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.
The MRA is an organization of teams dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. We do so by improving the quality, availability, and safety of mountain search and rescue. With over 90 government authorized units, the MRA has grown to become the critical mountain search and rescue resource in the United States.
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The Mountain Rescue Association National Conference is the largest annual gathering of mountain rescue professionals. The 2017 conference will feature instructional courses, technical field sessions, equipment demonstrations and social events that cater to all experience levels. From search and rescue professionals and incident commanders to first-year members, all will have the opportunity to learn new skills and share their knowledge with peers. Subject matter includes mountain rescue techniques and skills, search skills, incident command management, and pioneering technology being incorporated into the mountain rescues of today and tomorrow. Attendees will include search and rescue professionals from throughout the United States and abroad. Please consider joining us in Boise, Idaho to share your expertise and/or experiences with fellow peers and professionals. Boise offers rivers, mountains, deserts, lakes, and varying terrain, all within reach from the conference location. This makes it the perfect location to demonstrate, practice, and explore everything that makes our search and rescue community so diverse and skilled. Speakers will be given a discounted registration fee for the 2017 MRA National Conference. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017. For consideration, please fill out our application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Call for Speakers.”
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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
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