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Old 06-10-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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The ban does make a difference and I'm glad to see it. Some will still cheat, but that's what your phone is for...
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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The fireworks ban in the city limits are a joke...but preventing the sale will help a little. Not to be a debbie downer but I think they shouldnt even have the city/base/theme park ones....Austin had banned theirs. Set an example if you want people to comply.Save the money that would be spent, and put on a gigantic show next year if the drought is over, or use the money for other things more pressing.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I think the reason the big firework shows are allowed is that they've got pros doing them, and also that they shoot those fireworks from launchers that send them a lot higher in the air than regular fireworks, so the sparks are out by the time they reach the ground.

The three yards I saw catch fire on new year's were all the result of fireworks not going up in the air when they went off. They ended up going sideways into the grass. One nutty neighbor even started burning trash in her driveway when she ran out of fireworks.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:06 PM
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Does that include hand held sparklers? I would love to find some of those...
Today's Express-News article says the ban includes sparklers.



“Sparklers are included,” Bexar County Fire Marshal Ross Coleman added. “They burn extremely hot.”

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...ks-1418843.php

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Old 06-11-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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The ban does make a difference and I'm glad to see it. Some will still cheat, but that's what your phone is for...
I am glad to see the ban too, but I think we are kidding ourselves if we think calling anyone will make a difference. Unless someone has a supply that will last hours, by the time the police get there the "show" will be long over with.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Taking bets now on the likelihood of fireworks starting a fire that damages some property, regardless of the ban.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:09 PM
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Taking bets now on the likelihood of fireworks starting a fire that damages some property, regardless of the ban.
You taking bets on whether we'll still be in water restrictions next week, too? I'd say that they're both sure things.

Wasn't it around New Years Eve of '09 that there were over 200 brush fires in the county that were started by fireworks?
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You taking bets on whether we'll still be in water restrictions next week, too? I'd say that they're both sure things.

Wasn't it around New Years Eve of '09 that there were over 200 brush fires in the county that were started by fireworks?
Water restrictions are actually a good model for how well a fireworks ban will work. I know very few people who don't cheat on the water restrictions. Most neighbors seem to have a "I won't rat you out if you don't rat me out and both our lawns will live" arrangement.

Of course if people can't drive out of the county and buy fireworks that'll help, but there's plenty of people that have leftovers from last year.
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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Water restrictions are actually a good model for how well a fireworks ban will work. I know very few people who don't cheat on the water restrictions. Most neighbors seem to have a "I won't rat you out if you don't rat me out and both our lawns will live" arrangement.

Of course if people can't drive out of the county and buy fireworks that'll help, but there's plenty of people that have leftovers from last year.
Well here's a really good question. I've called SAWS multiple times on neighbors because they violated the water restrictions (we're in Stage 3 in Converse), and I've been told on each occasion that since we are outside the city limits of San Antonio, the water restrictions are unenforceable, and to basically suck it up.

I honestly don't see how a sparkler being lit in my street is going to start a wildfire, compared to a large military installation setting off industrial-sized fireworks, but whatever.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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good. this past new years was a nightmare for us, as the neighbors decided to get drunk and hang out in the front yard, setting off fireworks.

nice to know i might get some sleep on the 4th.
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