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Pyrotechnician Patrick Cyrana joins WIRED to answer your burning questions about fireworks. How are fireworks designed? How do they get their color? What is the most dangerous firework statistically? Who invented fireworks? How do you become a professional pyrotechnician. Patrick answers all of these questions and more—it’s Fireworks Support. 0:00 Firework Support 0:12 How do…

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Pyrotechnician Patrick Cyrana joins WIRED to answer your burning questions about fireworks. How are fireworks designed? How do they get their color? What is the most dangerous firework statistically? Who invented fireworks? How do you become a professional pyrotechnician. Patrick answers all of these questions and more—it’s Fireworks Support.

0:00 Firework Support
0:12 How do fireworks fly upward?
1:00 How are fireworks designed?
1:51 Why do fireworks smell so gross?
2:24 How do electric firing systems work for fireworks displays?
3:30 False finales and mini finales in fireworks shows
4:42 Where are most fireworks made?
5:00 Is it safe to fly above fireworks?
5:38 How do fireworks get their colors?
6:34 The San Diego incident
7:21 What was the last innovation in fireworks?
8:34 Who invented fireworks?
9:05 What is the most dangerous firework?
10:41 Why did they have to ban M-80s?
11:36 What kind of firework is your favorite?
12:30 How do pop idols stand on stage amidst pyrotechnics?
13:01 Do fireworks work in the rain?
13:36 Difference between consumer and professional fireworks
14:06 How do you become a pyrotechnician?
14:32 How do you know if a firework is going to do what you expect it to?
15:05 Safe firework disposal
15:29 Fireworks affect on the atmosphere
16:02 South Carolina loves fireworks!

Director: Lisandro Perez-Rey
Director of Photography: Constantine Economides
Editor: Richard Trammell
Expert: Patrick Cyrana
Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi
Associate Producer: Paul Gulyas; Brandon White
Production Manager: Peter Brunette
Casting Producer: Nicholas Sawyer
Camera Operator: Mar Alfonso
Sound Mixer: Rebecca ONeil
Production Assistant: Ryan Coppola
Post Production Supervisor: Christian Olguin
Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant
Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen
Additional Editor: Jason Malizia; JC Scruggs
Assistant Editor: Justin Symonds

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196 Comments

196 Comments

  1. @TheNorwoodCat

    July 2, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    I grew up in Washington state with Safe and Sane fireworks. We just went to the Indian reservations and bought the fun stuff!!!

  2. @jwhite5008

    July 2, 2024 at 7:59 pm

    Ozone hole above Disneyland? That is not how ozone layer works at all!
    But if the ozone layer was stationary there would be a huge ozone hole over the USA because all the stuff your stupid cars burn! The fireworks is like 0.000001% of that or lower

  3. @PainSled

    July 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    14:44 Part of the fun of fireworks is seeing whether the fire works 😂

  4. @r.awilliams9815

    July 2, 2024 at 8:02 pm

    The biggest danger with mortars is people getting body parts over the muzzle. Having a mortar shell impact your noggin is a very good way to learn how to push daisies upwards. It happens pretty much every year, sadly. As you might guess, alcohol is usually involved.

  5. @dcustomt727

    July 2, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    How about a 7 inch mortar shell?

    • @WyattWinters

      July 2, 2024 at 9:09 pm

      Yeah I wonder if part of that clip was cut early. I shoot plenty of professional shows and we can get up to 10 inch shells for municipal displays. Some cities may do even larger

  6. @0num4

    July 2, 2024 at 8:14 pm

    Patrick! I was just talking about you with your sis and BIL last week (only good things). Hind sight is always 20/20.

  7. @Xeddicus427

    July 2, 2024 at 8:16 pm

    Good old commie CA ruining people’s fun.

  8. @BlakeBlackstone

    July 2, 2024 at 8:16 pm

    Booo drones yay FIRE!

  9. @jaryncovell2538

    July 2, 2024 at 8:24 pm

    I love the smell of fireworks and gunpowder

  10. @Euanhamiltonmusic

    July 2, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    Who tf is asking “how do fireworks go up?” hahaha

  11. @MrNicoJac

    July 2, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    4:20 I wonder how much that wedding cost
    If you can fork out for a 6 minute profesional fireworks display…

    • @0num4

      July 2, 2024 at 8:52 pm

      I’ve seen private estimates rate about $1000 per minute. Obviously this can scale to be much more expensive, if the client desires a more grandiose show.

