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Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by tSmalls » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:15 pm

Are small consumer grade pyrotechnics allowed to be shot from within the city, or is this kind of thing restricted to open playa? I'm not talking a pyrotechnics show here,
just one or two mortar tubes fired to kick off an event at camp. Thanks y'all.
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Re: Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by lucky420 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:16 pm

I don't think that it is allowed but wiser folks will come along and set us straight...
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Re: Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by Savannah » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:24 pm

You need approval for those anywhere within the event.
Fireworks may only be used at Burning Man in performance and art installations. Fireworks used in these projects are limited to consumer grade Class C. For reasons of safety and event stipulations we do not allow the use of Display Grade 1.3g Fireworks. Fireworks that are classified as consumer grade are known as Class C or UN 1.4g or UN0336. This includes fountains (gerbs), sparklers, night displays or cakes.

All pyrotechnic materials must be approved in advance by the Fire Art Safety Team (FAST). Artists must submit a description name and product number of the devices they plan to use, to ensure they do not bring devices that cannot be approved.
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http://www.burningman.com/installations ... hnics.html

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Re: Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by tSmalls » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:49 pm

Thanks kindly, Savannah! You dah best.
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Re: Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by Savannah » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:53 pm

tSmalls wrote:Thanks kindly, Savannah! You dah best.
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Thanks for wanting to do it right. As a tent-dweller, I worry a little about fire . . .
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Re: Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:33 pm

Not even sparklers?

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Re: Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by Savannah » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:54 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Not even sparklers?
I dunno, Dougly. Maybe you can inquire, and report back. :)

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Re: Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by junglesmacks » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:30 am

I mean.. what if I only like snakes and sparklers?

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Re: Small Pyrotechnics Question

Post by trilobyte » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:19 am

Moving this over to Q&A since that's a better fit.

Consumer-grade pyrotechnics (aka fireworks) are no bueno (I believe they may even turn you away at the gates if found). It's also extremely uncool to your neighbors, many of whom have camps that have flammable materials and fuel storage that could potentially be put at risk. Blow off all your roadside fireworks before getting to the event, or better yet hold off on buying them until the drive back home.

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