East End Rod & Gun Club

Flattening the boredom curve since 1947

Range Safety Officer



Range Safety Officer (RSO)


Range Safety Officers (RSOs) are certified by the NRA to supervise range and shooting activities (along with supervising discipline directors). Supervise shooting activities as prescribed by the range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and consistent with the Range Rules.






Control the firing line.
Maintain order on the range.
Ensure that shooters follow range regulations.
Enhance the security of firearms and equipment on the range.
Conduct basic inspection procedures for all range sections, including backstops, target cable system and frames, downrange area, flag systems, etc.
Help educate range users about range and shooting rules and enforce the rules when necessary.
Conduct range safety briefings for shooting events and orientation for new users.
Are in charge during an emergency.
Are to be informed/consulted about any range problems or malfunctions immediately.

Only ones allowed to take down the black flags.


Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)


A Chief Range Safety Officer is an NRA certified trainer that is appointed by the Board, and comes with very significant responsibilities. The CRSO has overall responsibility for safe firearm handling and shooting on the Range. He or she is responsible for recommending Standard Operating Procedures to determine what activities and actions are approved for our range as a whole. The CRSO is responsible for training Club members to be RSOs for our range and the CRSO schedules RSOs for Club events.


The Board of Directors encourages any adult member to consider training to become a Range Safety Officer. If interested contact the CRSO for more information. Our current training CRSO is Bob Fulgham and you can email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.