  12. @SakuretsuMusic

    July 2, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    ist das ein verbrechen?

  13. @BradiKal61

    July 2, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    When I lived on the island of Okinawa as a kid we had easy access to buy fireworks at the local shops. One popular firecracker was named ‘ 2B Bomb’

    It was a longish cylinder and instead of a fuse you had to light it had kind of a matchhead, and you could just rub the head on a rough surface and it would aizzle then start smoking as the internal fuse caught and after a few seconds it would explode. Not very powerful, but very convenient for kids without matches.

    Of course one of our gang stuck a couple in his pocket and while running around playy the heads of two 2B Bombs must have ignited each other because smoke started coming out of his pockets and he frantically tried to dig them all out before they went off😅

  14. @JillKnapp

    July 2, 2024 at 8:38 pm

    This has got to be such an awesome job.

  15. @SpaghettiConfusion

    July 2, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    Notam is “Notice To Air Mission” now, not airman.

  16. @potatoman7357

    July 2, 2024 at 8:46 pm

    Firecrackers do not contain the same explosive as Dynamite. Two completely different things.

  17. @theodanielwollff

    July 2, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    No firework is more dangerous than the orange man running for offfie again.

  18. @VoIcanoman

    July 2, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    I wouldn’t describe the smell of sulfur dioxide as akin to “rotten eggs.” That is far more typical of hydrogen sulfide gas. Sulfur dioxide smells sharp and acrid – it burns your nose, and you can taste/feel it at the back of your throat (as it dissolves in your mucous membranes and creates sulfurous acid, not to be confused with sulfurIC acid which is ~5X stronger*). I have spent a good deal of my life working on, and exploring volcanic environments, and sulfur dioxide is frequently present in those places, especially the ones where magma is either erupting or close to the surface. And it is the same sort of thing that you experience downwind of a long fireworks show. Or, for that matter, when you strike a match.

    *However, sulfur dioxide, both as a gas and dissolved in water as sulfurous acid, is an atmospheric precursors to sulfur trioxide and sulfuric acid – it’s not as stable a molecule, and tends to be oxidized to the much stronger acid.

  19. @LeonMatthews

    July 2, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    Totally fascinating, thanks very much!

  20. @austinb1824

    July 2, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    4th of July time for this guy to shine 🔥

  21. @alexkang2897

    July 2, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    Purple fire works = blue + red? Is just burning permanganate too dim?

  22. @DanWhiteT

    July 2, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    I enjoyed how he said “always have a sober adult in charge”, because that’s an important distinction. There’s probably an adult in charge, but are they really capable of being in charge at that moment?

  23. @z99ywiec

    July 2, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    Common cooking ingredients??

  24. @alpha1172

    July 2, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    look at that COBRA

  25. @RayneAngelus

    July 2, 2024 at 9:23 pm

    You don’t have to drive too far out of NJ to find roadside fireworks stands around this time of year…

    And sometimes cops looking for NJ driver’s licenses at those stands.

  26. @nathansmith3608

    July 3, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    His answer surprised me, I would have thought the most dangerous firework is one that fails to launch but also starts smoking — or that maybe there was a nuclear test in the 50’s that counted as fireworks b/c people watched it..

  27. @EngageYourFrontalLobe

    July 3, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    I ❤ how Wired still calls it “Twitter”! 😂

  28. @RoachDogggJR

    July 3, 2024 at 1:18 pm

    i want a deep dive on homemade strobes

  29. @colaxxi

    July 3, 2024 at 1:39 pm

    Don’t volunteer for a for-profit company!!

    • @russnotdisclosed7249

      July 3, 2024 at 5:56 pm

      But that is the tradition actually and how most all pyrotechnitions get their start. You must prove that you have the right stuff before you’ll be hired,

  30. @fleurtherabbit

    July 3, 2024 at 2:03 pm

    I mean, it’s not weird many people don’t like the smell of fireworks. It doesn’t just emit carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide, but also toxic metals into the air, which are shown to damage cells and lung tissue. So I think its a pretty natureal reaction for a lot of people, it’s not healthy to breath in.

  31. @Gisbert-12843

    July 3, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    PYROTECHNIK IST DOCH KEIN VERBRECHEN

  32. @ClickLikeAndSubscribe

    July 3, 2024 at 2:53 pm

    Liuyang, PA right? I swear there are so many fireworks stores driving through Pennsylvania I thought they were made there.

  33. @chevjustchev

    July 3, 2024 at 3:04 pm

    Fascinating! Thank you!

