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The most recent issue of the MRA Meridian newsletter is now available! Read about the Mount Everest MCI efforts during the Nepal earthquakes, digest Matt Jacob's year-long study on the effects of terrain on lost persons and so much more!



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 Backcountry Access has stepped up to the plate and joined the MRA family as a SILVER sponsor!



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Introduction to Search Management Best Practices has been added to the Training/ICS training section of the website!  

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.



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We have new webinar training videos courtesy of our Presidential Partner, PMI! They produce a great series of training webinars and they are well worth a look!
 PMI Webinar Series



adobe-pdfThe National Park Service has provided us with a "facilitated learning analysis (FLA)" for one of their high-angle training incidents.

"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.



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Please welcome Black Diamond Equipment / Pieps as a SILVER sponsor!



adobe-pdfWe are happy to announce that Matt Jacobs has completed a year-long research project entitled Terrain Based Probability Models for SAR! With some grant-support from the MRA he has taken a close look at terrain and how it correlates against historical find-data. Thank you Matt!




The most recent issue of the MRA Meridian newsletter is now available! Read about the upcoming SARCON in beautiful Estes Park, CO. Learn some surprising lessons from the last ITRS and read up on the plans for the next one. There's also a report from our ICAR alternate-delegate offering some lessons learned from avalanches and you can read about treating dislocations in the field, how to avoid Giardia, and lots more!



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The Fox News Everest segment and interview with MRA member Lisa Rust is now available! Thank you Lisa for taking the time to be available and represent the MRA! Fox News Video

(Image courtesy Fox News)



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The International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS) is happening November 6-8! There are discounts for MRA members! Registration site





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Thank you to Benchmade for their PLATINUM level support! Whether it's a rescue hook or the versatile Triage knife, Benchmade products are built from the finest materials and held to the highest standards. The result is unparalleled performance and reliability; all backed by the LifeSharp lifetime service and warranty program.



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