Xi’an fireworks experience “cold”, fireworks’ sales are only 1/3 of previous years

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Before the Spring Festival, the newspaper advocate not shooting fireworks during Chinese New Year has received the support of many people. The Lantern Festival is coming, the Lantern Festival also been suggested that less blasting, blasting civilization. So how is fireworks retail business going this year? To this end, the reporter yesterday afternoon visited several retail outlets fireworks, fireworks found in this business is bleak.

Yesterday afternoon, the reporter visited Chan fireworks retail outlets at Ann Street Cross, filled with all types of fireworks, but few people interested. Mr. Chen also seems deserted stand business, chatting with people across the road. “Last year I went into the 30,000 RMB of goods, basically sold out at 5th of beginning year, this year the same is 30,000 RMB, but now I have not sold a third of that, the business too deserted.

Chen fireworks operators have more than ten years selling fireworks at Cross Street in Ann, and never encountered this situation. He said: “This year, the New Year does not advocate shooting, and now people have increased awareness, very few people buy guns now. children
playing gun business were very good in previous years, this year did not work, from before the Spring Festival already no longer marketable.” Chen said after fifteen over, he will shut the shop immidiately, the rest of firecrackers have to deposited into the company.

The grocery shopping Mrs Zhang said: “This year fireworks business is indeed not very good, every day I pass though Ann Street Cross, clearly see business is deserted compared to previous years, but I do think that we should advocate no fireworks first. The blasting not only pollute the environment, the noise made ​​people uncomfortable as well, the Lantern Festival should advocate no fireworks as well “.Mr Fan said:” after all, the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival are traditional festivals, fireworks and firecrackers have been spread for hundred years, to ask people not blasting is not realistic, but I hope those people who can civilized shooting, discharge to the specified location, but also safe!”

Qingdao primary students initiatives: refusing to set off fireworks and firecrackers,share the beautiful blue sky

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Spring Festival is approaching, Qingdao II, Qingdao electronics school, junior high school students and experimental Qingdao City Experimental Primary School of the Young Pioneers Brigade Commission jointly issued by the National schoolchildren “refusal fireworks, sharing the beautiful blue sky “initiative today. Schoolchildren nationwide initiative: from themselves, to start from less to buy a bunch of firecrackers, set off a few fireworks, so beautiful urban air quality does not deteriorate, for having a green New Year, with their own practical action to make environmental civilized fashion communicators.

Every New Year, as the Chinese traditional customs, fireworks become an indispensable part, but the attendant is piles of ashes and debris gun accidents, but also brought air pollution. Thus, refusing fireworks  has became one of the Qingdao primary and secondary education winter vacation themes this year.

Qingdao City schoolchildren to the nation on behalf of schoolchildren sent a green initiative. In the event, many students refused to fireworks on the undertaking signed and said they would mobilize people around to join the green initiatives of reject set off fireworks and firecrackers .

Shenyang, first time ban to sell some part of the Class D, Class C fireworks

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Yesterday, Liaoning Province, Shenyang Public Security Bureau Public Security collected fireworks and destruction of the illegal fireworks 3310, the burning time of up to 20 minutes.

Around 11:00, a huge open pit quarry in xinmin, 3310 counterfeit fireworks stacked in the pit bottom, pull up the cordon around.

Fireworks Association staff in guiding the fireworks sprinkled diesel, professionals said that this is to burn more thoroughly, to ensure that there is no danger of the destruction.

Destruction of the tipping point in a position about 300 meters from the point of destruction, by professionals detonated by fuse. set off fireworks at 11:10, the sound of thunder, and the scene is quite spectacular.

According to reports, after the burning, douse it with water, and then finally buried in the soil at the surface to be covered

Whether there is other more environmentally friendly ways to carry out the problem of counterfeit fireworks destruction or not, Liaoning Provincial Public Security Corps deputy chief Liu Zhijun said that due to the high risk of fireworks, highly sensitive, prone to problems when destroyed, technically does not yet have a more environmentally friendly methods of destruction, so far can only take place in the open burning destruction centralized approach.

It is understood that since mid-November 2013, the province public security organs to crack down on illegal fireworks illegal governance special action.

