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    How do you get a truck muster organized properly? Do you just send out invitations to depts, clubs and vendors? We might have one next summer. There are not any near my dept so I am not sure how to get the ball rolling. Anyone with info on how they run a muster please let me know.
    "If I'm not back in five minutes.. wait longer."

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    Originally posted by sq51kmg365 View Post
    How do you get a truck muster organized properly? Do you just send out invitations to depts, clubs and vendors? We might have one next summer. There are not any near my dept so I am not sure how to get the ball rolling. Anyone with info on how they run a muster please let me know.

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      Thanks, I'll check it out!
      "If I'm not back in five minutes.. wait longer."

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        We will be hosting a muster next year for the first time as well. We are joining with a local casino\hotel to host the event. They host large events all the time so they can assisit with promotions, facilities, etc. I have been researching this alot lately and here's what I've found.

        My advice to you would be to get local business\groups involved to share the burden of planning and executing the event. You may lose out on some revenue but it will make it easier. Have restaurants set up food booths or have the local kids groups such as 4-h sell hot dogs for a fundraiser. It is a lot of work. If there is an annual community event like an Independance Day festival or something then try having it during that time to guarantee greater turnout.

        If folks will be traveling very far to attend then arrange for accomodations such as special hotel rates or camping\restroom facilities. You will need trophies. You will need a straight, smooth street roughly 100 yards long with a hydrant and a staging area for apparatus. Preferrably adjacent to a park so that people will have places to sit. Or you could close a downtown street and put up bleachers. Sometimes schools will let you borrow their bleachers or places rent them.

        Depending on what events you are going to host you will likely need volunteers to roll hose for the participants and to keep the course safe for spectators. You will need buckets and troughs if you're doing a bucket brigade. You will need a pa system. You will need judges and timekeepers. You will need dedicated medical staff on-site.

        Try to attend a muster and ask what they do that does, or doesn't work. It's probably too late this year but find one in the spring asap. Watch you-tube videos of musters, there are quite a few out there. http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...s+muster&aq=0s

        We are members of The California Fireman's Muster Assn. Their website http://www.californiamuster.com/ has lots of info as well as a downloadable rulebook here..
        http://www.californiamuster.com/cfmarules.htm

        Mustering is becoming a lost art, at least around here. You just see a little less interest in it each year. That doesn't mean you can't host a successful one. Unfortunately if you just send out some flyers and advertise in a local paper you may well be dissappointed with the turnout.
        Last edited by Blulakr; 09-12-2010, 04:52 AM.
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