Veteran firefighter Kevin Gadd put this post together after a few fireworks displays he inspected in July. Lot’s of good information for what to look for, watch for, and as far as ducking…hopefully you did the inspection. Kevin also adds a little first due commentary about when I got to tag along on one of the inspections.
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This past month I had the responsibility to be the Fire Inspector for two different fireworks displays in our Jurisdiction. Paul had the opportunity to accompany me on the first shoot along with another part time member of our department. I took the time to explain what I was looking for and what the Ohio Revised Code stated that we need to sign off on. I told them I had already completed the paperwork on my first couple visits and this was going to be the final for the show. Distances were covered such as 70’ per inch of shell for spectators They had a lot of questions and it is always a good time to conduct some training, right Paul?
Anyway here are the photos from the first show.
As you can see this shooter nailed his bracing together to form a box. This was really a lot more stable than I thought it was going to be. He also had some Cakes set out around the main shot. (more…)