NFA Shares Concerns with Congress about China's New 30mm Policy

The following letter on the China's 30 mm policy was sent to the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation Ranking, Congressman Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Congressman Rick Crawford, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. The same letter was also sent to Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) who is the Chairman fo the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), who is the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety.  These four elected officials sit in positions of enormous consequence to the NFA on this issue and their committees that they lead help insure the safe and timely transportation of commerce through United States.   NFA also sent the letter to:   Senator Jerry Moran, who serves as the Chairman of the Seante Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science and Related Agencies which is the committee that oversees the budget for the Consume

The National Fireworks Association Reminds Americans to #ShootSafely this Fourth of July

KANSAS CITY, Mo –  With consumer fireworks sales across the country far outpacing previous years, the National Fireworks Association (NFA), the nation’s leading advocates for consumer fireworks, released safety tips to help ensure Americans shoot safely while celebrating our nation’s birthday.    COVID-19 is playing a big role in how Americans are celebrating Independence Day. After socially distancing for the past few months, Americans are anxious to celebrate. With large professional fireworks displays being canceled around the country and the Fourth of July falling on a weekend, more Americans are choosing to celebrate with consumer fireworks because they can still come together with friends and neighbors while being socially distanced.  “With our country opening back up, Americans want to celebrate the Fourth of July and express their patriotism with friends and family,”  said Steve Houser, President of the National Fireworks Association.   “We want to make sure w

Senator Rounds Resolution on Fireworks Applauded by NFA

  Resolution Supporting Fireworks Has Now Been Introduced in Both Houses of Congress WASHINGTON –  With less than two weeks before fireworks illuminate the skies over Mount Rushmore, the National Fireworks Association (NFA) today applauded South Dakota  Senator Mike Rounds for introducing in the United States Senate, a resolution  promoting the patriotic contributions and economic impacts of the small businesses that import, distribute, sell and shoot off consumer fireworks.  In May, Congressman Dusty Johnson of South Dakota led the effort to recognize the consumer fireworks industry by introducing the  resolution  in the United States House of Representatives.  Mount Rushmore, in Round’s home state, will be the focal point of our nation’s birthday celebration this year with fireworks planned to be shot high above the nation’s Shrine of Democracy for the first time in over a decade.  “The family-run, job-creating small businesses in our industry are thankful to

RELEASE: NFA Salutes Congressman Dusty Johnson’s Congressional Resolution to Save The Fourth

WASHINGTON –  The National Fireworks Association (NFA) today thanked Congressman Dusty Johnson (R-SD) for introducing a  resolution  recognizing the economic impact of the firework industry and the industry’s contributions in promoting patriotism throughout the country, and especially on our Nation’s Independence Day.  The resolution recognizes the historic importance of the nation’s fireworks industry and the role it plays in bringing communities together and lifting our nation’s psyche; supports the commitment to bring fireworks back to Mount Rushmore; and urges cities and towns across the country to reconsider postponing or canceling Fourth of July celebrations.   "We're thankful to Congressman Johnson for championing the fireworks industry and working to save the Fourth,”  said Steve Houser, President of the National Fireworks Association.  “We're job creators who work in a hyper-seasonal industry and create over a billion dollars in economic impact for our

RELEASE: Cancelling Fireworks on Independence Day in Philly - Where the Declaration of Independence Was Signed, Would Be Disappointing

WASHINGTON – National Fireworks Association (NFA) today expressed its concern after learning the City of Philadelphia cancelled the WaWa Welcome America festival without allowing for fireworks on Independence Day. However, the NFA remains optimistic after hearing Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney tell local media that he had some ideas on how to include fireworks in this year’s celebration. “Fireworks and Independence Day are synonymous, and it would be tragic to lose this great American tradition, on this great American holiday in the city where it all started,” said NFA President Steve Houser. Fireworks cancellations are happening across the country at an alarming rate. The City of Boston recently cancelled its show. Columbus, Ohio which hosts one of the country’s biggest firework events, “Red, White and Boom,” cancelled a four-day show at an estimated economic revenue of $11 million to that city. The City of San Diego last month cancelled “Big Bay Boom” which generated $17.8

#SaveTheFourth: NFA Secretary Scott Smith Appears on NBC Boston

NFA Secretary Scott Smith appeared on May 8, 2020 on NBC Boston to talk about the NFA Statement   on the cancellation of the Fourth of July celebration in Boston.