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Fire Marshal Working to Make Sure Fireworks Show is Safe
DAYTON -- Setup is underway for the Lights of Flight Fireworks Festival in Downtown. How do the professionals keep their pyrotechnics safe before the big show? The Dayton Fire Marshal explained exactly what they're inspecting for.
"There's all sorts of new stuff," said Joe Rozzi of Rozzi's Famous Fireworks.
The company has been setting up their products in Deeds Park since Monday afternoon.
"We want to make sure that we don't have any nails that are piercing through the sides," said Angela Morgan, a Prevention Specialist with the Dayton Fire Marshals office. "We don't want any frayed fireglass portions of the cylinder."
"When they're set off it's kind of a count, 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... so that there's time in between maybe just a few seconds so that we can see that everything is going off the way its supposed to go off," Morgan continued.
The City of Dayton hired Regards to watch the stash of fireworks before the big show. To keep the public safe they're keeping everyone 600 feet away.
After some rain showers Wednesday afternoon at the set up site, "Rozzi's famous fireworks makes sure that they're covered the product with foil once they've loaded the guns and then they also do a protective plastic covering," Morgan said, assuring that any additional rain wouldn't affect the show.
The Lights in Flight Fireworks Festival kicks off in downtown Dayton at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and the fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.
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