The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) was established in 1959 at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon making us the oldest Search and Rescue Association in the United States.
MRA is an organization of teams dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. We do so by improving the quality, availability, & safety of mountain search & rescue. With over 90 government authorized units, MRA has grown to become the critical mountain search & rescue resource in North America.
Celebrating the 6oth Anniversary of the Mountain Rescue Association,
the Spring 2019 MRA Conference
returns to the location it began
Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.
Details coming soon!
It is time to submit your presenter proposals for the 2018 International Technical Rescue Symposium! This year’s event is occurring November 1-4, in Portland, Oregon. Details can be found at http://itrsonline.org/
Please consider sharing your latest research, experiences, and testing with others – just like you – in the rescue field. If you know someone willing to present a topic that the ITRS community would enjoy, please share this information with them now. ITRS is gathering persons from across the spectrum of rescue disciplines to share theoretical and practical news and views.
The fall edition of the Meridian, the MRA newsletter is now available! Download a high-resolution version here. In this edition, we review two exciting new books, discuss treatment of major trauma in the backcountry, get an overview of MRA mission reporting and the MRA Conference Scholarship Program.
Please welcome Team Wendy and go check out the cool headgear!
It was produced by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit (an MRA member-team) in conjunction with the National Park Service Branch of Search and Rescue and with the help of the Arizona Department of Public Safety Aviation Bureau and Guardian Medical Transport.
“I gritted my teeth and let it slide. That right there was the worst decision of the day.” They went on to say “I have been trying to let them grow. I knew it was a bad decision, but I let it slide.” -Team Leader
You can find it here.