More than 150,000 fans are expected to come out for the 'Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West' - and organizers want everyone to be safe.
Saturday -- hundreds of volunteers were at the Reno Livestock Events Center to talk about emergency preparedness.
Organizers say they don't expect anything to go wrong during the 10-day event, but they want to plan, just in case. "In the event of an emergency, everybody has to know what their roles are, we're going to establish command posts, we're going to have certain people who are going to be in charge if there's a disaster that happens during the rodeo," says Alan Tom, medical chairman of the Reno Rodeo.
If there is an emergency during the Rodeo, Tom says guests should stay calm and listen to the announcer for evacuation information and updates.
The Reno Rodeo kicks off next Thursday when dozens of horseback riders drive 300 head of cattle into the Reno Livestock Events Center.
It continues until June 23rd and includes a massive marketplace filled with vendors, a carnival for kids and tons of food and drink.