General Safety & Conduct

Safety Policy

WASP Policy

Class B (1.3g) Procedures

Bunker Policy

Salute and Bottom Shot Policy

Gun Replacement Policy

Gate Policy

Please note, the rules and the procedures of the event are subject to change at anytime. 


General Safety and Conduct

General Safety and Conduct

  1. No Class A or other High Explosives, or gasoline, or other flammable liquids can be used for any type of pyrotechnic effect, without the approval of at least two WPA officers and the Event Chair.
  2. Absolutely no live material is to be compounded or discharged outside of the race track. All such activities are confined to the manufacturing and shooting sites. No exceptions!
  3. Instructions and directives of the safety personnel are to be obeyed immediately. Please do not argue with the safety personnel. If you disagree with their instruction/directive, please follow up with a WPA Officer.
  4. Class C devices may only be fired in the designated areas. The Class C areas are well marked and segregated from the other areas.
  5. Remember, many people will be watching our activities, conduct and actions. Many of us are professional Pyrotechnicians and should ensure that we are behaving as such, at all times.
  6. Children must be supervised. Any unattended children in the Class C area will be asked to leave. Children under 18 are not allowed in the Class B areas. Minors 13 years and older may be considered for manufacturing with approval from the Event and Manufacturing Chairs as well as the Board.
  7. If you wish to fly a drone at DoIt for any reason, please contact the Board at
  8. Those who disregard the rules or compromise any aspect of safety may be asked to leave, and may also jeopardize their membership.   Let’s make this a safe and uneventful convention.

Being under the influence of alcohol or any other mind-altering substance is strictly prohibited anywhere within the controlled area of the shooting site. Any member found in violation will be removed from the shooting site.

Safety Policy

General Shooting Guidelines
For the safety of the club, we will follow all NFPA regulations.

Shooting gear requirements: All people at the shooting lines are required to have the following gear on when at the shooting lines: long sleeved shirt, long pants, closed toed shoes, safety glasses. For the B shooting lines, a hardhat is required. Gloves are optional but recommended. All of the clothing should be of a natural fiber, or flameproof fabric, to prevent injuries caused by the clothing melting into the skin in the result of a burn. Hearing protection is highly recommended in all shooting areas. If you do not have the proper type of clothing or gear you will be asked to leave the shooting lines and return only when you do.

Class C shooting: There will be safety volunteers at each shooting line to observe and assist when necessary. If anyone under the age of 18 is at the shooting line, it is mandatory that they have an adult companion with them to guide them. If a child is found without such a companion they will be sent back to the general area and instructed to return only when they have an adult with them. No exceptions will be made.

Class B shooting: In the Class B shooting area you must demonstrate your ability to fire Class B product safely. There will be volunteers at each shooting line who have Class B safety knowledge and will instruct and assist you if you are not sure of the procedures. We will also have full time safety staff around the Class B shooting area if there are any problems.

B Rockets: The B Rockets shooting area will have a volunteer safety person there while the rocket line is open.No composite fueled rocket motor in excess of 29mm is allowed.

Ready Boxes: There will be ready boxes available at each of the shooting lines. This is to be used for the product that is intended to be shot off in the immediate future. If there is not enough room in the ready box for all of the product, then some of it will have to be returned to the appropriate bunker until there is room. If product is left in the ready box past the close of shooting hours it will be returned to the bunker unmarked and fired off by whomever claims it.

Unfired Product: Any product left unfired by Saturday will be destroyed after the cleanup has finished.


Class B (1.3g) Procedures

  1. A member can only pre-order and pay for products from the vendor before the event, under the Club’s ATF license.
  2. Members retrieve their product from the vendor’s magazine.   
  3. Members must immediately bring the product to the Class B magazine (manned by DoIt Volunteers and security staff).
  4. Members give the vendor sale/product list paperwork to magazine staff where Staff will log your products.
  5. PLEASE endeavor to pick up and bring all purchases to the magazine between 10am and 3pm.
  6. All purchasers and shooters of Class B are required to serve a one hour volunteer shift at the Class B magazine.
  7. All members must attend a mandatory safety meeting and obtain a shooter’s wristband; check the online schedule for details. 
  8. Members who have no experience firing 1.3 fireworks must attend a receive training from a member of the Safety Staff. 

*A member may be excused from attending the Class B Safety Class and may receive their approval stamp by showing (a) a PGI™ Shooter’s Certification card, (b) a Commercial Pyrotechnicians License, or (c) other suitable proof of competency to shoot Class B product, to the Safety Chair. Notwithstanding credentials presented by the member, the Safety Chair will determine whether or not the member needs to attend the seminar to obtain the approval stamp. The decisions of the Safety Chair, Convention Chair, and WPA Board of Directors are final on all matters relating to shooting of 1.3g (Class B) product by members duringDoIt.


