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Fireworks Terminology

If you are planning on purchasing fireworks for a private show or public, city display, there are some important things to know about them before you make any purchases. Whether buying wholesale or retail consider the following terms and definitions before buying your fireworks.

  • AHJ - This in an acronym for authority having jurisdiction and will vary depending on your city laws. Check with your AHJ before purchasing any explosives to make sure that they are legal.
  • Bottle Rocket - A bottle rocket is a popular explosive to buy around the July 4th holiday because they are smaller firecrackers that are less complex and dangerous to use. They are typically purchased retail, but can be bought from wholesaler pyrotechnic companies.
  • Deflagrate - This is the scientific term that is used to explain how fireworks explode. All new, modern fireworks deglagrate by means of a chemical reaction, as opposed to gunpowder.
  • Fuse - Professional fireworks displays often require a series of fuses. Distributors will have these for sale along with pyrotechnics. The fuse allows the fireworks professional to safely light the firecracker from a safe distance.
  • High Explosives - High explosives are a subcategory of explosives separate from fireworks. All new, modern pyrotechnics are devoid of the explosives found in high explosives such as TNT and dynamite.
  • NFPA - This stands for the National Fire Protection Association. Is is the body of professionals that sets safety standards for the creation, transportation, storage, and ignition of firework pyrotechnics.
  • Safe and Sane - This is the term used to describe fireworks that don't explode with aerial effects. They include poppers and sparklers.
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    Davey Jones Fireworks
    180 Monorail Dr, Fort Mill, SC 29708
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    (803) 396-8730
    User Review: "This is a great fireworks store near carowinds at the south carolina/north carolina border. They have a huge selection and..." - Darrell (NC)
    House of Fireworks
    3474 Highway 21 Byp, Fort Mill, SC 29715
    (803) 548-5818
    Red Rocket Fireworks
    3477 Highway 21 Byp, Fort Mill, SC 29715
    (803) 396-8060
    Big Daddy's Fireworks Castle
    3420 Highway 21 Byp, Fort Mill, SC 29715
    (803) 802-2092
    Big Fireworks
    2203 Deerfield Dr, Fort Mill, SC 29715
    (803) 802-2266
    Uncle Sam's Fireworks
    3186 Highway 21, Fort Mill, SC 29715
    (803) 547-5550
    Phantom Fireworks
    9999 Charlotte Hwy, Fort Mill, SC 29707
    (803) 802-9595
    Andy's Fireworks
    1211 Cherry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732
    (803) 366-6935
    Johnny's Discount Party Shop & Fireworks
    1985 Highway 321 N, Clover, SC 29710
    (803) 222-6757
    Tc's Amusements
    5203 Old York Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732
    (803) 985-5300
    Fireworks Beauty Salon
    449 S Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083
    (704) 934-2445
    Flashes Fireworks
    713 Marine Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803) 325-2422
    Red Rocket Fireworks Co Inc
    1166 Porter Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803) 329-2577
    01 Daddy Rabs Fireworks
    1505 Great Falls Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720
    (803) 285-0465
    Shelton Fireworks
    570 Tribal Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702
    (864) 839-4900

    Fireworks are a fun, exciting way to celebrate a party, holiday, or cookout. Fireworks, explosives that give off brightly colored lights, smoke, and noise, are often seen at beaches, campgrounds, fairs, and parties, to the delight of young and old alike. They can range from the relatively tame, like firecrackers and sparklers, to the more heavy-duty types, such as commercial grade pyrotechnics. Fireworks are legal in some states and illegal in others. While they can be pretty to watch, they are inherently dangerous due to the gunpowder and other explosive ingredients involved. Although fireworks of all kinds are most commonly set off by qualified technicians on national holidays like the Fourth of July, they can also be used for private party events, beach cookouts, shows, and festivals. Indoors, they are typically called pyrotechnics when used as part of shows and concerts. Many wholesale fireworks stores can be found near vacation destinations like campgrounds and beaches: places people typically head to on vacation. Some dealers also boast websites where customers can view inventory and place bulk orders. Wholesale fireworks and explosives can be purchased in bulk at a discount. Usually, in the summer time, fireworks of all kinds can be found pretty cheap, with many wholesalers and retailers offering discounts and specials. You can even get gift certificates for friends and family members who love lighting off fireworks. Wholesalers that sell fireworks may also sell model rockets, cap guns, and safety gear, along with various designs of explosives and firecrackers. Towns and cities are typical customers of fireworks wholesalers, as they need large amounts of fireworks at once for municipal fireworks displays. These usually take place every Fourth of July, but are sometimes offered on a regular basis throughout the summer months at community parks or beaches.
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