Issue #4

Issue #4

Put simply, firework displays are not risk free. It is, of course, vital that the risks are carefully assessed and managed and are as low as possible – under the conditions that display will be fired. The process of managing the risks involves all parties – the event organiser, the event producer, the enforcing authorities and the firework contractor...

I realize that the word genius is frequently overused in today’s highly inventive world, but in this case it is entirely apropos. And honestly, if you ever met Jim Widmann, you’d quickly ascertain he is a very humble guy who would probably blush to hear himself described this way. But the WASP machine he invented is assuredly ingenious, to...

Malta has been manufacturing phenomenal fireworks for centuries, and regularly uses their astonishing shells in various celebrations throughout the year. Currently, there are over thirty-five fireworks factories located within this small island archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean—all of which are dedicated year-round to the art of pyrotechnics. Although most firework factory workers do this job on a...

The Pennsylvania Organization of Recreational Chaos (PORC) is a club who likes to have a lot of fun. We try to bring something unique to the yearly Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention and different events throughout the year. We made 1400 devices for our show in 2013, built a 14 foot wide girandola in 2008, bouncing girandolas in 2010 and...

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