Next Regional Meeting May 20, 2017. Hosted by Sierra Madre and Placer.


The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) is a national volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. The California Region of the Mountain Rescue Association consists of over 20 rescue teams from thoughout the state of California. Majority of the members are unpaid volunteers who are highly trained. Accredited teams must meet the high standards of the MRA and must be re-evaluated every five years in each of the three search and rescue skills: Search and Tracking, Technical Rock, and Snow and Ice. California MRA teams not only respond to search and rescue operations in the unit's area of responsibility, but will also respond to mutual aid calls anywhere in the state to assist other agencies.


If your unit is interested joining click here to go the the national MRA website for membership information

Courage. Commitment. Compassion.



Region Activity

June 10 - 12, 2016 - MRA Spring Conference

The 2016 MRA Spring Conference was held in Port Angeles, WA, hosted by Olympic Mountain Rescue team. Several members from the California Region teams attended. The pre-conference included a climb of Mt. Deception which is the second highest peak in the Olympic Mountains and wilderness aircraft rescue and extrication course. The main conference included two days of classroom and field sessions on a variety of search and rescue topics. The field sessions were held at Salt Creek Recreation Area and Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.

May 21, 2016 - Region Meeting

Representatives from 17 teams from throughout the Caifornia Region to discuss search operations and region matters. There was a northern site hosted by Douglas SAR and a southern site hosted by Santa Clarita SAR. Thanks to the US Forest Service and AMS Fullfilment for providing meeting facilities.

March 5, 2016 - Snow and Ice Reaccreditation

Twenty teams of the California Region of the Mountain Rescue Association treked Mammoth Mountain to conduct it's Snow and Ice reaccreditation test. The event was hosted by Inyo County Search and Rescue. The teams hiked out to the Mineret Summit where they demonstrated their ability to perform technical rescue and evacuation in the snow. Team also had to demonstrate their avalanche search techniques.

See photos from the reaccreditation test here

February 6 - 7, 2016 - MRA Winter Meeting

The MRA held a two-day business meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. Representatives from MRA teams from throughout the country met to take care of business, manage the finances, determine the future direction, and to get some good skiing. The California Region was well represented at the meeting.


Region Teams

Douglas County Search and Rescue
Marin County Mountain Rescue
China Lake Mountain Rescue
Riverside Mountain Rescue
West Valley Search and Rescue
San Dimas Mountain Rescue
Tehachapi Mountain Rescue
Montrose Search and Rescue
Santa Clara Search and Rescue
San Bernardino Mountain
Wrightwood/Phelan Search and Rescue
Mono County Search and Rescue
Ventura County Search and Rescue
Yosemite National Park
Monterey County Search and Rescue
CA Emergency Management Agency
San Bernardino Cave and Technical Rescue
Placer County Mountain Rescue
Fillmore Search and Rescue
Sequoia National Park
Inyo County Search and Rescue
Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue
Altadena Mountain Rescue
Contra Costa Search and Rescue
San Diego Mountain Rescue
Fresno County Mountaineering Team
Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue
Joshua Tree National Park
Malibu Mountain Rescue

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