Last week I ticked something off my list that has been there for quite sometime; attending a pyrotechnics safety awareness course.
I have been using pyrotechnics since 2011 and like most things circus I was trained on how to use them by another performer. I had meant to go on a course for a while, not because there is any legal requirement for me to do so, the pyros we use are ones available to the general public, but because its nice to have a shiny certificate and blow things up. safely, of course!
For those who don’t know what they look like while in use by fire performers, here is a picture
(this is my friend Kat with a pyro staff in front of me and I’m behind with a set of pyro clubs)
Here is a link to the company that ran the course