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.
NEW Website Pages:
– Interactive MRA Team Searches in 2018. See the location of MRA Team Search & Rescues year to date.
– Mission Summary 2014 – 2017. Detailed information including total MRA team missions, volunteer hours, and missions by MRA teams.
– Interactive MRA Team Locator Map. Find MRA Team Locations throughout the United States & Canada.
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.
Yes it is that time of year again, MRA membership dues are due January 1, 2018.
Please save this link and this is how your team will submit your team information this year for your dues (one submission per team). After completing this online form please mail in your check for the proper amount.
Remember you team will not be allowed to vote at the February winter meeting if your dues have not been received.
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to submit your Team Roster with this online form, so please get together with your treasurer and make sure the number of people on your roster matches the amount of your dues payment. There will be a delay in processing if your dues payment amount and number of members on your roster do not match.
Online Dues Form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/4cefecadb9a9454786eb363397c7cf66
You may forward this link to the appropriate person on your team.
The spring edition of the Meridian, the MRA newsletter is now available! Download a High-Resolution Version. In this edition, we compare and contrast rescue litter tie-in systems, we review new avalanche and snow burial practice guidelines, and a challenging mission from the Rocky Mountain Region.
Stay tuned for details on the 2018 MRA Spring Conference hosted by Rocky Mountain House Volunteer Search and Rescue scheduled for June 6-9, 2018!
It is time to submit your presenter proposals for the 2017 International Technical Rescue Symposium! This year’s event is occurring November 2-5, in Denver, Colorado. 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 on:
New Developments in Gear Technology
Research and Testing Results
Technique and Systems Discussions
Medical Considerations in Rescue
Analysis of High Angle Accidents
Developments in Helicopter Rescue
Swiftwater Rescue topics
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.