No event is complete without the thrill of a spectacular firework display. Our fully trained operators are extremely experienced in coordinating and firing pyrotechnic shows.
We specialise in aerial displays; with a combination of shells, mines and candles that will leave even the most discerning audience stunned. We can also design special firework messages to commemorate your party.
Category 4 fireworks are the largest professional pyrotechnics available. They can only be fired by licensed operators and are therefore only seen at public events. Our displays are designed to offer a constant barrage of bombs, bursts and effects.
Displays are generally programmed to run for ten minutes. Longer shows can be arranged at your request, and will be designed to suit your personal requirements and budget. Fireworks can also be combined with music, lighting effects and lasers.
We provide a site inspection and risk assessment report for every event, ensuring that our excellent safety record and strict safety policies are maintained.Firework Safety Policy
Safety Involving Clients
New clients are visited and potential sites checked by at least one of our experienced staff. We insist that a minimum of 30 metres clearance from spectators, marquees etc. and a further 30 metres for fallout is available before we will even consider going ahead with the display-however small. We actually recommend that a distance of 50 metres is provided.
If the above conditions are met then we check the site for hazards e.g. combustible materials, (dry grass, trees, old buildings, thatch, barns etc.) which may be close to the firing site, but outside the safety zone.
The site is then checked for hazards to our staff e.g. long grass or scrub, potholes, rocks, slippery uneven ground, molehills, or anything else that could prevent rapid movement in an emergency.
The site is set with two water fire extinguishers. (If the client can provide a hose all the better), and a first aid kit with burns treatments.
The client is advised to inform the Police, Fire Brigade, neighbours, and any local livestock owners of the display, but we cannot insist on this. If we arrive on the night to find that this has not been done we ask that the Police and Fire Brigade be notified before display starts.
Every effort will be made to leave the site as we found it, but it is the responsibility of the client to check the site in daylight, and inform us immediately of anything untoward you may find.
Availability of outdoor lighting is considered, and if not adequate we will provide our own generator and outdoor lighting for our display area only. At larger public displays the client will be asked to provide uniformed marshals.
Safety Involving The Display
All fireworks lying on the site prior to set up are pointed towards the safety zone. Fireworks are set up angled away from the crowd and towards the fallout zone. Safety covers are not removed until the firework is to be fired. Fusing is always carried out with safety in mind. If fusing is done before the display then the fireworks are kept in a secure environment e.g. our magazine to prevent any tampering. All fuses allow enough time for the operator to get clear of the firework.
At no time is the firing site left unattended. Port fires are used in preference to electric detonation. Shells are fused together in groups of no more than 8x2”, 6x3”, 3x4”. Shells above 4” are fired singly. Rockets are fired from racks of 10 individually. Flight rockets are fired from a cone in groups of 10. Ground repeaters are always staked for additional support. All fireworks, racks etc. are always staked crowd side so the firework could not fall towards the spectators.
No reloading is permitted during the display. Flight rockets awaiting loading into the firing cone are kept up wind of the display under tarpaulin and pointing away from the crowd.
At larger displays (more than 3 staff) a “watcher” is employed specifically to ensure that all aerial fireworks explode and that no live material falls down near our staff. The watcher also warns of low bursts. On smaller displays the 3 staff all watch each other as fireworks are being fired more slowly.
No equipment is touched for 10/15 minutes after the display in case any unexploded material is detonated by smouldering debris.
Please be aware that the ultimate responsibility and decision to fire rests with the senior pyrotechnician. If he is unhappy with any aspect of safety, or the weather conditions he can and will refuse to fire the show
Contact us today at Firebird Events for further information on our firework displays for weddings, events and parties or to make a booking.