Black Rock Rangers

The Black Rock Rangers are Burning Man’s volunteer non-confrontational mediation group and can help you resolve problems that you can’t resolve yourself. The Rangers help to preserve the safety, welfare, and quality of experience of our community while supporting participants as they strive to embody the 10 Principles. The Rangers often joke that “We’re not your mom, but we’re here because she’s not.” Rangers patrol the event 24 hours a day. The Black Rock Ranger Headquarters is located on the Esplanade near Center Camp. The Ranger Outposts are in the 3 & 9 o’clock plazas, on C Street, just behind the plazas.

Emergency Medical Services

As a member of a community built on self-reliance, YOU are responsible for your own basic first aid needs. However, if you or someone you know (or encounter) requires medical assistance, contact an Emergency Services Department volunteer or a Black Rock Ranger, or visit our Medical Clinic near Center Camp at Esplanade & 5:15 or at the Emergency Services Stations behind the Civic Plazas located at 3 & 9 o’clock. Trained emergency medical personnel are on duty 24 hours a day and emergency evacuation is available. The most common problems we encounter are dehydration and lacerations from stepping or tripping on unprotected rebar or tent stakes. Please avoid injury and act responsibly. If you are looking for your friend whom you suspect may have been injured and medi-vac’d from Black Rock City, go to Playa Info for more information.

Mental Health Services

Black Rock City can be a hyper-stimulating place. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, services are available through ESD’s Mental Health team as well as the Black Rock Rangers, who can provide peer support.

Bmir 94.5 Fm & Emergency Broadcast Information

Burning Man Information Radio (BMIR) is at 94.5 FM, broadcasting critical travel, emergency, and general information, 24 hours a day. Get the REAL news, weather, events, and Black Rock City information. Tune in for Exodus information and updates on exit wait times. In case of emergency, tune into 94.5 FM. Stop in Center Camp at BMIR between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily and record promos for your events for broadcasting … tell the city what you’re up to, live!