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Photos by Fritz Rethage  ·    Posted July 4, 2003

20th Annual Fireworks

[Fire Department[Lions Club]   [International Fireworks]

2003 Aerial Fireworks & Story  [Group 1]
2003 Fireworks Detonation Zone [Group 3]

Setting Up the Fireworks Display

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Display racks are secured to avoid tipping over during the action.

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Fireworks charges are carefully loaded into special tubes.

Photos below:  Fuses are aligned and taped securely.
This is to avoid having one lit fuse inadvertently igniting another during the display.
The colored safety tabs are pulled just before ignition.

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Contractor checks wiring controls of electrical firing.

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Ready to Go!

Grand Finale was set up on the west Little League Field

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Fire Official Arthur Jackson reviewing the preparations

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Contractor carefully makes the right connections so the rows ignite continuously.

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Contractor checks wiring controls

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Grand Finale is covered in aluminum foil to avoid premature ignition by falling embers.

2003 Aerial Fireworks & Story  [Group 1]
2003 Fireworks Detonation Zone [Group 3]

Movies included in this story --
Set your media player to play continuously.  Cool effect -- try full screen

2004 Movies (all are about under 500k)
[fw04003]  [fw04008]  [fw04009]  [fw04010]  [fw04014]  [fw04018]
[fw04022]  [fw04024]  [fw04031]  [fw04037]  [fw04042]  [fw04044]
[fw04045]  [fw04046]  [fw04047]  [fw04048]  [fw04049]  [fw04050]

2003 Movies
Aerial View from the Field (Pete Gallo)[fw001--2.5 meg]
Aerial view from detonation zone [fw720-500k] [fw721-200k][fw722-100k] [fw807-400k]
Fireworks being ignited at detonation zone [fw018-500k] [fw026-500k] [fw035 -500k] [fw039-500k] [fw041-500k] [fw700-400k] [fw710-800k] [fw767-500k] [fw792-300k] [fw795-400k] [fw811-300k]

Editors choice: [fw767-500k]

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