rollergirl01 wrote:i have lots of questions and its just unfortunate i dont know the answers since i was lied to by my dad.... Like can they leave the desert to go to a restaurant or gas station to maybe use their phone.
Yes, it is possible to leave the event and go to the nearest town, but this is not very easy to do and unlikely unless there is an emergency.
rollergirl01 wrote:or is there a place on site of workers to use their phone?
Cell phones work sporadically. Last year I could make calls on a friend's ATT phone, but my T-Mobile phone got no service.
rollergirl01 wrote:wheres the nearest hospital?
Probably Reno. They do have helicopters waiting if absolutely needed, and there is an actual registered temporary airport at Burning Man.
There are also extensive medical facilities staffed by volunteer nurses, doctors, EMTs, and other licensed personnel. They typically need to treat things such as dehydration and heat exhaustion. There are also law enforcement officials present at the event if there is an emergency.
rollergirl01 wrote:is there poisonous snakes scorpions anything poisonous?
rollergirl01 wrote:he doesnt even have any info on him as far as insurance for my son or an emergency contact. you may think im overreacting but take it from a single mother whos only child is across the country and you never knew it.
This could be an issue for certain types of urgent care. I remember when I was 17 I had a hard time getting care after a whitewater accident due to a lack of medical release form.
rollergirl01 wrote:i have no way of contacting him or making sure hes ok. what if they had an emergency nobody knows who my son is. what if there was an emergency here how would i get ahold of him?
If there was a life-threatening emergency and you needed to contact him, you might start with the Pershing County Sheriff's office.
The road to Burning Man is highly trafficked and patrolled by law-enforcement, and the perimeter of the event is also carefully monitored. There is essentially no way that they could get lost outside the event. Inside the event, there are 50,000 people, but also volunteer corps "Rangers" and law-enforcement present. Many of these people have years experience dealing with desert related injuries, and so generally speaking the event is absolutely safe as long as one is reasonably responsible.
Unfortunately, when there is not an emergency it is very difficult to contact someone if you do not know where they are camping in the city. If you have any information that could link them to a camp, you might be able to send a communication through the Rangers, but there is no guarantee that this message would reach the individual.