Up to now the province’s public security organs investigated 118 cases, of which, 9 cases of illegal production and management of cases, 12 cases of illegal transportation, illegal storage case 85 onwards, 12 cases of illegal discharge, criminal detention seven people, 135 people order punishment ban 37,000 illegal fireworks, all safely destroyed.

According to Wu, Liaoning Provincial Public Security Corps captain, currently the country according to the discharge of dangerous fireworks will be divided into A, B, C, D four categories, which are Class A and Class B prohibit the discharge of individual citizens.

Shenyang first time this year lock-up section C grade, D grade fireworks, including fan-shaped, V-, W-, Z-type, S-type and other special shape of fireworks and fireworks effects in combination with willow, metal floats, floats with burning combination of fireworks effect.

Allow the public to buy fireworks:

(A) D level products: including a variety of D-level fountains class, Sparklers, spinners and plastic toy products.
(B) C-class products:
1 C grade Cakes various specifications, Sparklers, Roman Candles products; 2 off two-way Class C products; 3.C grade firecrackers products; 4 single loading dose below 25 g the C-class combination of fireworks products.

 

Jinan is going to ban fireworks

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In the 6th meeting of the Conference of production safety in Jinan, the Jinan Municipal Committee, mayor Yang Lu Yu said the fireworks have security risks, and now severe haze, fireworks will pollute the air as well, and for some people raised proposal to ban the discharge, he said Jinan City will be discuss this proposal.

Yang Lu Yu for the 2013 production safety situation in Jinan, he did summarize. As we knowing, Jinan City in 2013 there were 445 kinds of accidents, the death of 165 people, compared with 2012, increased by 15.9%, 7.8%, production safety situation is very grim this year. Yang Lu Yu said that there are more than 20 days approaching the New Year, and all departments should be placed on safety inspections to ensure the safe operation of the facilities.

Yang Lu Yu stressed that the need to give prominence to transportation safety, public security levels, traffic, safety supervision departments to increase safety supervision, develop a plan for bad weather serious road traffic accident prevention, strengthen supervision and inspection of passenger vehicles and routine maintenance, investigation and management of traffic safety problems effectively, ensuring road traffic safety;concertrate to carry out safety checks and special rectification, strengthen key industries, areas of safety supervision, supervision of solid job security, water, electricity, oil, gas and heating supply units to ensure production safety, ensure factories producing safety, citizens have normal life; strengthening emergency duty, earnestly implement the linkage mechanism, strict implementation of leading cadres for duty with the class, 24-hour duty system for key positions and accident information reporting system, once an accident or emergency occurs, immediately consult the report, and to conduct timely and effective emergency rescue and disposal.

Every year during the spring festival, most families have fireworks, when it comes to fireworks production safety, Yang Lu Yu said that these days, many people called for the ban of fireworks, which he personally agree with, but also that worthy of related departments to discuss. “fireworks Not only are safety issue, but also pollution, for the haze weather effect a lot right now, especially in the densely population in main city, after the discharge fireworks, the smoke dissipates very slowly.” Said Yang Lu Yu

During Spring Festival put fireworks or not should be discussed

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Days after day, the weather foggy and hazy has already seriously affected everyone’s life. December 8th, singer Han hong through the weibo to appeal everyone not to explode the fireworks during the Spring Festival, and take the century London as an example, she hopes everyone take good care of their homes, to protect clean air

After air pollution, when PM2.5 comes, the occasion when hazy shrouded the north and south, almost no one can stay out.

At this moment, pursue mistakes is not the priority. How brainstorming, under the government organize, play all aspects of the full power of social, society-wide consensus reached that the first big thing is solve hazy air problem.

Fireworks only be light up for a few days during the Spring Festival every year, and the ancients did it for thousands years, it should be limited for the impact of the haze. However, we must also know that the ancients put fireworks, both quantity and quality, are different from today’s fireworks. In addition, that time the urban population is far less than now. Not to mention industrial emissions, vehicle exhaust these things. Therefore, even if the ancients put fireworks cost air pollution problem, it is very small very small effect. The ancients put fireworks’ example could not be the reason that people today continue to put fireworks.

