One more use for firecrackers! And I sort of figured it out by accident. (Mom might have been on to something when she said I shouldn't play with fireworks... or matches...) Anyway! You can use firecrackers to distract Volatiles at night. On a related note, you can also use flares to create temporary safe spots, and if you've got a buddy you can trade off with, it'll work even better. I'm guessing. I gotta say, night in this city is no time to be stupid. But I'm not stupid, am I? I don't THINK so! Despite the sales figures on all my self-published science-fiction novels, Marvin Zucker is a WINNER!