Rangers are participants who volunteer a portion of their time to ensure the safety and the wellbeing of participants. We are not cops or security guards. Any perceived power we have comes from the social capital that the community gives us – because we are helpful and useful and fill a need. Rangers are not there to stop anyone from having any type of experience they want.
Their efforts are non-confrontational & unobtrusive. For example – we won’t stop you from climbing up that giant piece of art, but will call for help if you fall off. Rangers take special training that empowers them to deal with a variety of situations they may encounter; including mediation, safety issues and maintain community standards. Rangers are concerned with people not property.
They always work in pairs, sober and equipped with a radio which allows them to call for resources and support if needed. Rangers liaise with the community, other departments, event organizers and external agencies. Stay tuned for the next Ranger training!