The following are our volunteers for the 2023 Celebration of Independence Day who have helped make our events safe and fun for everyone:
We apologize to the volunteers whose names were not listed at the time of printing.
The Brockway Old-Fashioned Fourth Committee is thankful to all of our volunteers, participants, patrons, sponsors, businesses, and organizations who helped produce one of the largest Fourth of July Celebrations with a non-carnival atmosphere in Western Pennsylvania.
Public safety during large-scale fireworks displays is usually the fire department’s responsibility. A trained pyrotechnic operator and crew conduct the actual firing of the display. These professionals know and comply with all local and state regulations.
We request all spectators to obey all monitors and ushers. We also ask that you respect the safety barriers set up to let the trained operator do his job safely. Please do not attempt to go near the actual firing site to ensure your safety.
Although it rarely happens, it is possible a firework component may fall to the ground without exploding. We advise the public not to touch these fireworks and instead contact the local fire or police departments immediately.
Pets have very sensitive ears, so the booms and bangs from a fireworks display can be quite uncomfortable for them, particularly for dogs. As a matter of fact, the noise can actually hurt their ears. We advise you to leave your pets at home when you go to the fireworks show.
As you attend the public display, please leave the lighting of all fireworks to the trained operator. Fountains, sparklers, and other items that many states authorize for individuals’ use are not appropriate to use in the presence of a large crowd. So, leave your own fireworks at home; we assure you that you will not need them because our event’s display will be enough to provide plenty of excitement for you and your family.
For your safety, our 4th of July Committee and Brockway Borough request spectators not to sit on the trestle, dike, or in the immediate vicinity of the fireworks launch. Anyone in the restricted areas will be escorted off the premises.
Our Committee would like to thank the following organizations for helping us make our events possible for our beloved community.