Hello Rescue Riders!
So you're wondering what the difference is between Sanctioned/Registered Missions and Non-Sanctioned Missions.
A "Sanction or Registered Mission" is listed on the Events Page, and is a mission that has been requested by an events coordinator for us to officially provide medical/trauma support in that capacity. Typically, we would have made arrangements for a Mission Coordinator to manage this event as well as coordinate with the event people to insert Rescue Riders into the ride between groups of motorcyclists to be ready in the event of an incident. You "should" but are not required register online for these events now, such as MISSION: 2015 Ride Janie Ride so that the Mission Coordinator can quickly check you in, and also add the mission miles credit in your member profile. We just want to you show up, and it doesn't matter if you register online or not. However, we would like you to.
** YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REGISTER ONLINE TO SHOW UP AT A MISSION. It would be nice, but in either case, the MC will definitely record your mission miles and participation for you after the mission.
What if you're a Rescue Rider supporting an event that is not listed on the events page -perhaps you are out of state or supporting in the Rescue Rider medical capacity, an event with another club or chapter that you belong to. Or providing support for a small group that isn't considered an "event". Well, then you would log your "mission" in the Members Only Section, under Non-Sanctioned Mission and Incident Form. A mission like this, for example, would be and out of state mission not listed on the Events Page, or perhaps you were riding with AVMRA, or on another event with a small group of motorcyclists and acting in a Rescue Rider medical support role.
These non-sanctioned missions will count toward your mission credit miles, for tax purposes as well as our Annual Awards Banquet, that is typically scheduled in January.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to respond to this post.
Other things we have in the works:
- Rescue Rider Incident Form (for general incidents).
- Officers Page with email contact information.
- Online waivers (with e-verification/e-signatures)
- Members chat when someone is online.
- More member collaboration tools.
- Other exciting member benefits.
- Safety Page
- How To Page
- New Member Process
Thank you for being such a dedicated, caring person in your community.
"We are a rare breed - we have a "calling" and we are answering it."
Ride safe! and see you on the next run!
Rescue Riders, NFP