A Missouri Rivers Shooters Association (MRSA) Range Safety Officer (RSO) must have completed the following:
The title of Range Safety Officer, as pertaining to the Missouri River Shooters Association, comprises the duties of select trained individuals who may act as agents, under the guidelines of the Chief Range Safety Officer.
The RSOs have the responsibility of maintaining the safety and security of the individual disciplines and ranges as defined by the regulations and policies outlined in the GFSSC new member orientation handout and the Range SOP.
RSOs are responsible for the protection of MRSA and GFSSC club property from acts of irresponsible or dangerous firearms use.
A RSO may act as an event Range Safety Officer if requested by an event director.
The Missouri Rivers Shooters Association has a policy of paying the individual annual membership to the Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex for the following year if any Range Safety Officer volunteers 12 or more hours in a calendar year as a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSOs my take credit for up to 9 hours in any discipline/MRSA event and 3 hours of RSO Duties at a Friday Night Open Shoot throughout the year. The year starts December 1 until November 30 of the following year.
You may only count the time you actually are performing RSO activities, e.g. if you are shooting at an all-day event but only perform RSO duties for 1 hour, you may only count 1 hour.
You must be a current member of the Missouri River Shooters Association to be eligible for this program.
E-mail an electronic copy of your current NRA Range Safety Officer certification to the Chief Range Safety Officer and include your mailing address in the e-mail informing him that you are interested in participating in the RSO program.
You will be e-mailed a Range Safety Officer Hours Tracking Form on which to document hours throughout the calendar year.
In November, you will return your filled hour tracking form to the Chief Range Safety Officer along with your renewal application pursuant to the directions on the Hour Tracking form.
Your application will be processed and your range membership will be renewed with the Great Falls Sport Shooting Complex.
Write your name on the top of the form and bring the form with you to any event in which you perform RSO duties for the Missouri River Shooters Association.
Once you have completed the minimum required 12 hours performing RSO duties as explained above, go to the Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex website (www.gfssc.org,) download and print out a GFSSC Membership Renewal form, complete the form and mail it with the completed tracking forms (you may have two of them) and a check made out to the MRSA for the difference between $60.00 and the cost of your selected membership level to MRSA, P.O. BOX 6623, Great Falls, MT 59406.
These must be postmarked by November 15 so they arrive and are reviewable at the December MRSA Board of Directors meeting.
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