  34. @celoteck

    July 3, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    Is Pyrotechnic a verbrechen?

  35. @randolphmahoney

    July 3, 2024 at 3:26 pm

    Great professional presentation!!! One very small correction: NOTAM used to be an acronym for NOtices to AirMen. The FAA recently changed it to NOtices to Air Missions. KInda silly, but I guess the FAA gets paid by changing regulations – not by leaving things alone!

    • @nercksrule

      July 3, 2024 at 7:32 pm

      The FARs were originally written in the late 70s, when there were not many women pilots.
      Point of fact, the FARs still list a telegram as an acceptable form of communication of notifying the FAA of a change of address.

  36. @jordanschriver4228

    July 3, 2024 at 3:38 pm

    Patrick: “There is a myth that the ozone above Disney is totally charred, which means that’s probably why most people are getting a little bit more tanned at Disney World than they are around the rest of the world, but there’s no evidence to support that.”
    Me: “For now. Don’t give Disney any ideas now.”
    Mickey Mouse: “Hold my Red Bull.”

  37. @monkeymusic3318

    July 3, 2024 at 4:59 pm

    lol, gold drippy drippies…it’s okay to call them golden showers…

  38. @ybemad

    July 3, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    So tomorrow when you’re feeling patriotic (or nationalistic) know that the fireworks giving you the feels – were made in China 😮

  39. @YannickBurky

    July 3, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    Love the odor too

  40. @JJordan1012

    July 3, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    I got the “Pure Venom” 6inch 60 gram shells, “Evil Priest” 500gram fountain, and dragon blade fireworks “color crackle finale” 1,000 gram 120 shot. That’s about $300 total.

  41. @andrejtajhman3054

    July 3, 2024 at 6:06 pm

    what abaut day firworks

  42. @ThePurplePupUwU

    July 3, 2024 at 6:21 pm

    Small correction, NOTAM was recently changed to meaning notice to all air missions

  43. @HartPv

    July 3, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    California firework laws alone are enough for me not to want to live there

  44. @somnuswaltz5586

    July 3, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    I love the smell of fireworks ❤

  45. @alexlabs4858

    July 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Yeah one time I stepped on a freshly burnt out sparkler with bare feet. That was fun.

  46. @nercksrule

    July 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Ask James Hetfield how safe stage pyro can be.

  47. @SkylerB17

    July 3, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    honestly Pyrotech Support is missed opportunity.

  48. @LeafHasLeft

    July 3, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    Disney firework tech is so insane

  49. @BerishaFatian

    July 3, 2024 at 8:08 pm

    The first question was really dumb. You don’t need to ask that cause fireworks themselves answer the question.

  50. @briantaylor381

    July 3, 2024 at 9:10 pm

    Already knew the answer for the most dangerous was sparklers. Don’t use sparklers while wearing flip flops, a chunk of molten magnesium can fall off the end and onto your foot.

  51. @tyno_skt

    July 4, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    This was an interesting video

  52. @Intabih

    July 4, 2024 at 2:41 pm

    Custom firework show for a wedding…

  53. @derekmiller8539

    July 4, 2024 at 2:47 pm

    fireworks aren’t finished until they go off

  54. @kainhall

    July 4, 2024 at 2:59 pm

    0:12 wait…. people are REALLY that stupid?
    .
    was this an 8 year old? or someone 15+??
    because by 15…. you should know how this works…….

  55. @slipspectrum9253

    July 4, 2024 at 3:17 pm

    Join the PGI, WPA or a regional fireworks club that focuses on building and displaying fireworks. It’s some of the best fun you will ever have!!! You’ll learn more about fireworks than you could ever ask for, and safety is always paramount. You’ll thank me later!

  56. @3_letter_animal

    July 4, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    That white background is horrible; nice video tho

  57. @icek9a

    July 4, 2024 at 3:32 pm

    You don’t need to notify the FAA unless you are within the range of the airport or base… If you’re more than 5 miles away the planes have gained enough altitude to be far above any fireworks and you aren’t in ATC airspace…

  58. @Paulkjoss

    July 4, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    Attitude about the word ‘Dud’… 😅

  59. @0x32_l3git

    July 4, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    “small fan underneath them” 💀
    blud was high

  60. @0x32_l3git

    July 4, 2024 at 3:38 pm

    the tattoo is crazy

  61. @nicholasbryant6122

    July 4, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    I actually had no idea they used 9-11 to make fireworks smaller. That’s actually stupid. Thanks patriot act I guess.

