Behind The Scenes At Kiwanis Fireworks Show

Kiwanian James Phelps checks the connections on the electric firing triggers of each shell to make sure the shell will fire. Photo by John McHale/

Some of the 4,000 casings containing the shells for fireworks. Photo by John McHale/

The maze of wires connecting the shells to the computer that controls the firing sequence of each shell. Photo by John McHale/ 

Pyrotechnic technician Rick Reiss checks the computer prior to the beginning of the show. The show starts with the pushing of a button and the computer takes over and runs the show. Photo by John McHale/

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