Fireworks

The requirement for Professional Use Only is met by a person when they have the necessary knowledge through education, skill, training, demonstration, and/or prior experience to safely, legally and responsibly use articles pyrotechnic or fireworks.  Professional use does not require that a person be employed or compensated to use Professional Use Only products.  Professional use does not require use to be in commerce and personal entertainment purposes are allowed.  Professional Use Only products may not be used by a person that does not have knowledge and training on how to use the products safely, legally and responsibly unless they are under the direct and continuous supervision of a person meeting the requirements of Professional Use.


Testing, training, interviewing, a resume review, contacting references, or any other reasonable review process are all acceptable methods of determining if a person has met the requirement of having the knowledge necessary to safely, legally and responsibly use Professional Use Only products.

         -- August 1, 2022

NFA Appears on Newsmax and in today’s Wall Street Journal

July 3rd, 2021

NFA - Revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form Update

August 26th, 2021


September 6th, 2021

NFA April Cyber Newsletter

March 30th, 2021

NFA April Cyber Newsletter

March 30th, 2021


April 1st, 2021

NFA Launches New Safety Video with CPSC

June 26th, 2021

NFA Port of Long Beach Shipping Update

May 18th, 2021

NFA June Cyber Newsletter

June 21st, 2021

In Memoriam of Garry Hanson, NFA Vice President

November 17th, 2020

"STAND WITH THE NFA" Fundraising Drive 2020-2021

November 22th, 2020

PHMSA has officially adopted the revised and updated APA 87-1 2018 version parts A-C into regulation effective on November 25, 2020

December 8th, 2020

Notice of Enforcement Discretion
Determination: Random Controlled
Substance and Alcohol Testing

July 10th, 2020

NFA - Reminder to Drug Clearinghouse

July 10th, 2020

NFA - Stephen Houser discusses safety on CNN

July 4th, 2020

NFA Launches #SaveTheFourth Petition

April 24th, 2020

NFA - Let us Help Broadcast your Demo Event!

April 6th, 2020

Transportation Outlook: COVID-19

April 21st, 2020

NFA - DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing - FMSCA Guidance

April 6th, 2020


Updates SMS Website

April 17th, 2020

NFA - Federal Relief Programs Loan Information

April 3rd, 2020

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