Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

The annual City fireworks display for the 4th of July were especially good this year. It could be that there were more and better fireworks.

It could be that there was better weather for it. It could also be that this year we had the display ran by professionals.

As far back as I can remember, we have had a pickup crew of guys running the show. A couple of technical types and some volunteers. It saves money and all of that. Usually the only thing that goes wrong is a small grass fire when some sparks shower the ground.

Last year there was a problem with sparks, just like every year. The sparks started a fire that raced into the storage area for the fireworks. Two volunteers were very badly burned. They died within a week. The fireworks company that the City contracts with every year, brought out a professional crew to handle everything at no charge to the City. These folks were really, really good too. It was one of the best displays ever.

Happy Birthday America!


TerriRainer said...

The fireworks show in Moore has been done by professionals for years now and is always great, this year was no exception.

Glad Norman finally caught up with us...but you do have OU, so I guess I can't trash Norman, now can I?

:) Terri

Michael said...

I'm Michael from Liuyang China(Liuyang is center of fireworks in the world),and now work for one of largest fireworks company.We have been manufacture professional fireworks and consumer fireworks for many years.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Two volunteers died? That is appalling!