Introduction to special effects used during theatrical performances and before a proximate audience. A brief description of special effects types and an overview of product design, set-up and safety aspects will be provided. Steven currently serves as the Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office Compliance Officer. He is responsible for Special Operations of the SFMO. One major component of Special Operations is the explosives enforcement program. He has worked in emergency services for over 26 years. and served in a fire marshal role for 18 of the 26 years.