Buying Fireworks Online

Fireworks Sales

Fireworks Displays

Pyrotechnic Training and Employment

Buying Fireworks Online

How old do I have to be to buy fireworks online?

You must be at least 18 years old to purchase fireworks.

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Will my fireworks be shipped to my home?

Yes. Fireworks are shipped by common carrier (semi-truck) to your home or to the nearest freight terminal, and you can pick up your order there.

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Where can you ship fireworks?

We can ship fireworks to these states:* Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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Do you sell fireworks internationally?

No. Because of shipping and other regulations, we only sell in the US to states that allow fireworks.

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Do you sell M-80's and Cherry Bombs?

No. M-80's and Cherry Bombs are not fireworks; they are classified as illegal explosive devices. It has been a federal felony to possess, manufacture or use these types of devices since passage of the Child Protection Act of 1966. Bob Weaver has done a nice job of describing the M-80 issue on his web site.

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Fireworks Sales

How long will it take to get my wedding sparkler order?

If placed before 3:00 pm Eastern Time, most orders will ship that day. You can estimate the time to receive your order by consulting the FedEx ground transport map on our shipping page.

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How long will it take to get my fireworks order?

It can take 7 to 10 days to receive your fireworks order.
Fireworks have to ship by common carrier freight, ground transport only

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Fireworks Displays

How much does a fireworks display cost?

The typical July 4th show budget is $3000 to $20,000. For smaller events, away from the July 4th holiday, we suggest starting at about $3000. It is sometimes possible to do a fireworks display for less, but it will depend on your venue and what you want to achieve.

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How long will my fireworks show last?

The length of the show is dependant on the budget and the type of effects used. A minimal show can last up to 10 minutes. Increasing your fireworks budget by $500 can double the length of a small fireworks show. It is best not to stretch a small budget too far, as the show will be too slow. Large shows should generally be no longer than about 30 minutes.

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Why is there so much difference in time and price?

There are a number of things that affect the length of your display and its price. Large shells and some special types of fireworks are more expensive; multiple firing stations mean we are using more fireworks in a given amount of time. The benefit of using a larger budget means that you get a more entertaining display.

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How long does it take to plan a fireworks show?

More time is better. The fireworks permit process from the local authority can typically take a month or more. If your show is located on or near water it can require a Coast Guard or DNR permit as well. Coast Guard permits must be submitted 135 days (4 and a half months) prior to the show.

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What kind of location do I need for a fireworks display?

There are many different types of fireworks we can use to accommodate various locations. For outdoor locations, we need at least 150 feet in all directions from the launch site, away from spectators, parking, and occupied buildings. Sites that have less than 150-foot radius will require the use of proximate pyrotechnics. Proximate fireworks are more expensive, and the fire code requires a test fire of each device when the venue is unoccupied. Indoor fireworks can be used in certain venues.

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What will I be responsible for?

As the sponsor of the fireworks show, you will be responsible for providing a suitable place to display the fireworks; securing all necessary permits; furnishing police, fire, and sponsors protection for proper crowd control and auto parking. You will provide site security to allow clearing of debris or any pyrotechnic material that remains at the site of the display after a display has taken place.

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How do I get a display permit?

We can provide assistance in obtaining the proper permits for your firework show; however, more information on how to get a permit can be found on our permits page.

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What will I receive for my money?

You get a fantastic fireworks entertainment package! You receive free planning, consultation, and a safety inspection of your location. You will also receive a free, no obligation, fireworks display quote. We provide a professional crew to set up, shoot the fireworks, and clean up after the display. We also provide liability insurance for the display.

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What if the weather is too bad to have the display?

It is very rare that we have to cancel for weather related reasons. We can shoot a display in light rain or snow. If the weather makes conditions unsafe, we will postpone or cancel the show. High winds or extremely dry conditions will require us to postpone the display. A safe show is the most important thing.

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Can we reschedule a fireworks show?

If your event is more than one day or will be rescheduled due to poor weather, we can schedule an inclement weather date. This means we would fire the show on the alternate date if necessary.

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What if my event is only one day?

We realize you cannot usually reschedule a wedding or anniversary, however we do incur some unrecoverable costs when we have to cancel because of weather. We charge only those unrecoverable costs to our customers and refund the rest.

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Pyrotechnic Training and Employment

Is there an age requirement to be a Pyrotechnician?

Yes. You must be at least 18 years old to work as a crew member and 21 years old to be a crew leader.

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What if I have a criminal record?

You cannot be a pyrotechnician if you have ever been convicted of a felony.

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What kind of license is required for Pyrotechnicians in Michigan?

In Michigan, there is no formal license required by the state for display fireworks operators. If you want to be a crew leader, we also require that you have at least a Class C Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement.

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What kind of training is required and where can I get it?

Most pyrotechnic training is done working with other pyrotechnicians. We suggest all of our crews complete the Pyrotechnics Guild International Inc. display operator certification course. The Michigan Pyrotechnics Arts Guild offers the course at least once each year in Michigan. Captain Boom also offers training from time to time, usually in April or May.

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