Next Regional Meeting January 6, 2018. Host Wrightwood/Phelan and Santa Clara


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

January 11, 2014 - Region Meeting

Thanks to Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit for hosting the California Region of the MRA meeting in Hemet on January 11, 2014. Teams from throughout the state were represented. Members of the Placer Mountain Rescue Team Skyped in to discuss the details of the upcoming region search and tracking reaccreditation test in the Auburn State Park.

The next region meeting will be held on May 17, 2014, and will be hosted by San Bernardino Cave and Technical Rescue Team.

September 21, 2013 - Region Election Results

On behalf of the MRA California Region delegates and nominating committee it is with great pleasure that I announce to you the re-election for another 2 year term of the MRA California Region Chairman Art Fortini, MRA California Region Vice-Chairman Dan Land, and MRA California Region Secretary/Treasurer Antonio Arizo. The election was held at the September 2013 MRA California Region meeting at Montrose Search and Rescue, LA County Sheriff's Office. Congratulations Art, Dan, and Antonio and thank you for serving another term and for your enduring dedication to the MRA.

September 21, 2013 - Region Meeting

The meeting of the California Region of the MRA was held on September 21, 2013. Montrose Search and Rescue hosted the meeting at LA County Camp 2 facilities at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Fifteen teams from the region were represented. There were several good discussions on matters affecting the region team. Election for the region officers were held. Full details of the meeting will be included in the soon to be posted meeting minutes.

The next region meeting will be held on January 11, 2014, and will be hosted by Riverside Mountain Rescue.

March 3, 2013 - Snow and Ice Reaccreditation

The Snow and Ice reaccreditation group photo has been posted to the region web site on the Gallery Group Photo page. Photos from the reaccreditation will be posted soon.

Thanks to Montrose for a great event.


Region Teams

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

Upcoming Events

Member Login