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The past two days, the country hundreds of heavily polluted cities, Beijing, Tianjin and the Yangtze River Delta haze even into a film. Shanghai PM2.5 burst form, 30% of the official vehicle stop running. In this grim situation, we discuss whether or not to put fireworks  during the Spring Festival seems absolutely necessary and very timely. Assumed during the Spring Festival, every city encounter serious fog and haze weather, the local government official besides command more vehicles suspended, whether it should announce ban fireworks? Even if the fireworks do not produce any PM2.5, the fireworks also remains a fire hazard. In severe fog and haze weather, once put fireworks cause injuries or fire occurs, saving people and fire extinguishing are much difficult than in normal weather. No matter from which point of view, the government has to consider when special weather occurs, they need to immediately announced parked fireworks. Otherwise, the government is to give up their responsibilities.

In the absence of exceptional weather conditions, whether come forward to ban fireworks announced by the government or not, it is necessary to discuss. If the majority of people demanded the ban, Congress has legislation, the government can follow public opinion. Most people asked to continue to put fireworks, the government need to plan the discharge place, cannot put in a densely populated area. Best way is in the future by the local government unify discharge on Spring Festival’s Eve, just have some meanings for the Spring Festival are enough, change the purchase of self-discharge practices

After the shock, the overall bullish of Liuyang Fireworks

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The end of the year is coming again, strong sales season is preparing for New Year.

For nearly a year, haze, Yichang bridge collapse, the implementation of the new national standard……., In the New Year, market suffered cold reality, in the first half of this year, production companies hesitant to push slow production on track time, operating companies elongated order time, a wait and see market pessimism spread apart in the industry.

A person who is in charge on the company even for enterprises to develop a “three no”: no additional investment, not to scale, keeping their children not involved in fireworks industry.

However, after concerns that with the approaching Chinese New Year sales season, the temptation of the season and hope for the market, being watered down with pessimism.

“According to past experience, the Chinese New Year in January, sales was worse. The New Year on February sells better, this year the Chinese New Year is January 31, with a lot of corporate restructuring, productivity declined, personal opinion, cannot get the case goods during New Year is estimated to occur. “in front of the order, as stated in another company official said,” the production, the overtime “, the factory will still work overtime.

Producers only keep old customers’ orders, do not accept new customers order

November 6, in the warm sun of late autumn, one of town call jingang in Liuyang City, busy manufacture but orderly, six workers were busy loading, in the field next to the floor, there are four parked vehicles waiting for loading.

According to the person who is in charge of the factory, although the market situation is bad, but because of its own products in the market has a mature brand influence, this year the amount of orders on the first eight months are close to the amount from last year, after the summer holiday, the enterprise became very busy.

” last year has Leap month, the summer holiday unlike this year so long, compared to last year, the factory production time nearly two months less than last year, while orders increased by about 20%.” In order delta front, which companies in order to ensure the old customer orders, while rejecting some of the new order.

“This year compared to previous years, although the market environment has changed, because of industrial restructuring and upgrading, and the introduction of a new national standard, on the whole situation, production will decline. Together with some other main producing capacity is also reduced, as this year’s market sales provides a buffer zone. “within the industry a professional manager who predicted, in the past of the end of year could not get the goods phenomenon will appear this year, overall sales will not have a big decline.

Operating companies into one month ahead of the peak of the transfer cargo

In the visiting, according to the bullish market this year, there is more people than the above-mentioned producers, one of southwest province, a provincial company executives said in an interview also expressed a similar view.

“From the collection on market information, we can see 2 inches less than usual products, on national standard products are increased.” The executive said, in addition, the local market needs did not change a lot.

Consider, in the end of this year may be tight supply, transportation is relatively concentrated, the overall bullish, beginning in September, the operating company began producing enterprises are concentrated from Liuyang transfer cargo, “at past years before October 1, shipped only a few hundred million, compared to last year, this year the shipments grew by 50 percent. ”

Information obtained from the logistics channels also seems to confirm the argument of the executive: the National Day as boundaries, from Liuyang sent to the province than before the National Day, the logistics costs rose 3,000 yuan, while the increase for the same period in previous years, logistics costs was between 1500 yuan and 2,000 yuan. “We usually say that the Chinese New Year peak selling season is September to December, but in previous years, transfer cargo concentrated period is from November began, after the National Day this year, the company operates transfer cargo will enter the concentrated time.” Liuyang Fireworks Bureau Market Branch relevant responsible person said.

