March 24 F&C Fire Rescue School

Last Sunday, our NER Flagging & Communications and Emergency Services leadership teams partnered up to host a Fire Rescue School for new and experienced F&C volunteers.

This one-day event reviewed all the current flagging rules and guidelines, as well as communication techniques – like hard/arm signals that allow workers to share information like flag conditions and EMS needs over long distances. Attendees also walked the track, getting to see corner stations and how flags appear at a distance, practiced waving and displaying flags, and then finished with details on fire and rescue activities and how corner workers can support the emergency teams. This included allowing each person the opportunity to use a fire bottle on a live fire.

Held at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut, roughly 60 people registered and attended this event. This included many first-time flaggers, our volunteer leadership teams, as well as other long-time members there to refresh their skills and share their experience and knowledge. This is an amazing turnout, as many regions struggle to recruit and retain volunteer workers!

On track and with live flag waving practice.

Live fire extinguisher practice.

Missed It?

If you missed the event, but are still interested in joining the F&C ranks and getting out on a turn, remember that NER will ALWAYS provide “on track training” at every one of our events. Check out the NER 2024 NERRC schedule for dates and locations. Questions can go out to the F&C Chief Kelly Messier.
Not sure if F&C is the right specialty to volunteer? Then mark down Saturday, July 27 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on your calendar. Our Recruiting team is planning an all-day event to showcase every volunteer specialty. Check out F&C, Tech, Timing & Scoring, Pit Lane, Grid, Registration, etc for all the different ways you can get involved in wheel-to-wheel racing and support having #funwithcars at our club racing events.