Many Types of Firework Events Popular for Fourth of July

In every corner of the country, folks will soon be celebrating the birth of our nation on July 4th. From hometown parades and barbeques to outdoor concerts and historical reenactments, there are so many fun festivities for every age range and interest. Perhaps the...

What to do with Duds and Misfires

A firework “dud” is a shell or any other device that leaves the mortar but doesn’t function properly in the air, instead falling to the ground unexploded. Some people may mistakenly call a “misfire” a “dud” when instead a misfire is a firework or device that fails...

75th Anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge Illuminated with Fireworks

Magnificent fireworks lit up the bay in honor of the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary on May 27th, 2012. Thousands of spectators crowded to the San Francisco waterfront to enjoy a beautifully choreographed firework show set to many genres of music.  The beginning...

Mortar Shell Lodges in Man's Chest

Wow, this is scary! A Minnesota man is in critical condition after being rushed to the emergency room with an unexploded firework from his chest. Nick Beheng, 31, was shooting off fireworks from a hand-held mortar tube when the more-than-just-minor mishap occurred –...

Fireworks Fitting For a Queen

What a sight to see! The official colors of England – red, white and blue – were illuminated on Buckingham Palace in London as an amazing assortment of fireworks burst out over head. As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration (in honor of the 60th year...