We are less than two weeks out. Looking forward to seeing all of you.
As of today I have 6 medicals that I’m aware of. Paul R, Jason, Brian, Kelly and Hanna.
Currently for sweeps I have Wade, Richard, Austin and Alex.
We are still in need of a safety sweep medical.
I have a plan for safety sweep but right now it would also be nice to have that as a dedicated vehicle.
So, how long and short of this is we still need help! So if you know of anyone that could make themselves available or has some interest in trying this please ask them to get a hold of me so we can go about getting them signed up and information to them.
R1 - Ahles-r, Open
R2 - Paul R-r, Sean
R3 - Jason, Joseph-r
R4 - Brian-r, Nick
R5 - Kelly
R6 - Hanna
Just about fully staffed. I really need to give a very large THANK YOU to all of you for going the extra mile to get where we are today. 3 weeks ago I didn't know if we could make this happen and with your efforts I am VERY comfortable with staffing where it is today. If for what ever reason I don't get a chance to offer my personal thanks for your help at the event please accept this as the same. You have no idea how much I appreciate you folks stepping up to help.
Reminder of Rally 101 on Thursday night in my hotel room. Americinn in DL. I'll post when I know the room number for sure.
Second change is that we are NOT at the casino on Friday night. We will be using the Central High School in Park Rapids instead.
questions? let me know via thew group, e0mail or text (you can call me too).
As of today things are looking better, but we can still use medical help and a few more staff.
I show the following:
R1 - Ahles-r, Open
R2 - Paul R-r, Sean
R3 - Jason S, Joseph A-r
R4 - Brian p-r, Open
R5 - Kelly S-r
R6 - Hanna S
Safety Sweep: Plan B (vacant spot)
HS1 - Wade M-r, Open
HS2 - Dick C-r, Jesse
HS3 - Austin L, Open
HS4 - Nicholas H, Open
Green Light: Plan B (vacant spot)
I know Nick Kintigh is planning on attending, But have not been informed if he's riding with Kelly, or has his own vehicle. I will use him in a role above, but will be contacting him about his plans and transportation.
Feel free to pass along my number or any of the contact info you need to any potential workers.
Travel plans have me at the Americinn in DL starting on Tuesday. I plan on a rally 101 in the room (beverages, snacks provided) for any interested folks Thursday night. start time is about 7-730.
RSVP for planning please.
Currently have only 2 in the room and there is room for at least 2 more. There are a number of folks doing a cabin rental. See facebook page (Red Light Rescue) for details.
It's getting to be time to start planning for this event. Here are the details...
August 24-25, 2018
The event is based in Detroit Lakes this year (Yeah!) The only thing at the casino will be the Friday service.
On Friday there will be a stage run IN the Fairgrounds before the cars head for the woods. There will be NO street Stage this year.
I am looking for 6 medical teams, 4 sweep teams, a Safety Sweep and a green light.
Even if you have told me in the past that you will be present for the event, I'd like to hear from you again as life has a way of changing plans for people.
MY schedule is to head up on Tuesday, Work a practice stage on Wednesday, help as needed on Thursday and deal with errands related to emergency services and work the event Friday, Saturday, and return home on Sunday and assist with debannering the Paul Bunyan.
I have chosen to reside at the Americinn as I have in the past, but the facility has changed owners and there is a wedding party with rooms blocked on Saturday night. It doesn't sound like any of the prior staff stayed over in the transition so I cannot guarantee the exceptional treatment we have had in the past. We may have to re-train some of the staff during this event. ;-0
Friday, March 16 2018 @ 11:58 AM EDT
Contributed by: RLRescue
Couple of things for the BIR crowd
Calendar is posted for the year. NS PCA has yet to contact us and word has it that the dates have been sent to the other group. It is fascinating to see how this is turning out after all the information I see from the many eyes and ears up there.