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Much inventory do not know how to do

In March of this year, the implementation of the new national standard. Product type, packaging and specifications had a big adjustment.

Currently, the industry also have some rumors about the State Administration of Work Safety is in the northern province to do some unannounced visits, the investigation found a number of large-diameter, large doses of the product, it is said also requires companies to haulage out all the products from warehouse which is in stock companies operating in the province.

“It seems that the state of play hardball over product specifications, in the long run, we also maintain to help fireworks industry developing, however, some products in warehouse were made before the implementation of the new national standard production, now the factory are afraid to sell, so the factory stocks more products, our current production has been effect, how to do this? “this is from a company’s production director said.

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Early delivery period does not mean that the market recovery

Production companies and operating companies changed pessimistic in the first half, are excited to prepare for the upcoming season, the fireworks industry weakness are long gone. Then how the market situation is going to be?

“Overall, it is too early to say sales booming.” Several industry sources state, the company operates an early transfer cargo does not mean that the market recovery.

after the accident on Yichang Bridge, fireworks transport channel is jammed, many operating companies transfer does not arrive, the industry said, “personally think that might some of operating companies learned a lesson from this accident and transfer cargo ahead of time.” Secondly, this year the companies produce time is 2 months shorter than last year, orders production and transport is too concentrated, the early peak transfer cargo logistics strategy is also a stagger.

According to the current fireworks industry credit growth mode, the operating companies get payment for early transfer cargo are not many, “All goods are usually sold out before full payment. This year Liuyang companies participated order exhibition, the number of orders  20% more than last year, for enter into new markets businesses, business purchase and sale of the company’s products may be more stringent terms, the stockpile costs will be lower. If it is in full payment way, the operating companies’ transfer goods can be the greatest reflect to the market trends. ”

“Many people would think that goods sent to the company warehouse is flowing into the market, I do not think so, fireworks from producers to consumers need to go through the operating companies and retail outlets, some operating companies usually through extreme pressure to send goods to retail outlets, and it may be contrary to consumer demand. Additionally, reduced the amount of wind frugal buy, and environmental awareness letting fireworks discharge environment variables exist. ”

Based on this, a company in charge of the Eastern Liuyang person think that the industry this year will not recover to two or three years ago the situation like real production does not win and shipped not win, the market as a whole, the most optimistic is stay the same level with last year.

Beijing: During Spring Festival, fireworks sales will continue reduce, heavy air pollution days will stop selling fireworks

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This is Central Broadcasting Network Beijing December 8th news, according to Voice of China “News” reported that the holidays, the New Year are coming soon, fireworks sales during the Spring Festival this year will continue to shrink in Beijing. Fireworks sales last year was 39.6 million boxes, this year is expected to be reduced by half.

Besides, fireworks retail outlets will also be further reduced, the Beijing Municipal Administration of Work Safety responsible person said, last year fireworks retail outlets was 1337, this year only going to be reduce not increase. Meanwhile, according to the “Beijing severe air pollution emergency plan” and other requirements, the city government issued heavy air pollution on an orange, a red alert circumstance, the fireworks will be suspended sales on retail outlets, wholesale unit also will suspend distribution of fireworks.

Dominator Wins 1st Place at PGI with Stunning Pyromusical!

Dominator Fireworks assembled their team of expert choreographers and technicians again for the PGI crowd in August at the Red River Fairgrounds in Fargo, ND.  The team pulled off an amazing feat shooting displays on back to back nights winning 1st place in Best of Show for the week with their Tuesday evening pyromusical, and then came right back and shot an even larger display on Wednesday night!

Huge thanks to Lew’s fireworks for the assist from many of their hard working shooters on these shows!  This was probably the best week of weather we have ever had for setting up and shooting displays I don’t think we saw rain one time, even though the area saw a deluge just before our arrival which required some work to repair roads and shoot areas due to mud.

