Playa Safety

The Playa Safety Council (PSC) consists of the Black Rock Rangers; Gate, Perimeter & Exodus; Department of Mutant Vehicles and the Emergency Services Department.

Gate, Perimeter and Exodus spent much of the year expanding operations and planning new and improved systems to cut down the wait time on opening night. There were some improvements in operations, but with increased population there is still some work to do. Perimeter increased staff and coverage for 2013. The Exodus team is still making plans to help ensure a smooth exit in the future. Traffic management was a big topic for most of the department in 2013, and will be for the foreseeable future.

The Black Rock Rangers continue to refine and expand operations as the Black Rock City population grows.

The Department of Mutant Vehicles (DMV) further honed its systems in 2013, and improved its service to the Mutant Vehicle community.

Burning Man’s Emergency Services Department earns its reputation as one of the most sophisticated and responsive emergency services providers anywhere. Their reputation is built on a solid incident response and communications infrastructure, giving them the ability to respond to any incident quickly, efficiently and effectively. Further, their relationship with Humboldt General Hospital (HGH) who provide on-site medical services, obviates the need for many trips to Reno to obtain advanced medical services for Burning Man participants.