  62. @mattw2379

    July 4, 2024 at 3:56 pm

    “does firework have a fan in it?” wow that’s a super stupid question

  63. @arielperez3613

    July 4, 2024 at 4:04 pm

    Happy Independence Day everyone 🎆✨

  64. @YouTubeUser8567

    July 4, 2024 at 4:09 pm

    What dunce thought there was a fan ☠️

  65. @invox9490

    July 4, 2024 at 4:15 pm

    Is it me or does he have a burned eyebrow? 😅

  66. @user-jt5sl8gt3y

    July 4, 2024 at 5:15 pm

    We got Fireworks deep explaining before GTA 6.

  67. @stephentroyer3831

    July 4, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    Sooo, haha, yeah haha okay, the most American display of American freedom that we ‘Muricans do every year to celebrate America is made almost exclusively in China!

  68. @webdevca

    July 4, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    should have called it pyro tech-support

  69. @sircliffordmalcolmjac5870

    July 4, 2024 at 6:09 pm

    Did he just say “sky puke??”

  70. @cynicaltexan9639

    July 4, 2024 at 6:20 pm

    :does it have a small fan underneath” That person must be metally chalenged

  71. @kairi4640

    July 4, 2024 at 6:53 pm

    That first question made me die inside and lose even more hope for humanity. No way someone thinks fireworks have fans in them. 💀 Please tell me that was a kid.

  72. @spicysalad3013

    July 4, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    wait how does thunder affect a show?? are they worried lightning will strike the firework edit: googled it and yes that’s exactly the reason

  73. @cody2038

    July 4, 2024 at 8:09 pm

    “Safe and sane” is interchangeable with the words “boring and lame”

  74. @PineTreePal

    July 4, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    Idk why I expected him to be missing fingers lol

  75. @DoubleDsDeliveries

    July 4, 2024 at 8:38 pm

    A friend of mine works for CPSC and the reports he gets after July 4th of hands blown off, people burned and maimed and even killed by fireworks is amazing. A dude in VA Beach blew his head off in 2013 just Google that info and you can read articles about it.

  76. @Tosnoob

    July 5, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Wait, what? We’re having chip shortage issues and Disney is like “Let’s put them into fireworks lmao”? Wow.

  77. @rareform6747

    July 5, 2024 at 5:06 pm

    This is a Junk Channel !!!

  78. @MathiasGreenwalde

    July 5, 2024 at 5:18 pm

    I remember being a kid and visiting my uncle and grandma in nevada. We went to a fireworks stand and got m60s. My dumbass was lighting them in my hand and waiting then tossing them into the air so they would explode mid air. Now I realize I could have lost fingers or my hand if it had a bad fuse. Got lucky and had some fun.

  79. @ChrisToefurBackCashGrab

    July 5, 2024 at 5:27 pm

    Is he wearing eyeliner?

  80. @louishale4977

    July 5, 2024 at 5:32 pm

    I was under the impression it was closer to 100′ of lift per inch

  81. @louishale4977

    July 5, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    It’s not voltage that sets off the ematch, its current….. its how you can safely do a continuity test

  82. @AC3handle

    July 5, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    Disney.
    the POWERHOUSE in fireworks.

  83. @y.vinitsky6452

    July 5, 2024 at 5:40 pm

    I like to keep all your fingers part

  84. @TheClownfight

    July 5, 2024 at 6:12 pm

    “lots of things that can go wrong during a fireworks show”… Kinda goes without saying. Glad to see you’ve all your fingers. Bet you have a few co-workers that can’t say the same. Super cool, thanks for sharing

  85. @TheSleepingonit

    July 5, 2024 at 6:22 pm

    I love the smell of it

  86. @Sentientmad9m

    July 5, 2024 at 6:31 pm

    I used to throw mortar shells without the tube as a kid. Yesterday I went to do it for the first time since I was a kid and it exploded in my hand. I’m ok aside for some burns but I am SOOO lucky I wasn’t holding it tightly. Don’t play with explosives guys

  87. @rinoz47

    July 5, 2024 at 6:35 pm

    Smells gross??!

  88. @cmnieman1

    July 5, 2024 at 7:11 pm

    i was at the San Diego glitch.

  89. @gabriel4135

    July 5, 2024 at 7:41 pm

    My grandpa had worked for a fire department for thirty years, he said they’d just go to one of their buddy’s pieces of land and set the turned in fireworks off

  90. @pyroman590

    July 5, 2024 at 7:48 pm

    Blue Strobe is one of the latest innovations in Pyro as well. It uses some pretty exotic chems so it’s still not seen very often.

