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Discussing trade issues with Marie Louise Howard of Australia , Dick Brown of Canada , Charles Goodburn and his father-in-law of Columbia

Charles P. Weeth is the principal of Weeth & Associates, LLC based in his hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin USA

Sharing a laugh with Harold "Mickey" Aronson, the original Disneyland pyrotechnist since the park opened July 17, 1955 - at Anaheim , CA

Since 1988 he has been a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committees that develop the fire codes for the manufacture, storage, transportation, sale and use of fireworks and pyrotechnic special effects.

On one of the barges in Hong Kong harbor before their annual Chinese New Year's Eve display.

Mr. Weeth is a consultant who is often called in for his fireworks expertise in legal and regulatory matters.

At the 'Birthplace of Fireworks' Museum in Hunan Province outside of Liuyang City with Liu Yuelong

He travels extensively to see fireworks performances, tour manufacturing and distribution facilities, and survey consumer fireworks retail outlets.

A destructive test with an aerial shell and a light weight mortar in an above ground wood frame rack.

He assisted in the major update to the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) Display Fireworks Operator Certification Study Guide and is a certified instructor for the course.

Taking a break with the best fireworks crew anywhere.

He is certified in Minnesota as a pyrotechnic operator for both fireworks displays and pyrotechnic special effects.

Looking over one of the thousands of consumer fireworks retail sales facilities toured over the years.

He has a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME). He is also a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobbaco & Firearms, & Explosives (ATF)  Employee Possessor and Responsible Person for different ATF explosives licensees and permittees.

Showing off a 10" and 8" Taiwanese aerial shells to be hand fired from buried HDPE mortars at the end of the finale.

Mr. Weeth also plans, designs and performs fireworks displays and special effects performance.

Enjoying the International Symposium on Fireworks in Naples, Italy with Bonnie Bon of South Africa and Fred Wade of Canada

He is also the Special Correspondent for American Fireworks News (AFN) and Fireworks Business, and the American Correspondent for Bennett’s Fireworks of the United Kingdom.

Driving the 1953 Ford F600 fire truck with pyrotechnic special effects for the parade before the annual Skyrockers New Year's Eve fireworks shows from atop Grandad Bluff

He gives presentations at conventions and symposia on subjects ranging from history to fire codes, regulations to research, and more.


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Revised April 2011