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Episode #71: #SAVEOURFIREWORKS – December 2018

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Spencer Elg, Outside Counsel for the National Fireworks Association (NFA)

This special episode of Fireworks Brigade is an update on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) proposed sweeping changes that could have a long term adverse effect on consumer fireworks. For a more basic understanding of the proposed rule changes, tune in to Episode 68 of the program.

To learn more about how to get involved just Google search #SAVEOURFIREWORKS or email the NFA at nfasafety@gmail.com and tell them how the CPSC’s proposed rule change would affect you.

Please contact the CPSC’s acting Chairwoman Ann Marie Buerkle at (301) 504-7978 or at abuerke@cpsc.gov and let her know your views on the proposed regulations change.

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
We are proud to announce we are now available on Android devices and Spotify!

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew and our special guest at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM

Episode #70: Edson Contreras from CaboFireworks.MX

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Edson Contreras, Cabo Fireworks Company (CABOFIREWORKS.MX)

Studio Guest: Pauline

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Casa Starr in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker decide to go on a little Pyrocation. They meet Edson Contreras from the Cabo Fire-works Company and tour his facility in the mountains of San Jose Del Cabo. Edson gives Ron and John an education in Mexican Pyro. One thing’s for sure, Edson has the passion for fireworks! Enjoy!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Dilly Dilly 2.0
  • CPSC Update
  • Pyro Purge
  • China Trip Recap
  • Fireworks News
  • Edson Contreras Interview
  • Fargo News
  • WWJD

Please contact the CPSC’s acting Chairwoman Ann Marie Buerkle at (301) 504-7978 or at abuerke@cpsc.gov and let her know your views on the proposed regulations change

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
We are proud to announce we are now available on Android devices and Spotify!

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew and our special guest at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM
EDSON@CABOFIREWORKS.MX

Episode #69: 2018 N.F.A. Demo YouTube Companion

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Pyro Podcast Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Halloween is fast approaching and the convention season is over and John’s preparing to leave for China. The guys provide a Director’s Commentary for the Starr Fireworks NFA Demo and go through the current fireworks news. Enjoy!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Pyro Purge
  • NFA Recap
  • Chicago Athletic Club Event Recap
  • 2018 NFA Demo/YouTube Commentary
  • Master Class “Loose Cannon”
  • Fireworks News
  • Halloween Fireworks
  • Fireworks, Masonry & Trees
  • Rock Starr Pyro
  • ND News
  • Japan News
  • WWJD

Please contact the CPSC’s acting Chairwoman Ann Marie Buerkle at (301) 504-7978 or at abuerke@cpsc.gov and let her know your views on the proposed regulations change

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
We are proud to announce we are now available on Android devices and Spotify!

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM

Episode #68: #SAVEOURFIREWORKS

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Spencer Elg (Outside Counsel for the NFA)

Dear Friend of Fireworks –

As you know, the National Fireworks Association (NFA) and its leaders have been working hard to defeat a mis-guided and ill-informed rule proposed by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) that would dramatically change the landscape of the consumer fireworks industry.

The most recent CPSC meeting on this topic took place late last month and ended without a decision. It appears that all of the comments and feedback from concerned folks has made a difference. The CPSC essentially decided to kick the can down the road with the intent of gathering some additional information.

In this special edition of The Fireworks Brigade, we speak to Spencer Elg, outside counsel for the NFA. Spencer answers our questions about the latest CPSC decision and what we can do to help. #SAVEOURFIREWORKS

Special thank you to Nancy Blogin and the NFA for helping us connect with Mr. Elg.

To learn more about how to get involved in this effort, just Google search #SAVEOURFIREWORKS or email the NFA at nfasafety@gmail.com and tell them how the CPSCs proposed rule would affect you.

CPSC Acting Chairwoman Ann Marie Buerkle can be reached at (301) 504-7978.
You can also email her at ABUERKLE@CPSC.GOV

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
We are proud to announce we are now available on Android devices and Spotify!

