4th Of July Shoot Time Is In...

But who is counting.

Call time is at 3:00PM at Schnepf Farms

My Cell #
(602) 820-6202

Hi Crew,

Below you will find all of the information you will need for this years 4th of July fireworks show. Call time is 3:00PM on Tuesday July 4th at the Schnepf Farms. Be sure to review ALL of the information below and bring the proper clothing, and your completed paperwork with you.

Thank you!
John

(Please Note, This Is a NEW Shoot Site)

I'm still working on finding out where we will enter the site from.

Please fill out and bring the following paperwork with you!!!

I do need these forms from everybody that did not shoot last year. It will be much easier to fill them out ahead of time rather than on the show site.

  • ATF - EPQ Form
    ATF - EPQ Form

    We ALL must fill out this form and bring it to the show site this year. This form happens once every 3 years and it is that time again. You will get a cool certificate in the mail from this one.

    "PLEASE only sign the first signature line at the bottom of the page.
    DO NOT SIGN AND DATE THE SECOND SIGNATURE LINE!
    Thanks!"
    Lori

    1. This form is electronic and fillable form – if possible forward this form with these directions to you crew members and have them complete form, print, sign and return to you. It will be legible if they are able to complete electronically. If they are not able to complete electronically, then print form and have them complete form – make sure their handwriting is legible! You will turn in to FPA with all your required paperwork. We only need the first page back, not the direction page.

    2. Complete ALL questions 1 -13, 17a and if applicable 17b, 18 – 25. Don’t forget to answer question 17!

    3. Sign ONLY the first signature line. We have already dated the form – do not change the date!

  • FPA - Independent Contractor Form
    FPA - Independent Contractor Form

    1. This PDF form is electronic and fillable form – if possible forward this form with these directions to you crew members and have them complete form, date, sign and email back to you. You can email completed form back to us. It will be legible if they are able to complete electronically.
    2. If they are not able to complete electronically, then print form and have them complete form, date and sign – make sure their handwriting is legible! You will turn in to FPA with all your required paperwork.

  • W-9 Tax Form
    W-9 Tax Form

    We are required to have this form on file for each crew member. If you did not shoot last year, I will need this form filled out.

Click the tabs above if you need more info about these forms and why they must be filled out.

Technical Event Services Agreement

DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETION

REQUIRED FOR ALL CREW MEMBERS IN 2016

(this is one time only form – once your crew member has completed and signed, you are done)

Background Information – FPA, Ltd. DBA Fireworks Productions of Arizona was audited by the Department of Economic Security – Unemployment Insurance Division in October 2015 regarding our Contract Labor. Your crew members. As a result of the audit yet another form of paperwork is required. In a nut shell, by signing this agreement your crew members are agreeing to be classified as contract labor.

  1. This PDF form is electronic and fillable form – if possible forward this form with these directions to you crew members and have them complete form, date, sign and email back to you. You can email completed form back to us. It will be legible if they are able to complete electronically.
  2. If they are not able to complete electronically, then print form and have them complete form, date and sign – make sure their handwriting is legible! You will turn in to FPA with all your required paperwork.

EPQ FORM – DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETION 

REQUIRED FOR ALL HEAD PYROS and CREW MEMBERS IN 2016

(2016 is a BATFE renewal year)

 Every three years we are required to renew our BATFE licenses. The Safe Explosives Act, which was enacted on November 25, 2002 requires that we submit with our application completed Employee Possessor Questionnaire (EPQ’s) for any employee that has actual or constructive possession of explosive materials during the course of his employment. The new law also requires ATF to conduct background checks on all employee possessors to determine whether such persons are, or are not, prohibited from possessing explosive materials. ATF will notify employers in writing or electronically of the result of each background check and will supply employees with “letters of clearance” where appropriate. If ATF determines that an employee is subject to an explosives prohibition, ATF must provide information about the determination and appeal procedures.

Attached is the EPQ form for your crew members to complete and return back to me with your show paperwork.

  1. This form is electronic and fillable form – if possible forward this form with these directions to you crew members and have them complete form, print, sign and return to you. It will be legible if they are able to complete electronically. If they are not able to complete electronically, then print form and have them complete form – make sure their handwriting is legible! You will turn in to FPA with all your required paperwork. We only need the first page back, not the direction page.
  2. Complete ALL questions 1 -13, 17a and if applicable 17b, 18 – 25.
  3. Sign ONLY the first signature line. We have already dated the form – do not change the date!
  4. Head Pyros – you may scan and email the completed and signed forms back to us if that is more convenient for you. If you choose to do this, please save scan in a PDF format. BATFE will not accept a JPG format.

Things to bring with you

  • Your Completed Paperwork 😉
  • Water
  • More Water
  • A cooler if you have one
  • Snacks
  • Sunblock
  • A Hammer
  • Pliers - "Dikes"
  •  A chair or something to sit on
  • Setup clothes - Real shoes (no flip flops), comfortable shirt, shorts if you want, maybe a hat, gloves are a good idea
  • Show Clothes - Organic materials only NO synthetics! Long pants - jeans are good, Long sleeve cotton shirt, head protection (cotton hat or nomex hood), Eye protection, leather gloves are a good idea, ear protection.
  • Your filled out paperwork

Nomex Hood

I can order a nomex hood for you if you like, they cost $20 and it will be taken directly out of your pay. If this is something you want, let me know ASAP so I can order it now. I would highly recommend it!!