Firework Safety And Illegal Fireworks - The Modesto Fire Department





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Published on Jul 3, 2011

The 4th of July is tomorrow and already over the past week Modestans have begun to celebrate the holiday of our nations independence with fireworks both legal and illegal all around the town.

Illegal fireworks have become almost common place in Modesto, California in recent years and are the cause of dozens of injuries and fires every 4th of July in our area.

This year Modesto News .org met with Fire Marshal Michael Payton of the Modesto fire Department to talk with him about both firework safety as well as illegal fireworks.

Here is some information about firework safety from FireworkSafety.com :

"Use fireworks outdoors only.
Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket).
Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.
Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.
Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."
Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.
Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.
The National Council on Fireworks Safety invites you to celebrate our nation's heritage on the Fourth of July, but celebrate safely."

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Comments β€’ 303

Aldo S.
This guy is an inane idiot, he doesn't even know what he is talking about! First off, those orange and pink canisters are not "dynamite explosives"! They are 60 Gram canister shell fireworks and are legal for consumers in the majority of states in the United States! Second, NEVER COMPARE M-80s OR "M-1000s" TO THE HIGH EXPLOSIVE NITROGLYCERIN! They are made with a total different mixture called FLASH POWDER, which undergoes a totally different form of exploding called DEFLAGRATION, NOT DETONATION, AND THEY CANT EVEN BE COMPARED TO HIGH EXPLOSIVES! Also i'm pretty sure that "professional fireworks people" as this inarticulate fool put it, DON'T USE CONSUMER FESTIVAL BALL SHELLS IN PROFESSIONAL SHOWS!! LEARN YOUR SHIT BEFORE YOU BLABBER ABOUT HOW DANGEROUS THESE "ILLEGAL FIREWORKS" ARE!!!! I had to post this for the good of the hobbyist firework community PYRO NATION!ο»Ώ
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Graham Bikes
Don't lie we all know that cop took some of that for himselfπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ο»Ώ
This guy has absolutely no clue what he's talking about.ο»Ώ
Christian Bautista
I always get illegal fireworks there better then the boring onesο»Ώ
pick up your illegal fireworks here Pahrump Nevada red apple fireworks is the bestο»Ώ
Moto Tractors
Fireworks shouldn't be illegal stupid people should make achohal and U.S. Legal and outlaw firewlrks have you seen firewlrks in Poland ο»Ώ
Clorox Bleach
Why the fuck are these fireworks legal in other countries but not here in CA. Fuck California. The only thing that had to ruin this state:Illegal Fireworks😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠 I like Cali a lot but this just had to ruin everyone's 4th of July
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Php CRZy
But there not fun if they don't boom or bangο»Ώ
At 2:51 the fire chief says the m1000 is equal to a 1/4 stick of dynamite. How the fuck can you compare flash powder (a low explosive) to nitroglycerin (a high explosive) Obviously science was not this fire Marshall's best subject. (and to think they took fire science classes to become firemen) Put a m1000 in the trunk of a car and light it. Next do the same with the dynamiteο»Ώ
Zachary Wellman
Dude this shit is stupid if things that fly through the air or explodes is illegal then what do these so called "safety fireworks" do, do they glow the dark???ο»Ώ
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