  91. @pyroman590

    July 5, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    I have to completely disagree about the consumer VS pro Pyro. It’s all very clever marketing, there is no difference in those larger 3″, 4″, 5″ canister shells, the powder weight is the same. The pros measure shells by diameter, consumer measures vertically, they’re all essentially the same diameter. The girl who made the comment is clearly low information, and based of feeling rather than fact.

  92. @duenge

    July 5, 2024 at 7:56 pm

    Give old fireworks to the fire department to dispose of? Guess how they will do that! At night, day off , with beer….

  93. @undergoddess

    July 5, 2024 at 7:59 pm

    is it just me, or is disney high tech about their fireworks.

  94. @Electro_Dude

    July 5, 2024 at 8:08 pm

    El Komodo 3000 is the biggest innovation in fireworks to date

  95. @17libni

    July 5, 2024 at 8:12 pm

    The most dangerous firework is the one in your hands

  96. @oskarbud525

    July 5, 2024 at 8:23 pm

    Any firework in the hands of a dumbass.

  97. @Tacotruck007

    July 5, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    This guy doesn’t have much experience he is reading off a prompt. I could have done this video asking chatgpt.

  98. @rosslangille3956

    July 5, 2024 at 8:59 pm

    Yep,the smell of gunpowder.

  99. @jlo7770

    July 5, 2024 at 9:10 pm

    Man… my fav smell in the world is gun powder, it smells like controlled chaos. I’ve always loved it

  100. @LoneIgadzra

    July 5, 2024 at 9:24 pm

    My taste in fireworks leans toward small colorful things that aren’t very loud and do interesting things near the ground. The big ones are so samey! I feel very alone in this opinion.

  101. @vintagepyro3692

    July 6, 2024 at 1:02 pm

    I use Cobra and Finale3D. To see both being used here put a smile to my face!!!!!

  102. @williamspirralafton3143

    July 6, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    Meet the pyro! Den den den den den den tf2 theme plays

  103. @woowaptibam5253

    July 6, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    Great job Patrick!! Me being a pyro all my life I knew alot of the answers but you definitely taught me a couple new things! Interesting video either way!!

  104. @GregHerrera-jj7ez

    July 6, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    👍

  105. @nothanks6662

    July 6, 2024 at 2:02 pm

    ecstatic that that one show in San Diego was brought up!!! my best friend at the time lived so close to where they were set off, she said their windows were visibly bowing, they thought they were going to shatter. it was SO LOUD. glad that an event so personally iconic for me is still being talked about on the internet

  106. @eastbay9255

    July 6, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    The tatooo 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  107. @Rorona550

    July 6, 2024 at 2:51 pm

    Does it have a fan? What a tard

  108. @MindCrime550

    July 6, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    Semiconductor shortage: Disney: “I’ma blow em up”

  109. @MindCrime550

    July 6, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    I was watching Kendrick Lamar Pop Out concert and they actually talk about the pyro on stage live because one of the artists is blind. And then i started paying attention to the floor and you can see it change, like the panels with the fireworks get pulled down and replaced with “safe to step on” spots when they aren’t using pyrotechnics. This stuff is very much a choreography

  110. @MindCrime550

    July 6, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    Anyone in portland oregon that wants to buy fireworks goes across the river to Washington and buys real fireworks. Anything sold at a “tent” in Oregon is a joke. Snakes, sparklers, ground blooms etc.. And there is no law enforcement on the subject. I mean if they *can* charge you with illegal fireworks they will but they aren’t trying to enforce it. The police aircraft were out on July 3rd, not july 4th.

  111. @gavinhaynes5632

    July 6, 2024 at 4:12 pm

    The most dangerous fireworks depend on how the person uses it. It’s kinda like guns. Its not the guns that are dangerous but the person using them.

    • @shawnndixon5254

      July 6, 2024 at 4:25 pm

      that’s why they said statistically.

  112. @shawnndixon5254

    July 6, 2024 at 4:24 pm

    shout out Phantom fireworks in Erie Pennsylvania for the good fireworks. We’ll be back next year.

