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Who are the Rangers?
1. Rangers are participants in their regional community, and in some cases more than one community.

How does one become a Ranger?
2. Rangers attend a training, wear a visual RANGER designation and while volunteering agree that “It is not about the
Ranger, it’s about the participant.”

What is the focus of any Ranger Organization?
3. Rangers are primarily concerned with life safety issues, maintaining the community’s standards, and resolving

With whom do Rangers interact?
4. Rangers spend most of their time interacting with participants, but also act as a liaison between the community, event
organizers and external agencies.

What is the Ranger’s first response to a non-emergency situation?
5. The default action of a Ranger is to do nothing.

What is a primary Ranger skill?
6. One of the Ranger’s greatest skills is being a generous listener.

What is a positive outcome of a Ranger interaction?
7. Rangers help participants solve their own problems using non-confrontational mediation.

How do Rangers uniformly deal with situations throughout “Burn” communities?
8. Rangers F.L.A.M.E. situations: Find Out, Listen, Analyze, Mediate (or move along), and Explain.

What do Rangers not do?
9. Rangers are neither cops, enforcers, nor security guards, they are participants who have agreed to help as participants
in the community.

What do Rangers do?
10. Rangers rise out of the dust/forest/shadows/crowd when needed and recede when things can be left to ride the edge
of chaos on their own.

What is the Spirit of Rangering?
11. Rangers ride the edge of chaos.


Khaki Handbook

Burn Perimeter Protocol

Mentor Shift Protocol

Shift Protocols





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