As you might be aware Firefly is one of the most physically inaccessible burns in the country. This can limit who is able to attend the event. While we cannot make the mountain level, we can make things a bit easier for folks with any sort of long term or short term physical disability.
4 years ago Accessibility Squad was started by a determined and generous firefly with a couple carts and the goal to help as many folks who needed it as they could. This year we are excited to make our second year of Accessibility Core even better than first.
We can help you get your gear to your camp. We have a vehicle and volunteer drivers to get your things up to the site and a brute squad/haulers to get your stuff the rest of the way.
We will have volunteers available during most daylight hours during the event:
- Tuesday 7/2: 11 am-8 pm
- Wednesday 7/3: 8 am-8 pm
- Thursday 7/4: 8 am-8 pm
- Friday 7/5: 8 am-8 pm
- Saturday 7/6: 8 am-8 pm
- Sunday 7/7: 9 am-8 pm
There will be two points of contact with us, the gate/greeters tent and the rangers tent. A comprehensive step by step guide on how to get accessibility help will be released in a coming edition of the Glowbe closer to the event.
Important Exodus Information
Accessibility’s ability to help is limited by two important factors, the weather and the total number of participants that need assistance. If there is bad weather we will not be able to run the carts to assist people. This is not something within our control and everyone using this service needs to know that bad weather could greatly impact your ability to get to or leave your campsite.
If there is a high volume of people using accessibility services it could also impact our ability to assist in a timely fashion. Participants may not be able to leave when they would like to, but we will make all efforts to help in the fairest, most efficient way possible. We ask that all participants understand the limitations we are dealing with and plan accordingly.
Exodus poses significant challenges as all participants will be leaving on the same day. Because of this all participants that are taking the bus will need to be ready to leave by 9:00 am on Sunday. We may not be able to reach you for hours but it’s vital that people using the bus are ready to leave first thing in the morning. We are aware this is an additional challenge but it is the only way we can effectively move people down the mountain.
Anyone not taking the bus during exodus may not be able to get assistance until the afternoon. Again, please plan accordingly.
We have not capped the number of people able to sign up for accessibility yet but a cap could be implemented in future years if we run into volume issues. Accessibility will still help in anyway we can if there are issues but we can not promise timely assistance.
Contact Chelsea and Matt O with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org