The Mountain Rescue Association
The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) is a Nationwide organization of accredited Mountain Rescue Teams. We are one of only 19 teams in California that is fully accredited as a Mountain Rescue Team. In order to qualify for status, the team must pass proficiency tests in Snow & Ice, Search Management/Tracking & Technical Rock Rescue with the skill tests rotating each year. Our team has been a member of MRA for over 35 years.
See also California Region of the MRA
National Association For Search & Rescue
The National Association For Search & Rescue is a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of professional, literary and scientific knowledge and training in the Search & Rescue field.
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Cal OES is responsible for overseeing and coordinating emergency preparedness, response, recovery and homeland security activities within the state of California. Cal OES regularly dispatches team members to join first responders, emergency leaders and those affected by disasters that threaten public safety, to tell their stories and provide information essential to the public.
California Rescue Dog Association
CARDA’s mission is to train, certify, and deploy highly-qualified search dog teams to assist law enforcement and other public safety agencies in the search for lost and missing persons. CARDA search dog teams have participated in thousands of missing person searches and have saved public safety agencies millions of dollars through the use of volunteer resources. All CARDA services provided to requesting agencies and to the family of the lost person are free of charge.