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Pyrotechnician Board of Examiners

Pyrotechnician Board of Examiners

Meeting Information

Pyrotechnician Board of Examiners Meeting May 15, 2024

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Pyrotechnician Board Meeting 05-15-2024


Past Pyrotechnician Board of Examiners Meeting
May 27, 2022ViewViewMay 2022 Board Meeting Minutes Pending

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required 

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

MemberMember County of ResidenceMember Qualifications
Kevin FritschlerOneidaRepresentative of a Company
Steve KrishoffWestchesterCertified Pyrotechnician
Robert LapietroSchenectadyCertified Pyrotechnician
William Minnich Jr.ErieRepresentative of a Company
James YoungMonroeRepresentative of a Company


Board Financials

Pyrotechnic Examining Board Examining Board
Organization, Title
Member NameCounty of ResidenceFY 2022-23
Est. FY 2023-24 ExpensesEst. FY 2024-25 Expenses
American Fireworks Display LLC. , OwnerKevin FritschlerOneida$0.00$0.00$0.00
K F/X Special Effects, RetiredSteve KrishoffWestchester$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fireworks by Grucci, Certified PyrotechnicianRobert LapietroSchenectady$0.00$0.00$0.00
Minnich Enterprises Inc., OwnerWilliam Minnich Jr.Erie$0.00$0.00$0.00
Young Explosives Corporation, PresidentJames YoungMonroe$0.00$0.00$0.00