Safety Team

Curtis SafetySAFETY BOSS
Curtis Pietrowski

The Salt Grass Trail Ride Safety Boss position originated in 2002 and is an appointed position by the Trail Boss.  The Salt Grass Trail Ride thrives on the Safety of all its members and spectators. Curtis Pietrowski gladly took the Safety Boss position in 2006, seceding Glenn Honeycutt. Initially, the Safety Boss position was intended to record any incident or accident information and communicate such records to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Trail Ride Committee in order for committee members to field questions from officials of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ and the news media.

Since the Safety Boss position has been in place the Salt Grass Trail Ride has had few safety incidents and thankfully no one has been seriously injured.  The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has been pleased with the program and subsequently requested each trail ride, under the auspices of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Trail Ride™ Committee, to designate a Safety Boss for their ride.  An accident/incident reporting form has been designed for use by the Salt Grass Trail Ride and this form is used by all rides as a guideline for collecting information from an accident/incident that requires medical attention or involves property damage.

The Safety Boss position continues to evolve, and accident prevention has become one of the Salt Grass Trail Ride key responsibilities.  For these duties, the Safety Boss relies on people he considers “the real experts” on the Salt Grass Trail Ride: The Wagon Bosses, Assistant Wagon Bosses, and Scouts, who are alert to any situation that could  potentially cause an accident or injury to a Salt Grass Trail Ride member, guest or spectators.

Although safety should be every rider’s primary concern, the Salt Grass Trail Ride Safety Team is made up of a select group of individuals who possess special skills, training, and certifications to assist in any accident/incident should the need arise  Curtis looks forward to another Safe and successful ride for 2016.

Safety Team Members

Under the direction of Curtis Pietrowski and the Trail Boss, our Safety Team responds to accidents along the trail with compassion and expertise. Their presence and willingness to assist is a comfort to all riders.

William Money, Assistant Safety Boss……………………..Wagon 22

Elizabeth Foster…………………………………………….Wagon 11
Tracy Ivie…………………………………………………….Wagon 20
Joe Bergstrom……………………………………………….Wagon 21
Chad Dismukes……………………………………………….Wagon 23
Wanda Wiktorik………………………………………………Wagon 23
Tammy Wendel………………………………………………..Wagon 24

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