Pyros on r/realfireworks

For any of you that might be redditors, there is a new sub that you should check out.  For a long time most of the “pyros” on reddit were gamers playing Team Fortress.  Nothing against the game, in fact it is one of my favorites.  This new sub r/realfireworks is dedicated to real fireworks of all size shape and kind.  Follow the link to join conversation and post new content.

Blackcat Fireworks Sweepstakes 2013

Supercharged Sweepstakes - ends June 20 2013

Supercharged Sweepstakes – ends June 20 2013

Blackcat Fireworks has a sweepstakes running now until June 20, 2013.  This includes some great prizes, but might not include any fireworks.  Below is the information we received.

SUPERCHARGED SUPERCHARGED!! Running through June 20, 2013, the Black Cat Fireworks Supercharged Sweepstakes will award one lucky winner an awesome portable photography kit with a brand new Apple® iPad®, a Canon®Powershot® S110 Camera, a Seagate® Wireless Plus hard drive and a cool Supercharged Surprise Pack selection of Black Cat Gear.

Enter now – it’s easy! Just like us on facebook and fill out the quick and easy entry form. Be sure to share with all of your friends for the opportunity to earn bonus entries. Visit us on facebook often for sweepstakes updates and more!

APA Responds to Boston Bombing

The American Pyrotechnics Association(APA) recently sent out a press release regarding the Boston Bombing. Recently it was discovered that one of the bomber had purchased consumer grade fireworks.  The APA sets the record straight, that these fireworks could not have been used in the bombings.

Full Text From Business Wire

BETHESDA, Md.–()–In response to the intense media interest surrounding the consumer firework devices purchased in Seabrook, NH by Tamerlan Tsarnaev, that have been implicated as a possible source of explosive material used in the tragic Boston bombings, the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) issues the following information to help the general public better understand its products and how they are regulated as well as provide some facts to clarify a number of misstatements made by the media in covering this investigation.

“The fireworks industry is heavily regulated by multiple U.S. federal regulatory agencies in addition to state and Continue reading