Fireworks Safety and Common Sense

 It's time!  the 4th of July is right around the corner...send out the invitations, get the pools opened and ready, clean the BBQ grills and, Oh yeah!  decide where your going to buy your fireworks for the party!  Obviously we recommend for their vast selection and low prices on fireworks, the fact that they ship to your door makes it a no brainer!  With that decided, let's talk about fireworks safety and common sense.  There are several groups trying to interfere with your freedom to celebrate our nations freedom as our Fore Fathers have for 200 years.  Their biggest argument is simple, fireworks are dangerous, fireworks can seriously injure you, so they think that Americans should not be allowed to use them.  They want to protect you, from you!

   We prefer to look at data and facts, something the anti fireworks crowd seems to leave out of their advertisements and lobbies. Here are some recent Fireworks Facts posted by the American Pyrotechnics Association showing that although the amount of fireworks used in the USA has increased from 29 million pounds in 1976 to 265 million pounds in 2007, that the number of injuries has dropped from 38.3 injuries per 100,000 lbs in 1976, to 3.7 per 100,000 lbs in 2007.  Looking at emergency room statistics, riding bikes and outdoor sports are responsible for many more annual injuries than fireworks!

   Fireworks construction and reliability have greatly improved over the years attributing to the declining injury rates so what can we do while celebrating the holiday to contribute to the trend?  Use common sense!  Some fireworks such as sparklers can burn at over 2,000 degrees and aerial shells can cover a large area of the sky, here are some common sense tips to insure your celebration ends with great memories and your guests looking forward to next year, instead of a trip to the emergency room.

1. Never use fireworks if you have been consuming alcohol, leave it to a sober responsible person.
2. Never allow young children to use fireworks unsupervised, hide and secure left over fireworks from youngsters.
3. Always follow label instructions.
4. Distance is your friend, before lighting any firework look around, if it tips or something goes wrong are Grandma and the baby a safe distance away?
5. Secure all repeater and tube devices to prevent tipping, fireworks can travel much farther along the ground than straight up in the air!
6. Always be aware of fire hazards such as dry grasses, fields, brush etc. It's a good idea to have a hose at ready, if not available a simple pump type garden sprayer can douse a small fire before it spreads.
7. Use a launcher with all rocket type fireworks, we recommend a piece of sturdy metal pipe, NEVER glass and preferably not plastic or PVC, and it's a good idea to slightly angle away form spectaters to prevent sticks from falling back into the crowd.
8. After your display, always check the area for unfired devices and NEVER leave them out for kids to find.
9. Respect your neighbors, stop shooting at a agreeable hour for the event.
10. Finally, clean up your mess!  It never hurts to grab a rake and trash bags the following morning to remove any debris from adjoining properties, they will appreciate your efforts and be less likely to complain.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dominator Fireworks Announces $500 Contest Winner!!

   US Fireworks agreed to host the videos for the Dominator Spring Showdown contest, as well as supply the winner with $500 of prize product and Dominator has announced the winning show!  "FireJunkie" from South Carolina scripted the winning show and will be receiving his fireworks as soon as he makes a wish list from US Fireworks wide selection of Dominator product.  The judges agreed, with 17 shows entered it was tough to narrow it down to one that was the best, but felt that they made the right choice picking this show.


   Click here for a video of the award winning fireworks show simulation!!.

   Dominator continues to work closely with Finale scripting software and is continually simulating more of their product line to include in the software, making it easier than ever for everyone from backyard once a year shooters to the top professionals to script and shoot award winning fireworks displays.  The latest version of Finale even includes voice prompts for pinboard and wireless system users making amatuer pyromusicals possible for almost anyone to shoot!

   Here is a list of the all consumer legal product that was used to make the show in the video, and all of it is available right here at  Not listed is 3 amazing new fireworks for 2010 that US Fireworks will soon have in stock, they are:  Giant Willow with Color Tips, Monster Strobe and Waterfall...check back for them soon!

Ruby Sky
Emerald Meteor
Top Shelf reloadable shells
Disco Flash Strobes
Breaking News
Ring Thing
Sky Diamonds

   Congratulations to the winner!   Watch for information on Dominator's new simulation contest which will be announced soon.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Make your wedding sparkle

just like the ring on

your finger.

There is nothing more dazzling then the bride and groom arriving, departing or toasting with sparklers lighting up that special Kodak moment.
What great memories you will have of the union of your love
with your first dance surrounded
by the "sparkle", creating a magical memory.

Giving them as a favor with personalized matches for your guest to use later


replacing bird seed and confetti for the departure, sparklers
have many uses to give your wedding that extra glimmer
and ambiance to create an unforgettable,
magical day.

To order or check out other sparklers and prices click here SPARKLERS.
Call in your order, there is no hazardous materials fee with sparklers.
Remember to please use caution.
Do not use indoors.
Adult supervision is recommended if children are present.


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Monday, February 8, 2010

$500 Prize! - Fireworks Contest

Picasso had paint, Mozart had a piano and Pyros have fireworks. Enter the Dominator/ Finale firework contest and create your own work of art, a fireworks show with Finale software and Dominator fireworks .
The winner will receive
$500.00 worth of Dominator Fireworks.

