There's a lot of good stuff in this issue, but, to me, Kathleen and Michael Eddy's look at standards for pyro is of primary importance. We all saw the horrific images of the Rhode Island club fire, with its incredible, mind-numbing fatalities. It remains a sobering reminder that, unless it is handled with care, entertainment lighting and effects equipment can produce deadly results.
Overall, it seems to me, this industry has a good record when it comes to safety. People are trained to