Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MRA Re-accreditation Prep.

This winter BAMRU, and many other California SAR teams, have been preparing for the upcoming California Region MRA snow and ice re-accreditation.  

"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 throughout 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."  -California Region MRA Website     (

We are very much looking forward to spending time with teams from around the state in the beautiful setting of June Lake.  Here are a few of the photos from our recent, rigorous trainings.  

Abi Assessing a patient while Adam holds C-spine.
Credit: John Mandish 
Litter handling practice
Credit: Chris Kantarjiev

Kyle as litter attendant.
Credit: Chris Kantarjiev

Ethan maneuvering over a tricky transition.
Credit: Blake Gleason