Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions about our industry. Some of the most common questions can be answered below. Just click on a question to see the answer. If you do not see an answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.

We understand that budgets can be tight but that doesn’t mean a fireworks show is out of reach. We can design a fireworks show that is exciting and spectacular for a wide variety of budgets. Just contact us to discuss your needs and we will work with you design a show that’s perfect for your event.

Short answer: No, it is illegal for us to sell fireworks to unlicensed individuals. We are licensed professionals with years of experience, it’s best to let us handle it – it’s what we do best!

Yes. New York State and most local governments require fireworks display permits, but don’t let that scare you! We provide permit filing service for our clients or we will help guide you through the process.

All insurance for the fireworks display is included in our price. It includes all materials, labor, liability, transportation, and workers compensation – no surprise add-on costs and no worries.

Yes! We offer a variety of different indoor pyrotechnic effects such as flames, strobes, and confetti cannons.

Fireworks can be very safe if handled correctly. Our pyrotechnicians are licensed and go through a yearly training and safety course. In order to ensure a clean safety record, we comply by all local, state, and federal safety regulations.

We import our products from many different fireworks manufacturers such as Spain, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and China. In addition to the wide variety of imported products, we manufacture our own fireworks on site. We have been manufacturing different types fireworks at our plant since 1949. We offer many specialty shells and our BOOMS are like no other.

We have a training course every year in May. If you would like to become a certified pyrotechnician, please contact us by using the form on our contact page.


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Young Explosives Corporation offers a consultation service designed to determine what your needs are and to ensure that your show will be a complete success. We will work with you and your local authority regarding National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) guidelines, insurance and regulations.

We have an enormous inventory of aerial shells at Young Explosives that allows customers to have a variety of effects in their show. Our shells range from 2″ to 12″ and come in a variety of different colors and styles, as well as specialized shapes such as hearts, stars and smiley faces. Ground effects are a great way to add depth and variety when fired alongside aerial shells and ground effects are perfect for smaller events. We offer hundreds of different types of multi shot effects. Our hand made set pieces are perfect for weddings and birthday parties.

Young Explosives has been in business since 1949. We have learned a lot along the way and knowledge of the industry has been passed down for generations. Rest easy, you can trust that our 70 years of experience will make your event spectacular.

One great thing about this business is that our employees love their job. It is extremely important to us that our staff is courteous and respectful to our clients, their property, and their guests. We are always willing and excited to help with whatever you need.

Outdoor displays are our specialty. Consisting of aerial shells, ground effects or a combination of both, outdoor displays can be customized to fit your specifications. Like our outdoor displays, customization is also possible for indoor shows. We offer a variety of different indoor effects such as: strobes, fountains and flames. Indoor displays are a great way to enhance a concert or to get your sports team pumped up for the big game.

All our employees attended an annual training class to make sure we are always up to date with safety regulations and company policies. We have over 40 employees who are specifically licensed by New York State to be Lead Operators of a fireworks show. We work closely with local police and fire departments to help insure that safety is ALWAYS #1 priority.

People always ask what we do in the wintertime. Aside from fireworks shows, we manufacture our own hand made fireworks in the winter. The tradition has been passed down from our founder, Robert Young. Great care and skill is required to build our fireworks, and they are sure to impress your audience.

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