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USAR Certified Refs Hit 150 Mark ,

A New Focus on an Old Program

Jean Trimble

August 20, 2013 - Sarasota, FL

There are now 150 USAR Certified Referees.  Florida has 8 active USAR Certified Refs and 24 active FRA Qualified Refs.  Are you USAR Certified?  Are you FRA Qualified?  Do you know the difference?

As of August 2013, the FRA has taken on a new initiative to bolster and improve the state-level program, to continue to promote the national-level program, and to make them both more visible to membership.  The FRA highly encourages members to become either an FRA Qualified Referee or go as far as becoming a USAR Certified Referee.

It certainly helps improve your skill-set with the rules, especially with those rules that have changed over the years.  Plus, at some FRA championship events (when announced in advance), FRA Qualified Ref's and USAR Certified Refs can earn $10 per match for reffing.  Great for offsetting registration fee expenses.


 

Here is an abridged summary of the Level 1 Certification Standards:

• Attend a Rules Clinic.

• Pass a written Rules Test with a score of at least 86%.

• FRA Qualified Refs - Ref 3 matches within 1 year, of which 1 is an assessment match.

• USAR Certified Refs - Ref 10 matches within 1 year, of which 3 are assessment matches.

• Certification is valid for 3 years.

• Certification is renewed with clinic participation and assessment.


 

The FRA Referee Program Director is Jean Trimble.

If you would like to know the compete details of the program, or if you have any rules questions, please contact:

Jean Trimble - FRA Referee Program Director - trimblew@aol.com

Gary Wargo - Rules Info - garyw@tampabay.rr.com 

Or, any FRA Board Member. 


 

USAR Certified Referees in Florida

8 Active as of August 20, 2013:

                        -  Jean Trimble - FRA Referee Program Director - Orlando, Florida

                         -  Ralph Cuesta  -  Hialeah, Florida

                         3  -  Randy Forrest  -  Titusville, Florida

                         4  -  Andrew Pawlowski  -  Summerfield, Florida

                         -  Sal Perconti  -  Saint Petersburg, Florida

                         6  -  Evan Wargo  -  Clearwater, Florida

                          -  Gary Wargo  -  Clearwater, Florida

                         -  Kathleen Wargo  -  Clearwater, Florida


 
FRA Qualified Referees

24 Active as of August 20, 2013:

                         1  -  Jean Trimble - FRA Referee Program Director - Orlando, Florida

                         -  Mike Bradford - Tampa, Florida

                         -  Travis Burnell - Orlando, Florida

                         -  Karen Crownover - Venice, Florida

                         -  Ralph Cuesta - Hialeah, Florida

                         6  -  Julie Decker - Fellsmere, Florida

                         7  -  Roy Elias - Tampa, Florida

                         8  -  Rick Ferrin - Cocoa, Florida

                          -  Randy Forrest - Titusville, Florida

                       10  -  Andy Guiterrez - Fort Myers, Florida

                       11  -  Glenda Lopez - Orlando, Florida

                       12  -  Shawn Lopez - Oviedo, Florida

                       13  -  Rob Lyons - Sarasota, Florida

                       14  -  Ricardo Paez Trujillo - Gainesville, Florida

                       15  -  Andrew Pawlowski - Summerfield, Florida

                       16  -  John Peloso - Micanopy, Florida

                       17  -  Sal Perconti - Saint Petersburg, Florida

                       18  -  James Russell - Oviedo, Florida

                       19  -  Isidro Trejo - Naples, Florida

                       20  -  Juan Valdez - Sarasota, Florida

                       21  -  Evan Wargo - Clearwater, Florida

                       22  -  Gary Wargo - Clearwater, Florida

                       23  -  Graciana Wargo - Clearwater, Florida

                       24  -  Kathleen Wargo - Clearwater, Florida


 

 

 

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