A panel of three judges will take into account your creativity, timing, effect matching, balance in the sky, realism and meeting the time and cue restrictions in the rules.
Watch for yourself what you can create:


If you are the winner $500.00 worth of fireworks will be shipped free of charge or available for pick-up at participating dealers, nationwide.


There will be a 2nd contest May 1st and the winner of that will be sponsored to be fired in the Unlimited Class C at the PGI. Participation in the first contest will be an added bonus to the judging of the second. We encourage you to enter both.
For details please visit the sponsor's website page here
Dominator Fireworks Contest.
Get Creative, Get your timing right, and Get Crazy!!!!!! (the legal kind of crazy).
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dogs & Fireworks - Top 10 July 4th Tips for Owners

Dogs can be fearful of fireworks and other loud noises but here are some tips to help with their anxiety.

1.) Make a party of it! Ignore any fearful behavior and do not try to comfort your pet. The animal will pick up on your anxiety and this may make the problem worse. Pampering a pet that appears frightened can reward and encourage this behavior. Instead turn it into a party and your pet will follow your lead! However, fireworks are dangerous so never let your dog get too near a lit fireworks. Keep them a safe distance at all times, as with all of your party guests.

2.) Don’t punish your pet. This only confirms that there is something to be afraid of.

3.) Dogs that are exposed to loud noises at a early age can cope with them much better then adult dogs. If your pet shows no sign of adapting to the load noises then the best place for your dog is at home where they are familiar.

4.) Take your dog out for a walk early in the evening before the fireworks start.

5.) Close the curtains to reduce the noise & light from outside.

6.) Play some music or have the TV on to help cover the noise of fireworks.

7.) Keep close watch on your dog, if they become frightened they might try to escape and can easily become lost. So, make sure your dog has his collar and ID tags on.

8.) Play a rigorous game of catch or fetch with your dog in the early evening hours, to give your dog a chance to burn off some energy and tire him out a bit.

9.) If your dog becomes nervous, try introducing a brand new toy or treat such as a long-lasting chewy one!

10.) Try to plan ahead and ask your vet for some dog anxiety medicine, or order something like Pet Calm pills or spray.
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

How to Use Senko Hanabi Sparklers

Senko Hanabi Sparklers are something different then your usual sparkler.

These are actually not a traditional wire sparkler that you wave around in the air. In fact, if you don't hold Senko Hanabi Sparklers very still, they will not work. These sparklers are wildly popular in Japan, but little known in the USA. If you learn how to use them correctly, you will appreciate the beautiful lacy gold sparks that are like no other firework.

The proper way to use a Senko Hanabi Sparkler is to hold it upside down, with the small packet of powder on the bottom. Use a lighter to get the paper burning. The paper and powder will begin to burn (this is not the sparkler effect). Wait for several seconds (up to about 30 seconds) for a small molten ball to form. Then, after several more seconds sparks will begin to shoot out of the molten ball as seen in the video. If you shake the sparkler, the molten ball will fall off and the effect will be ruined. So, hold the sparkler very still (you can also tape the sparkler to something rigid so you don't have to worry about it moving). If you are holding the sparkler, make sure to hold it away from your feet and not over any flammable material. The small molten ball can fall off and when it lands on something, its very hot.

Finally, find a location were the wind is very light, as once again, the little molten ball can fall off very easy and ruin the effect.

This effect is not a big bad spectacular effect, but it is silently beautiful. Once you see the delicate gold lacy sparks you will also be hooked on this get little novelty. Great fun the whole family can enjoy!

Buy Senko Hanabi Sparklers

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How to turn your campfires blue and green!

Campfire Blue is a really neat item that in actually non-fireworks and therefore can be shipped overnight mail or regular post. If you are interested in ordering this item, or any sparklers, smoke or snake items, just give us a call at 269-663-6110.

All you need to do is sprinkle the contents of the package onto the campfire or throw a few packs right into the fire, and you will get beautiful green and blue flames for several minutes.

The colors are really very nice and are sure to add a lost of excitement to your evening!

Give one a try today!! Comes 10 packs to a box. Buy Campfire Blue On-line.

Here is a video of what Campfire Blue looks like:
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Monday, June 1, 2009

US Fireworks June Blow-out Specials

Welcome to the USFireworks JUNE BLOW-OUT SPECIAL **!!!

We need to cut-off shipping by June 23rd to ensure you get your fireworks in time for July 4th.
Therefore, there are only 22 days left until the cut-off.

We will send you one free item, for each day before the cut-off.

Therefore, if you order today, you get 22 free items. Wait until next week and only get 15 free items!

As a special Bonus,

Receive a FREE High Quality 12 shot 500G Rip the Sky display cake, valued at $37 with all orders
of $500 or more!

Examples of some FREE** items you will receive in the June Blow-out

** $400 minimum purchase to be eligible for June Special

So what are you waiting for? Start Shopping!!

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