I have never seen a more chaotic scene in a place that was supposed to be a "safe" zone. When we walked up to the site, you enter through a walkway where 2 county officials - with the fire department in some capacity I presume - have you sign a waiver. There's no way for them to know if you actualy sign your name to it because they dont' check ID nor do they actually make sure everyone going in signs it.
About 10 yards into the area, it became brutally clear why they had you sign the waiver. The people walking in front of us had to dodge a package of lit fireworks that were tossed into their pathway. The guy who threw them could barely muster a sheepish "I'm sorry" and went back to his idiotic ways.
50 yards of fearfull walking later, we witnessed a group of people sitting in lawn chairs have several fireworks bounce off of them and onto another set of people. As far as we could tell, no one got hurt but there were definetly some pissed off individuals.
All in all, there was no form of supervision from the Fire dept and there was an incredible lack of attention of almost everyone in that area. The enclosure was much too small for the large amount of people in there. Quite frankly, I could not believe that parents had so many children in what was obviously a very unsafe environment. We left because there was no place to safely set any fireworks off. It really felt like the opening scene from Saving Private Ryan.
The county did something really fucking stupid. With total disregard, a total lack of preperation, and general negligence, they turned an effort to provie a safe haven for people to set off fireworks into by far the most dangerous situation around fireworks that I have ever seen.