Episode #76: Vlaka!

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Starr Fireworks in Fargo, North Dakota. The dog days are over and the guys are in Fargo getting ready for the fireworks selling season. Late one Sunday evening Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker take the time to talk pyro

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • “Pull String Plush Toy” (be sure to check out the video on YouTube)
  • Pyro Purge
  • Preparing for the selling season
  • John’s April China trip
  • 2019: The year of the assortment
  • Pirate Steve and the Magical Firework Assortment
  • “Welcome to the Demo” (be sure to check out the video on YouTube)
  • Fireworks Brigade Master Class “ Mob Madness”
  • Fireworks News

Please Google search #SAVEOURFIREWORKS to learn more about the sweeping changes proposed by the CPSC and how to voice your concerns!

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 #75: Cartel Night: No Color Just Murder

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Very Special Guest: Cody B. of Cody B. Pyrotechnics & CB Pyro Displays

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the PyroPodcast Studios in Chicago, Illinois with a spe-cial segment contribution from Cody B. of Cody B. Pyrotechnics and CB Pyro Displays in Dickinson, North Dakota. The dog days are about to wrap up and the selling season is fast approaching. To get ready for the onslaught, the guys talk pyro and a whole lot more.

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Top Ten Things You Don’t Want to Hear During Retail Week at Starr Fireworks (be sure to check out the video on YouTube)
  • Pyro Purge
  • “Your Show” (PyroParody, be sure to check out the music video on YouTube)
  • Master Class – Johnny’s Revenge With Cody B.
  • What the heck is “Cupping”?
  • Tournament of Bam With Cody B.
  • Go Big Go Loud” (PyroParody, be sure to check out the PGI music video on YouTube)
  • Fireworks News
  • Carter Night
  • Why is Johnny Double Happy?
  • Johnny Starr Fireworks Judge
  • Pyro Playhouse (Molten Steel Fireworks in China)

Please Google search #SAVEOURFIREWORKS to learn more about the sweeping changes proposed by the CPSC and how to voice your concerns!

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 #74: Think Spring!

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Casa Starr in Cabo San Lucas. As John and Ron des-perately try to stay warm, they make their annual trip to Mexico for the SuperBowl. The guys talk about some Mexican fireworks traditions, cover the latest pyro news and take the time for a Master Class.

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Pyro Purge
  • Starr Fireworks Dealer Show May 4
  • Mexico Fire Works Lesson
  • Fireworks News
  • Dino Roast
  • Johnny Starr Fireworks Judge
  • Master Class “Head or Tails”

Please Google search #SAVEOURFIREWORKS to learn more about the sweeping changes proposed by the CPSC and how to voice your concerns!

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 #73: 10,000 Grams of Cody B

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Very Special Guests: Cody B of Cody B Pyrotechnics & CB Pyro Displays

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the PyroPodcast Studios in Chicago, Illinois. As John and Ron desperately try to stay warm, they welcome Cody B of Cody B Pyrotechnics, to join them on the PyroPodcast. Cody is the host of one of the most viewed and highly rated pyrotechnic channels on YouTube. There you will find a variety of firework related videos, including demos, reviews, stashes and tutorials. Cody’s young, but with over 12 years of experience, he’s definitely got the passion for pyro. Cody and his fiancée currently operate their own firework display company, CB Pyro Displays. Be sure to follow them on Instagram and like their Facebook page for updates!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Explosive Compositions Intro (be sure to check out the video on YouTube)
  • Pyro Purge
  • Cody B Interview
  • Master Class with Cody B “Fireworks Brigade 200 Gram Cake”
  • This or That with Cody B
  • Pyro Partner (be sure to check out the animation on YouTube)
  • CPSC Update from Spencer Elg via email
  • Pyro News
  • Pyro Judge
  • Pyro Playhouse
  • Sweet Pyro Time Parody Song (Karaoke video available on YouTube)

Please Google search #SAVEOURFIREWORKS to learn more about the sweeping changes proposed by the CPSC and how to voice your concerns!

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 #72: Dino Got Run Over by a John Deere

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Very Special Guests: Turbulent Cinema’s Ryan Thompson, Chris Thompson and Louie

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Pyro Podcast Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Christmas is approaching fast, the year’s almost over and John’s preparing to leave for Hawaii. The guys decide to invite some friends to talk pyro in front of the fire. Enjoy!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Is Johnny an agent of chaos? Pyro Purge
  • Ryan has a blog “Turbulent Cinema” and Johnny’s jealous
  • Pennsylvania fireworks laws
  • Noise aversion medicine for pets
  • John’s money gun
  • Big Shooter
  • WWJD
  • Ryan’s “Turbulent Cinema” Holiday Movie Recap
  • Dino Got Run Over by a John Deere Pyro Parody

Please Google search #SAVEOURFIREWORKS to learn more about the sweeping changes proposed by the CPSC and how to voice your concerns!

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 #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