President, Lead Designer
Fav. Firework: Spanish Spider Shells
Fav. Cake: Silver Kamuro Z-Shape
Fav. Show: World Firework Championships in Blackpool, UK
Most Memorable Fireworks Moment:
Standing on the roof at BC Place during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Fav. Food: Pizza
Fav. Drink: Beer
Owner, The Boss
Fav. Firework: "Snore Sound Shells/ Spanish" they make people Laugh!
Fav. Cake: Chocolate! (With Chocolate icing of course!)
Fav. Show: Parry Sound!
Most Memorable Fireworks Moment: Seeing the Blue Series of Stars Breaking! Beautiful! Or seeing the snipers on the roof tops at BC Place!
Fav. Food: Homemade Lasagna
Fav. Drink: Hobgoblin or Green Tea
Truck & Trailer Packing Inspector
Fav. Firework: Anything far away from me. Too Scary... unless it's a Flying Fish. That sounds delicious.
Fav. Cake: These are even scarier; they never end.
Fav. Show: Which show is the farthest away from me? That's my favourite.
Most Memorable Fireworks Moment: The time I got locked in the trailer during my inspection. I almost made the trip to Newmarket on New Year's Eve. Thank goodness that guy opened the door to check something before they left.
Fav. Food: Temptations Treats
Fav. Drink: Water from the dog's bowl.
The Amazing Crew
MMFM: My first show in Newmarket. I was hooked.
FF: Anything Italian
FC: Anything with Turbillions
FS: Mount Forest
MMFM: The first time I felt a 12" shell's shockwave punch me in the chest; awe inspiring.
FF: Anything with cheese
FD: Red Wine
"Favourite saying, "I wish I was back at GC.""
FC: White Outs
MMFM: Working the first few shows when Sean started the company.
FC: White Outs
FS: Toronto, London
"My experiences with Firemaster have led to many amusing occurrences. I'd thank my numerous mentors for allowing me to help with each excellently executed show, and hope each next event we work on is performed as well as the last."
FFW: Silver Crossette Cake
FC: Silver Crossette
FS: Silverdale Make-A-Wish 2015
MMFM: Caledon 2015 - underestimating the capability of professional shell report at the firing board.
FD: Beer, preferably home-brewed.
FFW: Sound Shells
FC: Elephant Snacks
FS: Canada Day at Wasaga
MMFM: Working on the barge in Hamilton
FF: Japanese Curry
FD: Coke Zero
Travis "Pinky" McDowell
FFW: All of them
FS: Virgil Stampede
MMFM: Going to set up my first show, lifting racks, loading shells. Then being told I'll be helping shoot part of the show. What a rush!
FFW: Any canister - love the noise
FC: Dragon's Eggs
FS: Thunder Bay & Toronto
MMFM: My first show at a little party on Lake Ontario - Family.
FFW: Sound shells of all sizes
FS: Wasaga Beach
MMFM: Working with Seanon on 1st show on Wasaga Beach. Sean was lead but talked me thru "my set up". Show went great!
FF: BBQ Steak
FD: "COLD" Beer
Heath "The Hammer" Cronin
"It's a real pleasure to work for Sean & Jodi Morris at Firemaster Productions. Very professional company with a family feeling."
FFW: 12" Spanish/ 6", 7", 8", 10"
FC: White Out/Terminator
FS: Black Pool England World Championships
MMFM: Winning World Championship
FF: Whatever Sean buy's
FD: Coor's Light
"Firemaster saved my life."
FFW: Spanish Mines
FS: The Thamesville Threshing Festival is the best example i've seen of a town punching above their weight. They are committed to putting on an excellent show that puts some larger urban centres to shame.
MMFM: A ten inch comet flower-potted on the big demo range at Pyrotechnics Guild International convention, sending a geyser of molten gold erupting into the night sky. The whole thing unfolded in slow motion as shiny yellow fire fell back down around us like leaves in autumn, covering the firing range.
FF: The kind from the snack cooler that Sean was saving for himself
FD: Double G&T
Peter "Knife" Weaver
FC: Big Bertha
FS: Thorold, Canada Day
MMFM: The grand finale at the OLG Canada Day Eve, 2014.
Steve "Madixx" Russell
"Before I got into pyro, I always thought I'd be hiring pyro from shows during my musical ventures. Met a guy at a party who said "you couldn't afford us." Which is when he contacted me to move product and so my pyrotechnic journey began. 10 years and counting!"
FFW: Willow, Nautical's
FC: Lunar Something
MMFM: Working the 2010 Olympics and getting backstage access to the events. Also Harbourfront is pretty rad. My first professional display show was for the Clinton Foundation with Bill Clinton standing close by.
FF: Hot Turkey
FFW: 12" Spanish
FC: Purple Z-Fan
FS: Parent's House Boxing Day 2014 with Howe
"Professional fireworks & pyrotechnician. Amateur blacksmith. Basically anything that allows me to play with fire."
FC: White Out
FS: Toronto Harbourfront
MMFM: Going out for my first show as an apprentice and being told they wanted me to fire the show.
FD: Talisker 10 yr old Whiskey
"Working with Firemaster Productions has been and continuous to be a blast! … literally."
FFW: Brocade Crown, Nauticals, Falling Rain
FC: Whiteout (when we run 4 of them in parallel, like at the Newmarket Show)
FS: Toronto Harbourfront (big, pyromusical, variety, colourful)
MMFM: Setting up the barge in Parry Sound last summer (with Bill)
FF: Steak n potatoes
"It's such a great experience working for Firemaster Productions. I look forward to hanging out with the crews on weekends."
FFW: Anything bigger than 6" :)
FC: Terminator/White Outs
FS: Any festival event
MMFM: All moments with Fireworks are memorable
FF: Any food is my favourite
FD: The liquid kind
Sean "Wahoo" Wogan
FS: Mount Forest
MMFM: Drinking beer until close to 6am in the boss's garage after a show.
FD: Beer, any kind
FC: One's that don't implode
FD: Something cold
"I just love being part of your crew!"
FC: I really like all of them
FS: Toronto show
MMFM: Listening to the boss, Sean, screaming with excitement when the show finale was going. Totally priceless!
FF: All types!
FD: Iced Tea & Beer :)
Frank "Frank the Tank" Lombardo
FS: Harbour Front Toronto
MMFM: Fly into Pukatawagon First Nation in a Sesna for Canada Day. Setup on a small island with large crucifix and prayer hat. Hand light a great show. Next morning wake up & the Chief invites me to be in the parade in the lead truck with her family... good time!
"Let's light the candle!"
FS: Penetang followed by Mount Forest
MMFM: Fenelon Falls Show - Moments before firing a flock of geese & ducks starting swimming next to the mortors on shore. When the show started it was bird chaos.
FF: Good ribs & poutine
FD: A&W root beer float on a hot day
Megan "Tootie" Radigan
FC: Anything with fish/hummers
FS: 1st Harbourfront Canada Day show
MMFM: A kid in the crowd at Waterdown screaming "This is the best day of my LIFE!!!!" during the show.
FF: Anything my mom cooks