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    Default Just three days away and no "Fireworks are evil" threads...

    ...interesting.


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    Default Fireworks evil??

    Ask my neighbors kids about getting the booster line from my antique engine turned onto them when I asked them repeatedly not to launch bottle rockets so that they landed on my roof...........
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    Fireworks display every Thursday from last week of June to first week of September for the last 15 years. 0 incidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Ask my neighbors kids about getting the booster line from my antique engine turned onto them when I asked them repeatedly not to launch bottle rockets so that they landed on my roof...........
    I will not launch any fireworks on to your roof. But can I take your antique engine out for a spin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
    I will do it with thought, care, and sobriety.

    Now where's the fun in THAT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrmnk View Post
    Now where's the fun in THAT?
    Might have a slight buzz for the little things, but it will be below .08BAC
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
    I will not launch any fireworks on to your roof. But can I take your antique engine out for a spin?
    If you can drive a non synchronized transmission (double clutching) and are ever in the Lehigh Valley, Pa. area look me up. You have to put 10 bucks worth of gas in....(which will get you three miles.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    If you can drive a non synchronized transmission (double clutching) and are ever in the Lehigh Valley, Pa. area look me up. You have to put 10 bucks worth of gas in....(which will get you three miles.)
    That I can do! I will even put $20 of gas in the tank!
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    If it makes you feel better.... Fireworks are evil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
    That I can do! I will even put $20 of gas in the tank!
    ok. 6 miles.
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    Down here most neighborhoods sound like a war zone from about 10AM until 2AM. Basically everything short of a 155mm howitzer shell is legal.

    Normally we'll run 2-4 fires. Generally brush but every other year we'll catch a structure. We'll catch a fairly significant wreck as well plus a couple of more EMS than usual.

    This year we have had close to 3 weeks of solid 100 degree temps and no significant rain in close to a month, so things look bad. Temps are gonna hit 100 every day right through at least next Tuesday.

    Wouldn't be surprised if we did 8-10 fire on the 4th plus another 6-8 medicals due to the heat.

    I'm off but expect to stay in town and respond as a volunteer. I have a feeling they'll need the help.

    And yes, as a fire and life safety educator, fireworks are evil.

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    So have your fire code official grow a set, declare the use of fireworks temporarily forbidden due to dry conditions, and then you, mister pubed can publicize the fact that they are forbidden and why.
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    Would love to, but that is the Chief's decision, and he has already decided that if he places a burn ban in effect, it will not be until after July4th.

    Out on the parish, residents don't take a liking to a burn ban, or restrictions of any kind.

    The mentality towards fireworks is VERY different from the mentality up north. I still don't understand the incredible fascination that some folks have with them down here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Out on the parish, residents don't take a liking to a burn ban, or restrictions of any kind.
    Too f*cking bad. Here, let me explain:

    This is what the Fire Code Official writes in the narration section of the non-traffic citation:

    "Violation of section xxxxxx of the International Fire Code/2006 (as adopted) Failure to obey the fire code official when directed to cease and desist all outdoor burning activities."

    Then, in the penalty section, you write "$1000"

    Then, every time the perpetrator opens their mouth, you add another zero. Eventually, they will stop bitching about the restrictions! Unless, of course, they are as stupid as you are.
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    We are so dry around here that just the word "fireworks" sparks a blaze. The county commissioner decided to ban "stick rockets and missiles with fins." Never mid the artillery rounds, they never fall back to earth. /rolleyes

    That being said, my kids are going to have fun blowing up any number of ground burst fireworks while I sit at the station waiting for the not so intelligent people to light the county on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaSvn View Post
    We are so dry around here that just the word "fireworks" sparks a blaze. The county commissioner decided to ban "stick rockets and missiles with fins." Never mid the artillery rounds, they never fall back to earth. /rolleyes

    That being said, my kids are going to have fun blowing up any number of ground burst fireworks while I sit at the station waiting for the not so intelligent people to light the county on fire.
    "Ground burst fireworks" , dry conditions.. letting your kids set off fireworks...

    It sounds like by you fall into the" not so intelligent " crowd.
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    We have had Haines 5 conditions every day for a week now.

