Here is the membership agreement that each member signs when they join the range. It is a contract between you and the range governing our relationship. It protects both of us, sets up member responsibilities, and membership conditions. We ask that each paragraph be initialed as read and that it be signed and witnessed on the bottom.
1. ASSUMPTION OF RISK *____
It has been explained to me and I understand the fact that the use of, discharge of, or being in the vicinity of firearms is potentially dangerous, and may result in me being injured, seriously injured, or killed and having this knowledge in mind, I fully accept the risk of coming onto and remaining on F.O.P. RANGE INC. property. I agree to release and hold harmless from all actions, torts, lawsuits, etc, F.O.P. RANGE INC, L.E.T.I., its officers, owners, agents, employees, range officers, and the FOP Lodge 58. I accept and understand the above terms as a member, visitor, guest, spectator, competitor, student, or any other capacity that I may be present on F.O.P. Range Inc. property.
2. MEMBERS RESPONSIBILITIES *_____
A. Members are fully responsible for the actions of their guests.
B. Members are fully responsible for their personal property and their guest's personal property and vehicles. In no case will F.O.P. Range Inc. be responsible for the safety of or the damage to any member's or guest's property.
C. Members are fully responsible for any children or pets. All pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. No pets are allowed on firing ranges. In no case will the children of any member or guest be allowed on the property without the adult member's or adult guest's supervision at all times.
3. RIGHT TO SEARCH *_____
The F.O.P. Range Inc. reserves the right to search any vehicle, bag, container, or person that comes on the range property to attempt to recover any lost or stolen property. F.O.P. Range Inc. reserves all rights under state law in regards to private property.
4. RIGHT OF REVOCATION *_____
Any member, guest or person that fails to obey any safety rule, policy, sportsmanship rule , contest rule, training rule, or any other term of entrance is subject to suspension or revocation of their membership or range usage rights. There will be no refund of any monies, membership dues, fees, or deposits if any person is required to leave the property or any membership is suspended or revoked for failing to obey any rule.
5.RANGE CLOSURE *_____
F.O.P.Range Inc. reserves the right to close the range to members for any reason deemed necessary. The F.O.P. Range Inc. will make all reasonable effort to minimize range closings and to notify members prior to closing the range.
6.MEMBER INFORMATION *_____
F.O.P. Range Inc. is committed to being an equal opportunity recreation and training facility. We do reserve the right to refuse the use of our facility to anyone based on criminal history. We also reserve the right to refuse the use of our facility to anyone with a history of mental illness that we believe may or will pose a safety threat to others. We pledge to remain open minded about any mental illness history and to evaluate each case individually. In no case will we subject any person to an unsafe or unstable shooting environment. Persons who are forbidden by law from possession of a firearm will not be allowed on the property. Safety is our highest standard.
7. DAMAGE TO RANGE PROPERTY *_____
Except normal wear and tear, any damage to any property is the member's responsibility to repair or replace at F.O.P. Range Inc. discretion. It is also the member's responsibility to report any damage or destruction of any property. Members are fully responsible for the actions of their guests.
8. UNSAFE EQUIPMENT *_____
The F.O.P. Range Inc. reserves the right to forbid the use, discharge, or possession of any firearm, ammunition, archery bow, air gun, or any other property brought on the F.O.P. Range Inc. property. Any property deemed unsafe will be removed immediately from the F.O.P. Range Inc. property.
9. OBEY COMMANDS *_____
Members and their guests will at all times follow the commands of the F.O.P. Range Inc. officials. Members and their guests will at all times obey all posted signs, notices, and directives, including all traffic signs posted on the roadways entering and exiting the range.
10. USE OF VERBAL COMMANDS *_____
All members and guests are required to use verbal range commands. These commands are:
"RANGE IS GOING HOT" - When loading and before firing firearm
"RANGE IS CLEAR" - When your firearm is empty of ammo and made safe (cylinder open or slide locked back and magazine removed)
"GOING DOWNRANGE" - When all firearms are empty and safe, announce prior to walking downrange to check targets. No firearms handling while someone is downrange.
"CEASE FIRE" - If at any time you see any unsafe act or action. Stop shooting immediately, make firearms safe.
11. RANGE ACTIVITIES *_____
Any member who participates in any activity that is conducted on the F.O.P. Range Inc. property by F.O.P.Range Inc. or any other group is required to obey all range, match, club, contest, and safety rules.
12 LOAN OR RENTAL OF RANGE PROPERTY *_____
Any range property loaned or rented to any member or their guest is the member's responsibility. The return, repair, or replacement of this property is the member's responsibility.
13. MEMBERSHIP DUES *_____
Membership dues are due and payable in full on the annual anniversary of the member's initial membership. A 30 (thirty) day grace period will be allowed for the payment of annual dues. After the grace period, a $50 (fifty dollar) late fee will be imposed. Yearly membership dues are subject to change upon renewal. Life memberships are subject to an annual maintenance fee.
TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP PURCHASED:____________________________ $________Int./$________Yr.
14. AMMUNITION ALLOWED *_____
Reloaded ammunition is allowed. F.O.P. Range Inc. is not and will not be responsible for any damage to property or injuries to persons from the use of reloaded or hand-loaded ammunition. Tracer, armor piercing, incendiary, or explosive ammunition is prohibited.
15. LOADED FIREARMS *_____
Firearms are to be loaded only on a range firing line. No loaded firearms are to be left unattended for any reason. No loaded firearms are allowed inside the clubhouse, restrooms, or in any parking area. No loaded firearms are to be left in any vehicle.
16. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES!!! *_____
I FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE to the above terms and conditions and hereby submit this application for membership to the F.O.P. Range Inc. firing range. I FULLY UNDERSTAND that this membership is subject to suspension or revocation for violation of the above agreement. No refunds will be issued. I FULLY UNDERSTAND that the use of firearms is inherently dangerous and I AM AWARE that being in the vicinity of firearms can result in the loss of life. I WILL FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES to assure a safe shooting environment for everyone.