  113. @AlmonMalk

    July 6, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    The most dangerous firework is the one you don’t use cation with

  114. @Benw3790

    July 6, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    SC has the least strict laws. Living here in NC, EVERYBODY and their mothers can drive like an hour or two and grab all the best fireworks and bring them back for 4th of July and other holidays. There are ppl who literally save all year for it. They drive right down to SC and spend like 5-10 grand for the 4th/new years eve

  115. @brianmoorehead8613

    July 6, 2024 at 5:36 pm

    In Michigan we just had 7″in shells.

  116. @clayz1

    July 6, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    Nice job buddy. Good narration. Thanks for the upload.

  117. @scottshoe842

    July 6, 2024 at 6:18 pm

    If I met this dude when he was a little dude, I would’ve said, “you’re gonna be a firework nerd, huh?”

  118. @fishinwitwilly

    July 6, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    Bro is high asf

  119. @JeremyAndersonBoise

    July 6, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    A fan? What happened to education in our country, a fan?

  120. @user-lh5nq9yi5v

    July 6, 2024 at 8:21 pm

    Clickbait thumbnail

  121. @MollyTheLag

    July 6, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    whoever thought of putting microchips in the fireworks is a genius

  122. @curtisevanschicago

    July 6, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    Imagine working as a firefighter in Liuyang, China. The stress of hearing any bang or pop. Guí ar son tost.

  123. @keveyson

    July 6, 2024 at 9:00 pm

    The most dangerous firework? Any firework in the hands of a drunk American.

  124. @followmahalo

    July 6, 2024 at 9:08 pm

    KFOG KaBoom over the SFBay was my favorite for setting professional show to music, beautiful

  125. @the_phantom_cat7912

    July 6, 2024 at 9:11 pm

    6:34 I don’t remember this myself, but when I was really young, we went to a fireworks show but there was a thunderstorm approaching so they decided to launch them all at once instead of rescheduling it, I’m told it was one of the best fireworks shows my dad has ever seen, sad that I don’t remember it

  126. @obiwanpez

    July 7, 2024 at 3:24 am

    Sparkler horror stories here!

    • @obiwanpez

      July 7, 2024 at 3:29 am

      My son was 4 when we handed him a sparkler. He was awed, and held it at arm’s length. Then a bug flew into his eye, and he involuntarily went to scratch his eye… with the hand with the sparkler.
      His eyelid was immediately burned, fortunately no damage to his eye, but it took some time to get any sort of idea as to what happened. We had to eventually hold him down to determine if his eye had either been hit by a spark or he poked his eye.
      Fortunately it was only the eyelid, and we had doused him with cold water.
      TIP for parents: hold young kids’ hands containing the sparkler and make nice patterns with them.

  127. @Aethercell

    July 7, 2024 at 4:21 am

    This guy seems chill but he has no idea what the ozone layer is or does.

  128. @RafaelHabegger

    July 7, 2024 at 5:06 am

    fanworks

  129. @circeciernova1712

    July 7, 2024 at 5:39 am

    11:34
    And we never had to worry about terrorists ever again! Aren’t you grateful?

  130. @Daidalos69

    July 7, 2024 at 5:56 am

    PYROTECHNIK

  131. @Dvnnyflo

    July 7, 2024 at 9:47 am

    I thought this was rob dyrdek

  132. @J55S

    July 7, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Thumbnail looked like Rob Dyrdek

  133. @LracElosetab

    July 7, 2024 at 10:32 am

    The San Diego malfunction was caused by a design flaw in the electronic firing setup where the computer that was commanded to test and check all the shells for electrical continuity at once sent the full firing voltage to the e-matches instead of a lower voltage that’s normally used for continuity checks that won’t sent them off, just be enough to see a complete circuit. With the full voltage, when the computer tested all the shells at once, it fired all the shells at once. I’m an LA based pyro tech, and this was the story I ended up hearing through the grapevine.

  134. @MrXjoeharperx

    July 7, 2024 at 10:54 am

    im no expert, but im pretty sure the local fire department will gladly s̶e̶t̶ o̶f̶f̶ dispose of any fireworks.

  135. @seansappok1141

    July 7, 2024 at 11:31 am

    So far the best nashiki shell I’ve found consumer wise is the raccoon brand one, we had them this last fourth and they were the hit of the night, BIG willows that just hung, people were able to take great pics cause the hang time, it was a rainy day so I wasn’t worried about launching them

  136. @IceTTom

    July 7, 2024 at 1:09 pm

    12:29
    This “question” is the epitome of cringe.. 🙄🤦🏻‍♂️

  137. @IceTTom

    July 7, 2024 at 1:11 pm

    13:35
    You cannot convince me your not on the spectrum. I mean wow… 🥴

  138. @IceTTom

    July 7, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    Most of these questions are the epitome of cringe. They are why aliens dont want anything to do with us.
    😔

  139. @jacksonmrozinski3104

    July 7, 2024 at 2:19 pm

    8 inch and 10 inch shells ?

