The National Fireworks Association play host to thousands of firework buyers, sellers, manufacturers and enthusiasts from across the states (well, apart from the 15 states that have banned fireworks that is!) all gathered for the annual convention.
The gathering gives the manufacturers the opportunity to showcase the new products for 2013/14 season and each night they conclude proceedings with demonstrations. We should add that these are not displays in the usual sense as each piece is fired separately to enable viewers the chance to rate each item and decide whether they think it might appear in their displays in the forthcoming year. Several countries will have the chance to show their wares alongside the last American manufacturers.
Earlier on the same evening, the National Fireworks Association will hold a special safety demonstration using just consumer fireworks to show just how dangerous the most humble of small fireworks can be in the wrong hands.
Below is a promotional video for the National Fireworks Association produced by the PassFire team.
July 4th is just around the corner, many Americans and their well-wishers will be putting everything in place for the celebration of the American Independence. Lighting up the sky with fireworks has been an integral part of this celebration.
The thrills of fireworks can also bring the pain if it is handled wrongly. Therefore, as you make your fireworks display, I wish to gently remind you to follow the safety tips and the fireworks code.
Remember to take care of your pets as most animals are “allergic” to noise. Of course, young children must not be involved in the handling of fireworks at any stage. Remember, first thing first —- do the fireworks first before doing the alcohol. For full details on these plus handling and layout procedures, visit our website.
Have you ever wondered how fireworks work, well we found the perfect infographic called ‘Beyond the Boom’?
The firework infographic looks at the up and coming 4th July celebrations and explains mind-boggling facts, for example, did you know that the American firework industry makes nearly $1 BILLION annually.
It also dissects a firework to show how they work in the night sky, how high they go, the different speeds and the performance of the different sized shells.
Another interesting aspect is the breakdown of some of the biggest and amazing fireworks displays around the USA like Macy’s firework spectacular.
The video below by Dr Nikolay Gerasimchuk, who is a professor of chemistry at Missouri State University, explains a little more about the chemical reactions of propellants and explosives inside fireworks.