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

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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 #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
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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:

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

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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
 

Episode #61: On My Way to Punta Cana

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. The guys have just spent the morning enjoying the Gene Simmons Vault Experience and they’re ready to talk about their afternoon with Gene and also some pyro. It’s a typical day in the life for our stars!

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • The Gene Simmons Vault Experience
  • Pyro Purge
  • Deler Show Recap
  • Lampari Shells
  • Fireworks News
  • World Premier “ Fireworks Brigade Unboxed”
  • Bad trip

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 #60: Sprinkle the Outfield

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. John’s ready to make his way back to China one more time before the selling season and he makes some time for pyro talk.

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • Banana Splits
  • Pyro Purge
  • Managing an inventory
  • Expansion talk
  • Master Class: Double Jeopardy
  • Master Class: Desperados
  • “Your Show” World Premiere
  • Check out the music video on our YouTube channel
  • Pyro News
  • Pyro Judge
  • 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 #59: Green Eggs & Bam

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

Special Guest: Pauline

This episode of Fireworks Brigade was recorded at the Fireworks Brigade Studios in Chicago. John’s returned from his Cabo sabbatical and he makes some time for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with a side of pyro talk.

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • You can’t put a price on fine art
  • Lifestyles of jugglers and guys on stilts
  • Pyro Purge
  • ASD Recap
  • New product expectations
  • New labels
  • Pyro News
  • What does “Dilly Dilly” really mean?
  • Tournament of Bam (Fountains Edition)
  • First Ever “Master Class”
  • Master Class “Horsing Around”
  • Master Class “War Hammer”

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

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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 #58: Shootin’ One Point Four

Hosts: Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker

This episode of Fireworks Brigade is recorded at Casa Starr in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Johnny Starr and Ron the Banker are “Face Down and Kissin the Ground” and they’ve brought along a few friends. This episode includes the premier of “Shootin One Point Four” which is a song parody of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”. A new segment called “Pyro Confessions” also makes a debut.

Some of the topics covered in this episode include
  • John’s Ding Sling
  • World Premier “Shootin’ One Point Four” song parody
  • What Would Johnny Do
  • First Ever Pyro Confessions
  • Dilly Dilly

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