On Halloween night, the fun doesn’t stop once trick-or-treating winds down. Fireworks often cap off the night. But they can be dangerous if not used properly.
That’s why sometimes it’s best to leave it to pros like Drew Larsen.
“We use professional grade fireworks, the same type of shells used in the celebration of lights in Vancouver.”
Larsen explains the type of fireworks he uses produce a much more spectacular display than what can be bought at local fireworks retailers.
“The main difference between consumer and professional fireworks is the level of explosive quality. Tomorrow nights show will include many different types of effects including comets, mines, aerial shells, and what we call a professional display fireworks cakes.”
Larsen and his crew have high levels of training when it comes to explosives.
Halloween is one of the four days each year when fireworks are allowed within city limits. Cliff Warner with the Prince George Fire Department says that if people are going to make their own displays, there are important points to keep in mind.
“We recommend that if [people] are setting them off in their own private property, they have them in a bucket or a wheelbarrow with sand. Definitely do not set them off holding on to them with your hands.”
Another important safety tip is that if you light a firework and it doesn’t go off, wait twenty minutes and then put it inside a bucket of water.
But Warner says the best idea is to leave it to the pros.
“Well the best option would be to find a display that’s taking place at one of the community associations.”
So if a big explosion is what you’re after, the field at College Heights Secondary is the place to go after trick-or-treating on Halloween night.