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Pyrotechnician Board of Examiners

Pyrotechnician Board of Examiners

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health 


  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor with respect to examinations, experience, and competence of such applicants
  • Hold hearings prior to Commissioner's determination to suspend or revoke certificates, or to refuse renewal of certificates
  • Report findings and recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such hearings


12NYCRR 61 

Membership Structure

The Commissioner shall appoint at least three examining boards. At least one member of such board shall be a certified Pyrotechnician and at least one other member of such board shall be a representative of a company that conducts pyrotechnics or fireworks shows. The members of the board and their representatives shall serve without salary or per diem allowance but shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties pursuant to this section, provided however that such members and representatives are not, at the time such expenses are incurred, public employees or public officers otherwise entitled to such reimbursement.

Current Board Members

Member Member County of Residence Member Qualifications
Paul Dean Jr. Bergen County, NJ Certified Pyrotechnician
Kevin Fritschler Oneida Representative of a Company
Steve Krishoff Westchester Certified Pyrotechnician
Robert Lapietro Schenectady Certified Pyrotechnician
William Minnich Jr. Erie Representative of a Company
James Young Monroe Representative of a Company


Board Financials

Pyrotechnic Examining Board Examining Board
Organization, Title
Member Name County of Residence FY 2022-23
Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses Est. FY 2024-25 Expenses
Local One I.A.T.S.E., Theatre Business Manager  Paul Dean Jr. Bergen County, NJ $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
American Fireworks Display LLC. , Owner Kevin Fritschler Oneida $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
K F/X Special Effects, Retired Steve Krishoff Westchester $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Fireworks by Grucci, Certified Pyrotechnician Robert Lapietro Schenectady $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Minnich Enterprises Inc., Owner William Minnich Jr. Erie $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Young Explosives Corporation, President James Young Monroe $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Meeting Information

Meeting Dates: March 27, 2024

Meetings: May 2022 Board Meeting Recording

Agendas: View the entire meeting here

Minutes: May 2022 Board Meeting Minutes Pending

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required