Bunker Policy

  1. All pyrotechnic articles must be secured in boxes or containers during transit to and from a bunker or shooting line.
  2. Ready boxes located on shooting lines cannot be used for overnight storage, and will be emptied into the primary bunkers at the conclusion of each night of shooting.
  3. Items manufactured on site by members are stored in the Day Box in Manufacturing. Member built items do not get checked into the B Bunker with commercially purchased products. 
  4. There is a bunker available on site for storage. This containers will be monitored by staff and security personnel.
  5. All product will be checked in at the bunker. Class C product that will be shot immediately can be kept in ready boxes. All Class B product stored in the magazines must be logged in. All items stored in the bunker must be in a cardboard box or other suitable container. Each box of product will have a label with the member’s name affixed to the outside. Security Chair with work with you to update the logs each time you enter, or remove product.
  6. Only persons who are listed on the authorized log will be allowed to remove product from their boxes. Persons not authorized on the log will not be allowed to pick up product. The membership name appearing on your name badge will be used for identification. 
  7. Only adults will be allowed to pick up product at the bunker.
  8. All unattended product will be disposed of at the end of the event.

Salute and Bottom Shot Policy

In deference to our host town, Hawthorne, including school age children, pets and people who don’t love it so loud, please note the following policy for salutes and bottom shots on multi-break shells:

  • No shooting of salutes Tuesday-Thursday(school nights) Salutes may be shot Friday and Saturday BEFORE 10 PM
  • Muti-break shells with bottom shots should be fired during salute hours.Exceptions must be approved by the safety chair
  • For salute manufacturing that exceeds the above guidelines, you will need the approval of two (2) WPA board members (preferably at least one who is seasoned in manufacturing) and the Safety Chair. You will also need to notify the manufacturing chair before the event of your intent to build salutes on the manufacturing application. This will allow them to place you in the correct area on-site based on risk assessment.

For questions regarding this policy, contact event chair, Kevin Bollinger (


WASP Rules

The WASP belongs to the WPA. You must replace anything you break.

Do not make any non-standard (i.e.: welding, cutting, bending, etc.) adjustments or modifications to the physical portions of the WASP.

Do not make any programming changes to the computer program of the WASP. If the WASP is not performing properly, ask the WASP staff member for help. You are responsible for restoring the programming should you make any unauthorized changes.

You must buy your own tape.  The WPA will have limited amounts of tape available for purchase.

You must stay with your shells as they are being pasted to monitor and make adjustments as needed.

You must clean up after yourself. (Your mom doesn’t work here).

Be Safe. There doesn’t have to be 100 12 inch shells stacked like Civil War cannon balls waiting around the machine.

Talk to the others who will use the WASP and work out a schedule. Don’t bring a 3 inch when everyone else is pasting 6 inch and vice-versa. You all are over 18 and paying your own bills. Be nice.

Appropriate staff and BOD reserve the right to shut down all WASP operations due to safety issues, weather, acts of God, etc.

Gun Replacement Policy

  1. Any member who damages or destroys a WPA mortar, rack or other piece of club equipment will be responsible to replace it with like kind or in cash. This rule is in effect regardless of the origin or manufacture of the device, except those devices made in seminar workshops.
  2. The member must pay for the replacement of said damages within 60 days of the event, or bring new equipment to the next event before a new registration badge is issued. DoIt safety staff will identify members responsible for replacing equipment.
  3. This set of rules will be posted and referenced for all convention attendees at the time members sign the waiver in registration. A current list of gun replacement costs will be included.

Replacement Gun

2023 Costs

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Gate policy

The gate policy is designed to avoid misunderstandings regarding what will and won’t be allowed out of the race track. This pertains to anything purchased or acquired within the gates of the race track. The WPA’s intent is not to stop anyone from legally purchasing product on site and legally transporting it off site. Anyone in possession of the proper permits, licenses, and appropriate transportation papers for the State of Nevada and federal regulations for the material in question will be allowed to leave with their product.

The following items will be allowed out of the race track without any paperwork:

  • Visco fuse (all diameters)
  • Time fuse
  • All non-mixed chemicals
  • Pyrotechnic comps/mixtures available via mail order without a permit or
  • sold over the counter for consumer use in Nevada.
  • All inert materials (i.e., paper and plastic products; all printed materials, etc.)
  • Black powder (Quantity of one pound or less per day)
  • Sticky Match (and other 1.4s products)
  • Novelty Items
  • Certain marked 1.4G product, see note below

These items are not allowed through the gate without proper paperwork:

  • Most Class C/1.4G and all Class B/1.3G firework items. This includes live antique fireworks sold as collectibles.
  • Black powder (quantities greater than 1lb per day)
  • Quick match
  • Stars and live pyrotechnic inserts (whistles, serpents, small insert shells, lance, etc.)
  • Pyrotechnic comps/mixtures not available via mail order without a permit or sold over the counter for consumer use in Arizona.
  • Electric match

Any pyrotechnic item that requires paperwork to purchase and transport outside of Do It will require the same paperwork to leave Do It. As to the inclusion of live antique fireworks sold as collectables, as long as the local, state and federal authorities make no legal and enforcement distinction between these items and other class B and C items, we cannot make the distinction either.

Certain Class C products are permitted to leave the gate. Vendors will place a sticker on product pieces that are permitted to leave the race track gates.