About the Region

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.

Interested in Joining?

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

Region Activities


Region Reaccreditation Test

Photo credit: Lynda Rose


March 1st, 2019 - 1700 to 2400, Friday Night, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, In the Graceland A conference room.

Test Day
March 2nd, 2019 – Team Leaders and Evaluators Only Briefing @ 0600 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Graceland A conference room, Teams must be ready to deploy from staging.


Snow & Ice Reaccreditation hosted by Douglas County Search and Rescue.