Dominator Fireworks was recently mentioned in a Bloomburg Businessweek article highlighting the display firework business and it’s revenues as fireworks are used nation and worldwide to ring in the New Year.
Dominator Fireworks has seen a steady rise in orders placed for delivery in time for end of the year celebrations worldwide in recent years. The average cycle for an order to be processed and delivered is currently about six months. USA display companies will commonly place their orders for New Years Eve displays immediately after their busy July 4th season in hopes of delivery by early December each year. A large amount of that time is travel. Once the fireworks have been manufactured they are loaded into steel shipping containers in Hunan, China (Where 90% of the worlds fireworks are now made) they are trucked to a river port for a 5-6 day barge trip to one of China’s major coastal shipping ports, usually Shangai. The containers are then loaded onto a freight ship for an average 12 day trip the west coast of the USA where they are offloaded and then either railed or trucked to their final destination for a total trip time averaging 5 weeks.
In 2015, labor disputes at the largest port accepting fireworks in Long Beach, CA have delayed things further. Some reports say vessels have been sitting offshore waiting to unload goods for almost a month in extreme cases. This could become critical to the consumer fireworks market if an agreement is not reached soon, as the busy shipping season for consumer fireworks starts in March with the bulk of thousands of containers due to arrive annually between March 1st and May 30.
Was this a case of close encounters of the first of January kind during London’s spectacular fireworks display to mark the end of 2014?
Eagle-eyed UFO spotters noticed the eerie green light hovering above the London Eye during BBC New Year’s Eve coverage.
Presumed sightings of the strange and unusual are not uncommon at this time of year, thanks to the popularity of Chinese lanterns.
But this unexplained craft flies in an unusual arc from behind the London tourist attraction, and then flies towards the opposite side of the River Thames.
A fireworks factory exploded in Colombia on Sunday, with the force of the blast knocking a cameraman filming the scene off his feet.
The cameraman, identified by UPI as Noticias Caracol photojournalist Carlos Espinoza, briefly ran for cover after being knocked over, but continued to film as he ducked behind the relative safety of a nearby truck.
The incident happened in Granada, a town about 115 miles from Bogota.
UPI says two people were injured, including a driver passing the factory at the time of the incident who suffered shrapnel wounds. Along with the fireworks factory, five buildings used to store gunpowder were destroyed as well, The Telegraph reports.
AP says 17 homes were damaged in the blast. It also stopped traffic for miles.
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Fireworks above the Opera House
The Sky Tower set off fireworks to welcome the new year
Annual countdown ceremony in Japan
Fireworks exploded over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
People celebrate the coming of 2015 in Pyongyang, North Korea
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower hold a fireworks display
Five people were killed in separate fireworks accidents in Germany and Denmark during celebrations to mark the New Year, authorities said on Thursday.
German police said a 19-year-old man died early on Thursday in Striegistal in the eastern state of Saxony when trying to light illegal firecrackers. They said another man was severely injured in the accident.
Another man, 18, died of severe head injuries in the town of Alveslohe in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein after being hit by a firecracker.
Among the many injured during the night into Thursday was a 23-year-old many in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, who lost four fingers when a firecracker blew up in his hands. A nine-year-old boy in Hesse was also wounded in the neck when a man tried to fire a rocket with a gun.
There’s nothing like a big, colorful explosion to get 2015 off to the right start. But while fireworks are a time-honored New Year’s Eve tradition, they can also be dangerous — and illegal to set off yourself in many local areas, and people should always remember that safety comes first！
– Always read and follow the label directions carefully.
– Always have a garden hose or water bucket nearby for medical emergencies and/or to douse spent or misfired fireworks.
– Adults should always supervise fireworks activity.
– Fireworks should be placed on a hard, smooth surface prior to ignition. NEVER light fireworks in your hand.
– Quickly light one firework at a time, and move away after lighting.
– Never point or throw fireworks at people, pets, cars, or buildings.
– Keep fireworks away from small children.
– Do not alter or make your own fireworks.
– After displays, never pick up fireworks that may be left over.
– Fireworks that have been lit but failed to explode or discharge may still be active and can cause injury.
The police of St. Tammany Parish was trying to find 19 cases of fireworks that was stolen within the last week, and the officers said that these are very dangerous, commercial grade fireworks.
The stolen fireworks were taken from the back of a locked box truck that was parked inside a gated property at 36905 Browns Village Road near Slidell sometime between Dec. 23 and Dec. 29.
It is said that the fireworks was supposed to be used on the New Year’s Eve show in Bossier City, They “pose a serious danger to whomever has them in their possession,” the company representative said. “Lighting fireworks of this nature without the proper training or equipment will cause a very large explosion and could result in death.”
Since the new year’s eve is around the corner, if you want to end your year with a bang, you can now buy fireworks!
But people should always remember that safety first of course, here are a few hints to keep New Year’s safe:
Make sure it is legal to use fireworks in your city, county and neighborhood! If it is not legal, DON’T!
Do have a safe area where you set them off. Please, look around. Don’t use fireworks near dry grass, brush or building material.
Don’t let young children set off fireworks! Do supervise kids when around others using fireworks.
Keep a bucket of water, a hose and/or a fire extinguisher nearby.
If one doesn’t go off, put it out with water and dispose of it properly. Do not investigate or try to light it again. This is crazy!
As the new year is coming, people seems to be in good cheer and prepare to celebrate the new year by setting off fireworks, flow these tips and you can enjoy a safer and happyer holiday！
Leave fireworks to the professionals. Do not use consumer fireworks.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
After the firework display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over, they may still be active.