    So far, no fires in the City limits.

    The fire department has been doing the City Fireworks display for the past 20+ years. We are doing the same show this year that we did last year. A mix of 3", 4" and 8" shells. We used to handlight with road flares, but hand-lighting 8" sucks so bad that we started experimenting with electric matches. We have gone to all electric firing now. Shows are much better, much safer. Guys enjoy the show much more too.

    1/2 the department members are licensed pyrotechnicians. We did our annual refresher last night.

    We have a new hazard though. There has been a 10 acre vacant lot for future cemetery expansion that has been covered in weeds for decades. Every year, just before the 4th, the cemetery owners would mow it so that we didn't have a fire problem. This year, they decided they wanted to try and make some money, so they planted it in wheat. It is almost dry now and will be ready for harvest in about 10 days. But it is a tinderbox, in an area where lots of fireworks go off every year. Chief is a pessimist. He thinks we will burn it off this weekend.

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    Starting tonight, I'm going to drink and drink heavily. Going to get stupid drunk so I don't know my name. Then I'm going to light off some big fireworks, the ones I got out of state, the really big good ones too. I am going to hold these big bottle rockets in my hand and launch them at the neighbors house.

    Then, when I get hungry, I'm going to grill burgers in my garage and then sit by the campfire that I light with a can of gasoline and pass out.

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    Major drought continues out here in the Texas Hill Country and yes, we are very nervous about aerial fireworks. We've got major burn bans on in almost every county and I'm personally concerned about 2 sets of new neighbors on our private gravel road, since they are from the cities and have lots of relatives. (In other words, "C'mon, grand-kids, lemme show you what a Roman Candle is...")(These neighbors have repeatedly lied about trespassing, so those of us who live out here don't trust them.)

    Will hopefully be on a truck in a parade in Johnson City in the pm, but will rush back to check on my 16 acres, home, structures and pets. I put Burn Ban notices in all mailboxes on our private road this morning.

    I love fireworks as much as anyone, but AFTER a flood or rain, please! (And of course I don't care about firecrackers, sparklers, or small non-moving ground stuff.)
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    I finally got to talk to our fire marshal today about our "weird" regulations. In the city where I work FT, bottle rockets aren't allowed. You can shoot anything bigger, but not bottle rockets. There's even measurements and weights defining the bottle rockets (I believe anything 1/2 ounce or smaller).

    Apparently this little rule stems from an incident in the 80's when a city councilman's house burned because of a bottle rocket. Because of that, he pushed for a bottle rocket ban and got it done. However, they've never modified it to include larger projectiles, or to just do away with it.

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    We had our Fireworks show on July 1. Both Edmonton and Calgary had a pretty good one too. They shot off 16 inch shells. My son told me he pulled extra duty because all trucks were out on the aprons due to dry conditions. Surprisingly, no fires reported though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    Starting tonight, I'm going to drink and drink heavily. Going to get stupid drunk so I don't know my name. Then I'm going to light off some big fireworks, the ones I got out of state, the really big good ones too. I am going to hold these big bottle rockets in my hand and launch them at the neighbors house.

    Then, when I get hungry, I'm going to grill burgers in my garage and then sit by the campfire that I light with a can of gasoline and pass out.


    [sarcasm]You sound ready to become a Mississippian. [/sarcasm]

    There's already been a brushfire call down in the southern part of my county - twenty minutes before the festivities were even supposed to begin for the birth of our country!

    ... Which raises the question, I suppose, of who actually wants to set fire works off at 11:40PM on July 3rd? Ah, well. Premature celebration.

    I've got 80 bucks of boom power, legally bought here in my state, ready to ignite as soon as it gets dark. I'm gonna be as safe and smart as I can for my celebrations - granted, I suppose the 'smart' thing to do would be to let the mortar cannon fall silent and not set any of them off. But... I'll have my water buckets and gardening hose handy.

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    What do Canadians celebrate?
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    What do Canadians celebrate?
    July 1, Canada Day. We'd also celebrate the war of 1812, but some of you guys get all pouty when we point out you got your butts kicked by a bunch of socialists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
    ...interesting.


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