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At FireOne, we provide 24 hour 365-day technical support. We offer superior service because we design and manufacture our own hardware and author our own software. All of our competitors cannot make that claim.
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There are no 'do-overs' in this ...
There are no 'do-overs' in this business and FireOne is honored that many of the most prestigious New Year's Eve fireworks displays trust our technology to rule the night," said Dan Barker, president of FireOne.
Dan Barker, owner of College ...
Dan Barker, owner of College Twp.-based FireOne, said shipments were already slower because of new safety regulations in China.
Dan Barker, founder and President of Pyrotechnics Management, has been involved with the design, manufacturing and support of FireOne products since 1989 and is one of the most knowledgeable people in the business.
"What started with our germ of ...
"What started with our germ of an idea for the Fourth of July fireworks display here inadvertently became an international business," said Dan Barker, owner of Pyrotechnics Management Inc., on the Benner Pike in State College."It was because Kay (Barker) and I sat here, I don't know, 20 years ago, and said, 'There has to be something more to do in State College than look at the sun on the Fourth of July.' "
The Barkers teamed with engineer friends and built a digital firing system now known as FireOne.The computer system allowed them to shoot mass quantities of fireworks instantly and choreograph the firing to music.The show was "very Mickey Mouse" the first year, he
said, but soon grew more complex, with new techniques that included shooting fireworks off Beaver Stadium, Bryce Jordan Center
and Mount Nittany, five miles away.
"By about the third year, a very large fireworks company called me and said, what are you doing in State College?At that point and time, I thought, 'Well, we are doing what everybody else does,' " Barker
The company asked if Barker
could make a system for it to buy, and he
soon discovered that he
had a marketable product. Barker
turned the 4th Fest over to a volunteer organization in 2001.It was a bumpy transition the first year, with the show cut short due to a technical problem.But the group has since obtained its own identity and is trained to use the FireOne system.
With more time to devote to his
traveled from trade show to trade show and FireOne ballooned from there.
Parts of the system are always being tweaked to allow for bigger and more complicated fireworks displays.Barker
recalled taking a call from a client in Japan who wanted to shoot "several kilometers of material - all instantaneously at one time."
"It is the pleasure of FireOne to promote the world's unrivaled and universal form of celebration and entertainment, fireworks," Dan Barker, President, FireOne (Titanium Sponsor)