The APA is the voice of the fireworks industry. The APA promotes safety in the design & use of all types of legal fireworks. Pyro Spectaculars by Souza has been a sustaining member of the APA for decades and strongly supports their mission to preserve, protect, and promote the American tradition of celebrating with fireworks. Check out the video to learn more about the APA and their efforts in representing our industry.
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2015
The annual Pyrotechnic Personnel Training Seminar at Golden Hills Community Church is on Saturday, March 28th. The event details and map are listed below.
Questions? Please contact Evelina at 916-640-0173.
Please complete the form at the bottom of the screen to RSVP online.
Golden Hills Community Church
2401 Shady Willow Lane
Brentwood, CA 94513
Pyro North Operator Seminar Agenda
|9:00 – 9:30AM||REGISTRATION
Linda McCurley & Evelina Kozachek
|9:30 – 10:00AM||WELCOME / OUR INDUSTRY / OUR COMPANY
Ian Gilfillan & Jim Souza
|10:00 - 10:30AM||“YEARS OF SERVICE” AWARDS
Jeff Thomas & Ian Gilfillan
|10:30 – 11:30AM||HAZ MAT HANDLING / HAZARD COMMUNICATION / GHS
|11:30AM - 12:30PM||LUNCH, CELEBRATE SAFELY & RAFFLE
|12:30 – 1:30PM||ONLINE TRAINING ROLLOUT
BREAK-OUT SESSIONS – CHOOSE TWO SESSIONS
1 Session: DRIVER TRAINING - 3 Hours (with 20 Minute Break) - Kevin Gilfillan
|4:30 – 5:00PM||“BEST TRUCK” AWARDS
Zach Wetzel & John Hanson
Please complete the form below to sign up for the operator seminar:
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Wednesday evening, hundreds of thousands of people will pour into San Francisco to ring in the new year -- with a bang.
The city is bracing itself by preparing the fireworks and the police.
Just 15 minutes of fireworks requires days of preparation. "Somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 to 5,000 devices that'll go off in a 15 minutes period of time," one man said.
Pyro Spectaculars by Souza loads the barges just steps away from where they set up on the Fourth of July.
But while that show is about dignity and patriotism, this one's a little different. "This is more elevation and big explosions and it's truly just a 15 minute rage of explosives," Pyro show producer Jeff Thomas said.
In the summer, there's fog and in the winter it's usually clear. "It's amazing sometimes when you see shots on YouTube days later of where people actually saw the show from. It's incredible how far away they can see it," one man said.
But if you want the best view, there's only one place. "The Embarcadero Waterfront south of the Ferry Building is where a good vantage point to see the show," Thomas said.
With all that eye candy, the one thing you can count on out here is a big crowd. Officials are already setting up barricades and if you do plan to be out here pressed up against them in your winter coat, police have some things they'd like you to know. "We want to avoid any tragedies, so take public transportation, hire a car service, take taxis, ferries, whatever it may be, but just don't drink and drive," Ofc. Albie Esparza said.
Police will be on DUI patrol and writing tickets for public drinking.
The good news is there are options because BART will run until 3 a.m., Muni and Caltrain will be free.
Uber and Lyft will have extra cars on the road, though they could be expensive when demand is high.
And the taxi app Flywheel will offer a special promotion, offering $10 rides to go anywhere in the city.
"A lot of times with crowds, people are opportunistic and trying to you know steal someone's smartphone, or purse or wallet," Esparza said.
Police say go ahead and take pictures, especially of fireworks, just put your phone away when you're done.
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SEATTLE (AP) — A fireworks crew worked in near-freezing temperatures under a blue sky Tuesday setting pyrotechnics on the Space Needle for the New Year's Eve show at the Seattle Center.
T-Mobile is sponsoring the eight-minute midnight show set to music.
New Year's Eve parties are being held at the observation deck and the SkyCity restaurant on the 605-foot landmark of the 1962 World's Fair.
Organizers expect 20,000 people will ring in the new year on the Seattle Center grounds with 400,000 more watching the fireworks from surrounding neighborhoods and another half-million tuning in from home.