  140. @moonkey537

    July 7, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    7:50 the world has/had a microchip shortage. Meanwhile disney blowing them up in fireworks 😂😂😂😂

  141. @mtmcommunity

    July 7, 2024 at 2:46 pm

    So the professional firework tubes are made out of the same polymer my gun is made out of 😅

  142. @nemtudom5074

    July 7, 2024 at 3:26 pm

    2:05 Its interesting because i have smelled highly concentrated sulfur before and i hate it with a passion, meanwhile i really like the smell of fireworks!

    • @hantrio4327

      July 8, 2024 at 6:04 am

      Sulfur produces hydrogen sulfide which smells like rotten eggs. If you burn the sulfur it makes sulfur dioxide which smells totally different, you could describe it as acidic

    • @nemtudom5074

      July 8, 2024 at 7:06 am

      @@hantrio4327 I just meant literal, purified sulfur, the smell of that

    • @hantrio4327

      July 8, 2024 at 8:21 am

      @@nemtudom5074 yeah I know. Sulfur aways has a little bit of hydrogen sulfide in it

  143. @TheToe-ii2kd

    July 7, 2024 at 3:50 pm

    “Gold drippy drippies” are called “Willows”.

  144. @SpatPro

    July 7, 2024 at 5:03 pm

    I wonder what this guy thinks of drone shows

  145. @wolf34501

    July 7, 2024 at 5:14 pm

    theres was some seroius “”comercial firework/dynamite” called rata blanca in my country which was basically a small dynamite easily avaible in christmas and new year,

  146. @kkuushn

    July 7, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    8:29 do you have an example video for that please?

  147. @Artofficial1986

    July 7, 2024 at 7:29 pm

    back it up Terry

  148. @frijoli9579

    July 7, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    10:35 is disingenuous at best. Cite the number of “major” injuries of sparklers vs mortars or other explosive fireworks.

  149. @Dulcimerist

    July 7, 2024 at 8:43 pm

    Had one land on a house down the street last night and burn their garage. Ten years ago the house right next to it burned completely down after one landed on its roof.

  150. @glennmay-pb1iy

    July 7, 2024 at 9:09 pm

    impressive

  151. @kilppa

    July 7, 2024 at 9:52 pm

    Apparently this Disney person is really into fireworks.

  152. @drewp.wiener1205

    July 7, 2024 at 10:00 pm

    All fireworks are made in a certain territory in China – but the gold ‘drippies’ are Japanese? I thought they were all made in China….

  153. @richardsmith4187

    July 8, 2024 at 1:31 am

    Great video !!! Would love to see more of the same regarding fireworks.

  154. @mattymattffs

    July 8, 2024 at 1:33 am

    When it comes to Americans, no fireworks are safe

  155. @aaronchadwick2682

    July 8, 2024 at 2:27 am

    This was extremely informative. I just had a conversation with my brother on this last 4th and we were talking about the different colors and how the shapes are made. Now I know for next year!

  156. @spacehitchhiker4264

    July 8, 2024 at 2:54 am

    That’s odd, I don’t really smell the sulfur. I always thought the smell came form the potassium nitrate.

  157. @krisvalenti4141

    July 8, 2024 at 8:54 am

    The neckbreaker aliens wir kommt vom weite entfern.

  158. @jfuentesarch

    July 8, 2024 at 9:21 am

    This is our local Fireworks expert!

  159. @CarbonatedTurtle

    July 8, 2024 at 10:15 am

    It’s amazing to me that we fully recognize that people need to well trained to handle explosives, but then we sell bundles of them that can easily kill a human to anyone who wants to buy them, several times a year.

  160. @wavion2

    July 8, 2024 at 11:04 am

    Indian reservations are good places to buy fireworks. They don’t have the same restrictions on what they can sell, plus you save some money due to no sales tax.

  161. @Sebastian_K512

    July 8, 2024 at 11:43 am

    I’m no fireworks expert, no license or prior training, but I do have enough experience to know how not to be an idiot when using them.

