The Mountain Rescue Association is an organization of search and rescue teams dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. Founded in 1959 by a group of mountaineers near Mt Hood in Portland, OR today the MRA is made up of over 90 teams consisting of over 3,000 members. In this episode Doug McCall, Monty Bell, John McKently and Doug McElmury discuss the history of the MRA, some of what they do as an organization and where the organization is headed in the future.
0:24 Doug McCall Introduction.
2:09 Monty Bell Introduction.
3:51 John McKently Introduction.
5:20 History of the MRA.
10:45 What is the accreditation process for the MRA?
19:40 What training opportunities are offered through the MRA?
23:40 California reaccreditation.
31:17 MRA statistics program.
38:35 MRA Basecamp online outdoor education.
42:37 Medical protocols.
45:37 Medical communication resources.
46:55 What’s next for the future of the MRA?
54:35 Closing thoughts
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