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM

Episode #67: N.F.A. 2018 Night 2 “Welcome to the Demo”

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Dino, Bob Quinn, Mike Harris, Peter, Jessica Armstead

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Wichita Kansas while the guys were participating in the National Fireworks Association’s annual convention. This is night 2 of the convention about 30 minutes after Starr Fireworks participated in the evening’s demo. Enjoy!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Zappa crappa, Cooper scooper
  • Master Class, How to Execute a Demo
  • Dino state your purpose
  • Bob Quinn (Ace Midwest)
    Ace Midwest Fireworks
  • Mike Harris (ITTI)
    ITTI
  • Peter (CanFire Pyrotechnics)
    Canfire
  • Pyro Judge
  • WWJD
  • Jessica Armstead (Harbour Family Fireworks)
    Barbour Family Fireworks
  • Salutes
  • WWJD
  • Welcome to the Demo reprise
  • Pyro Partner
  • Please contact the CPSC’s acting Chairwoman Ann Marie Buerkle at (301) 504-7978 or at abuerke@cpsc.gov and let her know your views on the proposed regulations change.

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
We are proud to announce we are now available on Android devices and Spotify!

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM

Episode #66: N.F.A. 2018

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Mike Gann, King Bird

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Wichita Kansas while the guys were participating in the National Fireworks Association’s annual convention. Enjoy!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Welcome to NFA, but where’s the Afterglow?
  • Master Class
  • If you had a chance would you clone Dino?
  • Color t-shirts cost a lot of money
  • CPSC Proposed regulations changes
  • Contact the CPSC’s acting Chairwoman Ann Marie Buerkle at (301) 504-7978 or at abuerke@cpsc.gov and let her know your views on the proposed regulations changes.
  • Mike Gann of Redbird
  • Beverage time
  • Salutes
  • Fireworks Judge
  • WWJD
  • Welcome to the Demo World Premiere
  • www.thunderkingfireworks.com

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
We are proud to announce we are now available on Android devices and Spotify!

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM

Episode #65: P.G.I. 2018

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Jeffrey and Clay Labrador

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded in Mason City Iowa while the guys were participating in the Pyrotechnics Guild International’s “Thunder and Fire” at the North Iowa Events Center. Enjoy!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Go Big Go Loud Premiere
  • Pyro Purge
  • News
  • Master Class “Twilight”
  • What Would Johnny Do

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM

Episode #64: Pyro Prophet

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. The clock has just turned to midnight and it’s the 4th of July. Enjoy!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Pyro Purge
  • Dr. Dud Premier
  • Price is Right
  • Master Class “Chinese Takeout”
  • Master Class “Little Saigon”
  • In the news

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
 

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM
 

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM
 

Episode #63: More Pokin at the Bear

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guests: Oscar and Jenn

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s the middle of retail week and even though the guys are tired, they take a few minutes to talk pyro. Dino and his lovely girlfriend Jenn join our hosts for the premier of “Pokin at the Bear” song parody. Our old friend Oscar from Mexico is also on hand. Enjoy!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Pyro Purge
  • Fireworks News
  • Pokin at the Bear World Premier
  • Explosive Compositions” Parody TV Commercial

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
 

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM
 

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM
 

Episode #62: Plucking Eyebrows & Jarring Urine

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. It’s the first day of retail week and even though the guys are tired, they take a few minutes to talk pyro.

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Pyro Purge
  • Donald J. Trump visits Fargo
  • Trump Card Master Class
  • Night on the Town Master Class
  • Dino Roast
  • Explosive Compositions” Parody TV Commercial
  • Sweet Pyro Time” World Premier

If you would like to keep up with the show you can do so at:

YouTube – Fireworks Brigade
Twitter – twitter.com/PyroPodcast
 

In search of the best and widest variety of fireworks in North Dakota?

STARR-FIREWORKS.COM
 

Get in touch with the Fireworks Brigade crew at:

INFO@FIREWORKSBRIGADE.COM