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The Complete Guide to July 4th Fireworks

Money to Burn The Complete Guide to 4th of July Fireworks TYPES OF AERIAL FIREWORKS Peony Chrysanthemum Willow The most common type of firework, the peony shell type is a spherical break of colored stars that burn without a tail effect. A spherical break of colored stars similar to a peony, but with stars that leave a visible trail of sparks. Similar to'a chrysanthemum, but with long-burning silver or gold stars that produce - a soft, dome-shaped weeping willow-like effect. Crossette Mine Cake A shell containing several large stars that travel a short distance before breaking apart into smaller stars, leaving a crisscross effect. A ground firework shot from a mortar that expels stars and other garnitures into the sky. A cluster of individual tubes linked by a fuse that fires a series of aerial effects. A single cake can have over 1,000 shots. ALL THE PRETTY COLORS Copper compounds Calcium Barium compounds Sodium Strontium A mix of copper and strontium, salts salts salts potassium salts, rubidium salts PLEASE LIGHT RESPONSIBLY A map of firework-related injuries on the 4th Hand: 1400 injuries Head: 1000 injuries Legs: 900 injuries Injuries in 2010. MOST DANGEROUS FIREWORKS Homemade and Bottle Rockets Sparklers Cherry Bombs Illegal Fireworks Bottle rockets can reach speeds up to 200 miles per hour, are a significant fire hazard, and are susceptible to ricochet. Sparklers do not blow up or have a trajectory, but they do get especially hot. A typical sparkler can burn at temperatures up to 1,800 degrees. Here's why the M80 and M100 cherry bombs are illegal in many states: sixteen M80s or eight M100s detonated together can be the equivalent of a stick of commercial grade dynamite. Over the past 10 years, illegal explosives or homemade fireworks have typically caused 33% of the injuries associated with fireworks. DOLLARS ON DISPLAY $600 million $500 to $1,000 $20 to $30 Consumers will spend over $600 million on fireworks for the Fourth of July. Two-thirds of that will be spent on backyard fireworks. A 15-minute show for family and friends - which will include some fountains and cakes The average family spends around $20-$30 on fireworks for the Fourth of July. and artillery shells - will cost approximately $500 to $1,000. O = 20 million BIGGEST FIREWORK SHOWS Thirty years ago, professional fireworks shows lasted an average of over an hour; today's shows last about 20 minutes. Macy's Firework Spectacular New York, NY Atlantic City Firework Spectacular Atlantic City, NJ Kaboom Town! Addison, TX NEW Attracts around 2 million people 200,000 attendees O 500,000 viewers 26-minute show Two parts: 22-minutes and 24-minutes 30-minute show Approximately 75,000 pounds of fireworks When asked the number of fireworks used for his show, Philip Butler, producer of Atlantic City's extravaganza, said: "You wouldn't ask Michelangelo how many buckets of paint he used on the Sistine Chapel, would you?" STATE LAWS Florida Техas Pennsylvania Ohio Consumer fireworks are only allowed for use in the railroad industry or in agriculture..If you buy fireworks in Floridaxyou have to sign a waiver stating that you will be using fireworks solely for those purposes. As a way to pay for putting out the inevitable Fourth of July fires, Texas has created a special 2% tax on small fireworks sold to the general public. Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents, but can sell to residents of other states. Ohio requires people who purchase fireworks to promise to take them out of the state within a set period of time. States with a complete ban on all consumer fireworks are: Delaware Massachusetts New Jersey "New York Rhode Island SOURCES: H&R BLOCK NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS" Created by oBizMedia f

The Complete Guide to July 4th Fireworks

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This infographic takes a closer look at the less glamorous side of fireworks — from the dollars that go up in smoke to the fingers we burn. Happy Fourth; please light responsibly!


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