(Pyro) Chemical explosive or flammable firework effects with a manual detonation. Usually electrically fired with special designed fail-safe equipment. Types of pyro range from the Theatrical Flash (a flash and a cloud of smoke) to the Maroon (which produces a very loud bang). A Gerb is a version of the Roman Candle firework, throwing a shower of sparks into the air. All pyrotechnics should be used with close reference to local licensing laws, and the manufacturers instructions.