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Have a Safe 4th!!
« on: July 04, 2015, 02:01:42 PM »
I love the fireworks and stuff but this is getting to be a hassle every year. I swear I'm going to the dunes for the 4th next year no matter how hot it is. ;D ;D ???
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 02:57:05 PM »
Happy Birthday America


Be safe everyone
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2015, 06:18:14 PM »
We only do the city ones here.  Far enough away where the dogs can't hear them.  Good for us. 

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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2015, 06:50:31 PM »
enjoy all and don't blow a finger off lol
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 05:44:36 AM »
If only this guy had been a DTSfab member, he could have seen our safty message.


Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly
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CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.

Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said. But his friends urged him to stop.

"Apparently, he thought that was a great idea," McCausland said. "His friends they thought dissuaded him from doing it, and the next thing they knew, he ignited the fireworks and he was killed instantly."

Staples's brother Cody told the Daily News of New York that he was a few feet away when his brother lit the firework and was the first to come to his side after it exploded.

"There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there," said 25-year-old Cody Staples, who called it an accident.

"Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh," he said.

Staples' death is the first fireworks fatality in Maine since the state legalized fireworks on Jan. 1, 2012, authorities said.

Lawmakers had voted to repeal a 1949 law banning fireworks, reasoning the industry would create jobs and generate revenue.

State fire marshals were also investigating several other Fourth of July fireworks accidents involving injuries in Friendship, Jefferson, Lebanon and Woodstock. They said most of the accidents involved burns and eye injuries.

In Montana on Saturday, a 32-year-old man was killed at a Billings home in a fireworks accident involving a mortar tube.

And in New Jersey, a 52-year-old man blew off a large piece of his left leg below the knee when he set off a tennis-ball sized firework in Leonia.
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 05:47:30 AM »
Well,there goes mortars. Thanks a lot dumbass.
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 07:15:12 AM »
If only this guy had been a DTSfab member, he could have seen our safty message.



We forgot to say not to play with explosives when intoxicated.  Our message would have failed and we would be sued. 



The comments from some are silly. "He got what he wanted"  "Darwin"  etc.  We have all made mistakes.  Some more tragic than others. 
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2015, 07:39:11 AM »
I gotta admit I'd not have thought it would be lethal,just dumb as all get out.  Ya,I've done a lot of dumb stuff. Trouble is that mortars will be banned in a lot more places now. I'd bet a buck on that .
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2015, 04:26:46 PM »
Speaking of mortars, I had a large number blow in the tube this year. Fortunately I was smart enough not to put them on My head.
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2015, 07:00:40 PM »
We shot 200 mortars this year. Only one tube fired. We had better luck this year than in years past.  Many times,in the past,we would intentionally put the mortar in upside down. Made a NICE boom. I stopped that crap after one totally disintegrated a reinforced tube. We never found any piece of the tube-ever. Decided that was a dumb thing to be doing...................... rofl
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2015, 07:18:09 PM »
I always put the last one of the set in upside down. Never use the tube for more rounds than came in the box.
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2015, 07:33:49 PM »
Here in the west not so much.  Some parts of Nevada, New Mexico.  But for the most part; nope.  "Safe and sane" if at all  BORING.


I  should have gone to fabrs for the 4th.  LMAO

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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2015, 08:19:56 PM »
Bdkw,I always save the reinforced black polyethylene tubes. No other kind is kept and reused. We ganger 50 tubes at a time together with cannon fuse. Light once,stand back and enjoy. Did that 4 times and set off cakes and other stuff between rounds of mortars. Took over 3.5 hours to shoot all the crap we had. My son,daughter,a good friend and myself go crazy together each year...... We spent,collectively over $1K. Hell,the city  spent $8K for the city display and it was over in 20 minutes.   LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2015, 08:21:23 PM »
Yummi,you would be welcome if you happen to be in Kansas next year,unless I break tradition and hit the dunes next year....................
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Re: Have a Safe 4th!!
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2015, 06:07:02 AM »
Well Fabr was right. 


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The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives.

Devon Staples, 22, and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in a backyard in Staples' eastern Maine hometown, Calais, when the accident happened with a reloadable fireworks mortar tube, police have said.

Staples' mother, Kathleen Staples, said she is going to reach out to lawmakers about the possibility of tighter controls over fireworks. The state should consider requiring safety training courses before allowing someone to use them, she said. She compared fireworks with other regulated items such as cars and guns.

"At least it'd be a little bit more than, 'Here you go,'" Staples said. "That's an explosive. They didn't just hand me a license and put me in the car."


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26642224.html#storylink=cpy
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