New Member Orientation

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Hospitality Tent | Meeting

February 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Presented by: Dennis Miele, Greg Dandurand

New to the WPA or first time at Western Winter Blast? This seminar is just for you. Attendees will be given a brief history of the WPA, an overview of our policies and safety procedures. Time will be given for individual questions and answers followed by a guided site tour of the WWB site given by some of our current officers and key staff personnel. Get the lay of the land in the sunlight! 

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About Presenters

Dennis Miele

Dennis Miele got his start in fireworks in 2001 helping a study group friend with a hand-fired 4th of July show in Mission Viejo, CA. Two more hand-fired shows that season and Dennis was hooked, becoming a licensed pyrotechnician for Pyro Spectaculars in 2002, shooting many large and small shows ever since. He started attending WWB (unofficially) in 2001, becoming a member of WPA in 2002. Dennis is a prolific volunteer often seen on the B line doing volunteer safety. He is currently Secretary of WPA and loves (almost) every minute of it!

Greg Dandurand

Greg has been in pyro clubs since 1999. He started in the Michigan Pyrotechnic Arts Guild (MPAG) and is a current member of the Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI). He has been a member of WPA since 2002. He wears the hats of President, Safety Chair, and BATFE Liaison for this event. He is a Head Pyro for a company that shoots shows in the Phoenix area

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