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.
The most recent issue of the MRA Meridian newsletter is now available! Read about post-earthquake efforts on Mount Everest from one responder, examine Matt Jacob's report on the effects of terrain on lost persons, take a look at Central (spinal) Cord Syndrome and more!
Backcountry Access has stepped up to the plate and joined the MRA family as a SILVER sponsor!
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.
"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.
Please welcome Black Diamond Equipment / Pieps as a SILVER sponsor!
We 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 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)
The International Technical Rescue Symposium (ITRS) is happening November 6-8! There are discounts for MRA members! Registration site
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.