Second: Please put Mike Nolta in your prayers. He went in for surgery at St. Cloud as the found another tumor and were going to attempt to remove it today. Regardless of your past relations with him, this disease is not deserved by anyone. He reports he is in room N518. and has authorized me to post that. Feel free to stop in if you're inclined to do so. I do not know the release date or the results as of yet. After fighting off his throat cancer it was hoped he had beat the disease.
Please look for an update on the Headwaters Rally in the Red Light Group on Facebook.
Lastly, I just renewed my EMT. As a result of doing this there are a couple of things to report.
First: If you were a Nationally registered EMT and let it Expire, in the state of MN there is a "Mark King" initiative option THIS YEAR ONLY that allows you to get your NREMT back for only 16 hours of Continuing ed and a recert class. After that to keep the NREMT you need the recert and 16 hours of CEUs. HTC is offering a 16 hour class to cover this and it's being offered in April. there are other options for training and CEUs but that is the "neat and tidy" option for those that want it in one shot.
Second: to be considered as an ACTIVE EMT you have to be "affiliated" with a group. Red Light Rescue is now an Authorized Group for National Registry Affiliations. If you provide us with copies of your certificates for our files, we will approve your affiliations and training classes. If you have questions feel free to call or write. It was no fun and there were a number of lessons learned working thru the process between the state and NREMT folks.
Stay safe and look for our next event help request about 30 days out from the event.
Thursday, February 22 2018 @ 02:37 PM EST
Contributed by: RLRescue
Currently have myself and paul Rosholt and son as medicals. Will need 3 stage medicals for this event.
I have Wade Miller as a sweep for the event and we can use at least 1 more there. Green light is apparently filled but I do not have the name for that spot yet.
The event is based in Walker out of the Northern Lights Casino. There should be a room block set up for this. in the past it's been labeled as a 'car show' so if there is anything close when you book the room go with it.
I have space in a double queen for this event at this time if you wish to share costs. Friday night and Saturday night.
Please let me know if you plan on attending as part of the Emergency Services group so I can plan accordingly. If you have associates that you might want to bring with...please do as we can use additional staff for this event and Ojibwe in August.
I have 1 Medical
2 Sweeps (that's from memory and I will be updating with the names later this month)
There are NO spectator locations for this event. If you want to spectate you have to work a marshal point.
Can use 3 medicals and a green light
I have a room reserved at the Casino and am willing to share space
Please advise me of your plans if you are planning on assisting
Open recce April 27
Competition April 28
30 car limit
70 Stage miles, all daylight
Early - $390 (before April 1)
Late - $490 (April 1 to April 28)
20 Cars - $50 per entry
25 Cars - $75 per entry
30 Cars – $90 per entry
(Discounts paid at awards ceremony for the rally. Discounts will not be combined.)
Second: The committee is looking for a person to assist or head up the ES side of these events. As has been stated in the past year...the only way to get someone trained to replace you is to step down or be willing to play second string to a different first string. Both are true. I will continue in this role until a willing replacement steps up and expresses a desire to test these waters. There is a day coming that I will not be able to fill this role or staff these required positions. Last year we came dangerously close to not having staff to cover all required EMS spots. It was an indication that the ability to recruit staff for these functions requires someone in the fire/EMS field to attend classes and schools to recruit from. That person is no longer me, as my full time job no longer allows for this to happen. So I am looking for a number of things from the rest of you. I need help recruiting staff for these roles even if you cannot make the event. I need a replacement person as a backup/assistant or I'd like to be the backup/assistant person for a different "in charge" person (if they desire that). Please private message me if you wish to try this out. I will provide you with any needed assistance, or guidance I can both before and during the event.
Sunday, January 21 2018 @ 04:15 PM EST
Contributed by: RLRescue
Social is over, it was a great deal of fun for all. My guests have departed and it's time to get back to work.
Two quick items:
I have been asked to work as Chief ES again this year for both rallies.
I have accepted the role with two conditions:
I get help soliciting for workers and staff and
if someone wants to help/take the job I will be happy to move to assistant
Headwaters is scheduled for 4/28 Will need sweep teams and Medical