One thing we are very proud of is the fact that Dominator is winning these displays using exclusively our product line, competing against display companies cherry picking the best of the best from several manufacturers! Here is video of both Tuesday and Wednesday nights great displays!  Thanks to YouTube user mojoe88 for the great vids.

Dominator Fireworks announces $500.00 contest winner

Dominator Fireworks Announces $500 Contest Winner!!

US Fireworks agreed to host the videos for the Dominator Spring Showdown contest, as well as supply the winner with $500 of prize product and Dominator has announced the winning show!  “FireJunkie” from South Carolina scripted the winning show and will be receiving his fireworks as soon as he makes a wish list from US Fireworks wide selection of Dominator product.  The judges agreed, with 17 shows entered it was tough to narrow it down to one that was the best, but felt that they made the right choice picking this show.

 

Click here for a video of the award winning fireworks show simulation!!.

Dominator continues to work closely with Finale scripting software and is continually simulating more of their product line to include in the software, making it easier than ever for everyone from backyard once a year shooters to the top professionals to script and shoot award winning fireworks displays.  The latest version of Finale even includes voice prompts for pinboard and wireless system users making amatuer pyromusicals possible for almost anyone to shoot!

Here is a list of the all consumer legal product that was used to make the show in the video, and all of it is available from Dominator distributors across the USA, Not listed is 3 amazing new fireworks for 2010 that US Fireworks will soon have in stock, they are:  Giant Willow with Color Tips, Monster Strobe and Waterfall…check back for them soon!

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Congratulations to the winner!   Watch for information on Dominator’s new simulation contest which will be announced soon.

Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks Safety and Common Sense

It’s time! the 4th of July is right around the corner…send out the invitations, get the pools opened and ready, clean the BBQ grills and, Oh yeah! decide where your going to buy your fireworks for the party! With that decided, let’s talk about fireworks safety and common sense. There are several groups trying to interfere with your freedom to celebrate our nations freedom as our Fore Fathers have for 200 years. Their biggest argument is simple, fireworks are dangerous, fireworks can seriously injure you, so they think that Americans should not be allowed to use them. They want to protect you, from you!

We prefer to look at data and facts, something the anti fireworks crowd seems to leave out of their advertisements and lobbies. Here are some recent Fireworks Facts posted by the American Pyrotechnics Association showing that although the amount of fireworks used in the USA has increased from 29 million pounds in 1976 to 265 million pounds in 2007, that the number of injuries has dropped from 38.3 injuries per 100,000 lbs in 1976, to 3.7 per 100,000 lbs in 2007. Looking at emergency room statistics, riding bikes and outdoor sports are responsible for many more annual injuries than fireworks!

Fireworks construction and reliability have greatly improved over the years attributing to the declining injury rates so what can we do while celebrating the holiday to contribute to the trend? Use common sense! Some fireworks such as sparklers can burn at over 2,000 degrees and aerial shells can cover a large area of the sky, here are some common sense tips to insure your celebration ends with great memories and your guests looking forward to next year, instead of a trip to the emergency room.

1. Never use fireworks if you have been consuming alcohol, leave it to a sober responsible person.
2. Never allow young children to use fireworks unsupervised, hide and secure left over fireworks from youngsters.
3. Always follow label instructions.
4. Distance is your friend, before lighting any firework look around, if it tips or something goes wrong are Grandma and the baby a safe distance away?
5. Secure all repeater and tube devices to prevent tipping, fireworks can travel much farther along the ground than straight up in the air!
6. Always be aware of fire hazards such as dry grasses, fields, brush etc. It’s a good idea to have a hose at ready, if not available a simple pump type garden sprayer can douse a small fire before it spreads.
7. Use a launcher with all rocket type fireworks, we recommend a piece of sturdy metal pipe, NEVER glass and preferably not plastic or PVC, and it’s a good idea to slightly angle away form spectaters to prevent sticks from falling back into the crowd.
8. After your display, always check the area for unfired devices and NEVER leave them out for kids to find.
9. Respect your neighbors, stop shooting at a agreeable hour for the event.
10. Finally, clean up your mess! It never hurts to grab a rake and trash bags the following morning to remove any debris from adjoining properties, they will appreciate your efforts and be less likely to complain.