City and Precisions Fireworks renew $ 60,000 agreement for 2022


Carlsbad City Council has approved a deal with a Texas fireworks company for the production of the July 4, 2022 show.

Carlsbad City Council approved a $ 60,000 deal on Oct. 12 with Precision fireworks for a choreographed aerial exhibition next year in Carlsbad. Precision Fireworks has been the event contractor for three years.

“The (Carlsbad) Fire Department has been running the Fourth of July fireworks show for decades,” Fire Chief Richard Lopez said in a note to city council. “We are very proud to offer the city the best show possible. “

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The last pyrotechnics show produced by the Carlsbad Fire Department was 2019. Lopez said the Carlsbad Fire Department decided to hire a professional company after members of the Roswell Fire Department were injured ago. nearly three years after fireworks exploded in preparation for a show in Roswell.

Roswell firefighter Jeff Stroble died in Lubbock on July 21, 2019 from injuries in the explosion on June 5, 2019.

Based in Era, Texas, the Precision website has indicated that the company’s shows are ready for use immediately and Precision has $ 5 million in insurance for the show and transportation of hazardous materials.

“We put on some amazing fireworks displays for customers in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico,” read the Precision website.

Carlsbad's official celebration fireworks in 2021.

According to the agreement between the City and Precision, next year’s fireworks should last nearly 25 minutes and include 1,585 shells.

Precision owner Jesse Williams said the fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. near the Pecos River Village conference center at 901 Muscatel Avenue on July 4, 2022.

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In the proposal, Williams wrote that residents of Carlsbad would see all kinds of colors in 2022, from gold to orange, and that there would be multiple effects like whistles, crackling dragon eggs, comets and spinners.

Williams demanded $ 30,000 from the city of Carlsbad after the deal was approved. The remainder is due around July 4, depending on the agreement.

Carlsbad Fire Chief Richard Lopez drives a former fire truck in the Carlsbad Independence Day Parade on July 3, 2021.

Almost four months ago, the people of Carlsbad celebrated an “Old-Fashioned Patriotic Fourth of July Celebration.” The festivities included a parade down Canyon Street, a parade of boats, a ceremony honoring WWII veterans, a Hall of Fame induction, DJs, live music and a fire pit. artifice.

“I thought the whole July 4th weekend was perfect,” said Chad Ingram, general manager of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

“I think what the city did not only with all the events that happened on Independence Day weekend with the fireworks display was just spectacular. It was a much needed celebration.

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Ingram said he looks forward to Independence Day in Carlsbad next year.

Mike Smith can be reached at 575-628-5546 or by email at [email protected] or @ArgusMichae on Twitter.

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