  162. @therealchayd

    July 8, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    I did a stint as a volunteer pyrotechnician and I have to say it was the most fun job I’ve had. At the time we were hand firing, so right up close to the action; The **Fssthp** of quickmatches passing fire followed by the immense THUD you could feel in your chest as lifting charges ignited, the smoke, and smell of burned black powder, a very visceral experience. The only downside was loading up all the mortar racks and searching downrange for rocket sticks and shell casings once it was all over. It’s something that any lover of pyro should do at least once in their life.

  163. @pythonboi5816

    July 8, 2024 at 4:11 pm

    ward off evil spirits in the Chinese cultrure omg🙄

  164. @ravibabu1441

    July 9, 2024 at 12:45 am

    The guys hands tell a great stroy about the love he has for and the dangers that come with his craft

  165. @godsinbox

    July 9, 2024 at 1:43 am

    wow its so north american to be able to buy and use fireworks. hopefully peak american.

  166. @supperwelder

    July 9, 2024 at 2:55 am

    This was cool to watch😸😸❤

  167. @ozicryptoG

    July 9, 2024 at 3:05 am

    They have ZERO effect on the ozone layer. Stop talking nonsense. Stay in your lane. Stupid people should not be commenting on things above their level of intelligence. You light fuses.. ffs.

  168. @spiggy45

    July 9, 2024 at 9:46 am

    That firework software was awesome

  169. @derekhammond8610

    July 9, 2024 at 10:28 am

    god, these videos should be shorter

  170. @chrismeyer4216

    July 9, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    I just had my first professional show with a cake exploding and having to duck and cover. Shows never go right but they definitely are fun. I can’t wait for next year 😀

  171. @amberhoward7807

    July 9, 2024 at 4:28 pm

    Ahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! Realizing my town ALWAYS gives us sky puke…. The more you know… I always thought Disney ruined my expectations of what fireworks are in most towns… But maybe it’s because my town doesn’t put a lot of great effort into paying for good fireworks and maybe the techs?

  172. @mururoa7024

    July 9, 2024 at 5:22 pm

    If you really like fireworks, book a trip to Japan during the fireworks season. Some cities have a 3 hours non-stop display that puts Disney to shame. 😉👍

  173. @soapbar88

    July 9, 2024 at 5:39 pm

    It’s called X now fam

  174. @ethanschaefer8327

    July 9, 2024 at 6:26 pm

    11:35 so weird considering you can buy pounds of black powder for use in antique guns lol

  175. @HenryVarn

    July 9, 2024 at 9:42 pm

    I love my state, glad to see SC mentioned.

  176. @hlrose71

    July 10, 2024 at 6:20 pm

    My favorite firework is the mortar shell that lets off that huge BOOM but doesn’t product such a huge display. I’m not sure WHY it’s my favorite, but that huge BOOM always makes my heart skip a beat and makes me smile.

  177. @shaystern2453

    July 10, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    1. yes they are dangerous
    2. yes they are costly
    3. yes they don’t last long
    4. yes they are a waste of money

  178. @fineth9319

    July 11, 2024 at 2:49 pm

    Mom!!! I know what I want to be now! A pyromacer!

  179. @24Shigeru24

    July 11, 2024 at 2:53 pm

    Wasn’t the actual firework thing an accidental discovery? The orgin story I heard was that a chinese emperor wanted a medicine that would allow him to live forever, and that concoction turned out to be great for making things go boom…

  180. @justicegusting2476

    July 11, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    TMI overload.

  181. @michaelmeden9117

    July 11, 2024 at 8:02 pm

    As a forty year pyro veteran, to me, fireworks going off smells like Hundred dollar bills. I worked for the company that did the San Diego show. It was an issue with the FireOne programing. The software more specifically. interesting story if you want to know more about it. Great job answering these questions by the way!

  182. @bicivelo

    July 12, 2024 at 3:10 pm

    This dude seems to know his sh*t! I heard disney is also using pneumatics to launch mortars so there is a lot smoke at ground level. 😊

  183. @HisXLNC

    July 13, 2024 at 1:18 am

    I personally love the smell of fireworks.

  184. @ghriszlybare2547

    July 13, 2024 at 12:16 pm

    A NOTAM is now “notice to all air missions.” Im not sure exactly when it changed but thats what it is now

  185. @leeaf7

    July 13, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    5:04 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has changed its naming to Notice to Air Mission (same acronym, NOTAM). Just FYI.

  186. @katiboeheim7908

    July 13, 2024 at 8:56 pm

    Disagree, no question is stupid

  187. @PYRO-ON

    July 14, 2024 at 3:14 pm

    PYROS UNITE!!! 🧨💥🧨💥

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