In the first volume of the "Pyro Visual Safety Training Series" (total of thirteen), the first of this volume introduces the reader to the world of pyrotechnics. Chapters explore the types of pyrotechnics used; classification of explosive materials; monitoring ATF compliance and ensuring safety. Other articles provide the reader with information on fireworks laws and regulations. Next chapter is devoted to display permits and ignition devices. The final chapter covers basics of chemistry of fireworks; manufacture process including aerial shell construction and much more.