The University of Iowa

Fireworks, Pyro and Flame Effects before an Audience

Any university group wishing to incorporate fireworks, pyrotechnics, or flame effect into an event must submit the proposal to the University’s Fire Safety Coordinator no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.  Information needed in the submittal is as follows:

  • Operator/pyro-technician's licensing information and experience
  • Devices being displayed/shot, including device specifications and safety data sheets.
  • Distances from the audience, including maps and measurements
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance for coverage in accordance with UI Risk Management requirements.

 All the above information must be submitted to:       

Any questions about this policy can be sent to Bruce McAvoy at 319-335-5389 or