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Mountain Rescue Association Spring Meeting 2004 Washington State SAR Conference 2004
UK Mountain Rescue Conference 2004 International Technical RescueSymposium, New Mexico
Helicopter Rescue Workshop, B.C. Area Search Dog Seminar,  Petersburg, Illinois
NASAR Training Schedule Tri-State SAR Conference, NY
Dive Rescue International Dive Rescue Int'l Training Schedule Rigging for Rescue Seminar Schedule
Nature & Vision Tracking Schedule   Lifesaving Resources Training Schedule 
 SOLO Wilderness First Aid Schedule Rescue DynamicsRescue Dynamics Mtn.Rescue Schedule
AMSAR High Angle Rescue Schedule  Bay Area SAR Council Annual Schedule 

Tri-State Search & Rescue Conference

15–19th September, 2004

Belleayre Mountain Ski Area

Highmont, NY (Northern Catskills)  

Sponsored  by the NYFEDSAR, SAR C of NJ, PA SAR C

Hosted by New Jersey Search and Rescue and New York Search & Rescue

Training classes include:

NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Certification Classes,

NASAR SAR Tech Certifications, Multiple Canine Training Tracks,

GPS Use, Digital Mapping, Personal Locator Beacons (PLB’s),

CASIE IV, Incident Command System 300, Map & Compass Challenge,

Mounted SAR, Communications, Aircraft Search Management

Equipment Vendors including Newburgh Rescue Supply & SAR Camp,

Plus our Famous Live Auction!

The following requested classes are among others that are still in negotiation or planning:

Wilderness Medical, Cave Rescue, Rope Rescue, SAR Management

PA Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) Certification Classes

Registration Will Open on June 1, 2004
Tent, Car, Camper and RV (dry) Camping included (no hookups)

            Pre-Conference Program Costs: (15 – 16 September 2004)
-Wednesday & Thursday: $60 / day or $100 / both ($85 / day after September 1st)
 (Includes: classes, camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
-Wednesday & Thursday without meal service $50 / day ($60 / day after September 1st)

            Conference Sessions: (17 – 19 September 2004)
-Friday Breakfast through Sunday Breakfast  $130  ($150 after September 1st)
-Friday or Saturday Daily Rate (with meals)  $75/ day ($85 after September 1st)
-Friday or Saturday without meal service  $65 / day

Program Fees:
-All two-day canine track courses will cost $65.00 additional
 -Nominal fees for certain programs (NASAR certifications, etc)

For general inquires or for a full registration/information package
 SAR C of NJ-TSSC,  PO Box 304, Montvale, NJ 07645. 


“Mountain Rescue: Strength Through Unity”

Members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) are excited and honored to be hosting the
 46th annual MRA Spring Conference in Anchorage, Alaska,
June 18-20, 2004.

AMRG, The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), and SAR teams throughout Alaska will join together to provide MRA teams and mountain rescuers from around the world a superb training event in a fantastic setting.

Recognizing that the complexities inherent in any SAR event are mitigated through good coordination and cooperation,the conference will emphasize the importance of coordinated action and teamwork as key elements in an effective mountain rescue response. Presentations and activities, especially the Field exercises, will focus on team problem-solving events, exploring a variety of issues and unique circumstances designed to actively engage all participants in the Team.

Classroom sessions will be held on the UAA campus with field sessions and pre-conference training held in the mountains of Chugach State Park—a 600,000-acre mountain park in Anchorage’s backyard wilderness.

Make plans to come in June 2004 and enjoy the unparalleled beauty and wilderness of Alaska, and the hospitality of Anchorage, the University of Alaska, and Alaska SAR teams.
With nearly 24 hours of daylight in June…it’s going to be the busiest, most exciting MRA event to date!

If you or your team would like to lead or host a particular venue, or make a presentation during this week, please contact Michael Thompson, Planning Coordinator.

If you have any questions, please contact Soren Orley at 907-786-1448 or e-mail at

UK Mountain Rescue Conference 2004

10th - 12th September 2004.

Bangor, North Wales, Great Britain

Joint Conference of:

The Mountain Rescue Council of England and Wales (MRC)
The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRC-S)
The Northern Ireland Mountain Rescue Co-ordinating Committee (NIMRCC)
In association with
The Irish Mountain Rescue Association (IMRA)

Advance information about UK Mountain Rescue Conference 2004
The Third Biennial UK Mountain Rescue Conference will be held at the University of Wales Bangor, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG, North Wales, United Kingdom, between the 10th and 12th September 2004.


Gathering persons from across the spectrum of rescue disciplines to share news and views on advances in equipment and techniques, technical problems, and issues of mutual concern.

November 5-7, 2004

Albuquerque Marriott Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Limited Enrollment:
In order to encourage the informal free flow of information involving all participants, enrollment has been limited to 150 people. If necessary, a waiting list will be constructed.

ITRS is jointly sponsored by the American Alpine Club, Mountain Rescue Association, Fire-Rescue Magazine, National Association for Search & Rescue, Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians, and the National Cave Rescue Commission of the National Speleological Society.

ITRS 2004 brings together a wide variety of people involved in rescue, including those in mountain rescue, the military, law enforcement, park services, water rescue, outdoor recreation, fire service and rescue teams, along with equipment manufacturers and distributors.


Controversial Issues:

? New Developments in Equipment ? Improved Techniques ? Medical Considerations in Rescue

? Comparative Discussions of Team Techniques ? Analysis of High Angle Accidents ? Equipment Testing

? Developments in Helicopter Rescue ? Industry Standards ? SAR Screw-ups

ITRS encourages a free flow of information among the participants, including informal evening sessions where attendees share their experiences with their peers. Bring your slides so you can share your local experience with other symposium attendees.


To encourage and reward excellence in presentation, the co-hosts have inaugurated a "presenter award" program. The program is looking to award and acknowledge presentations which reflect excellence in: facts and data (rather than opinion or conclusion); choice of topic (applicable to field work); and state of the art technical rescue. After the final presentation, the attendees will vote on the presentations based on seven categories; one award going to each category. Each winner will receive a $200 honorarium.


A meeting of the ASTM F32 Search & Rescue Committee will be held following ITRS 2004 on Sunday afternoon and Monday at the Marriott.


Please call Sherry Cox at (706) 764-1437 ext. 234

Before April 1, 2004

  1. $195 AAC, MRA, NASAR, NCRC (NSS) SPRAT Members

  2. $230 Non-Member

After April 1, 2004

  1. $230 AAC, MRA, NASAR, NCRC (NSS) SPRAT Members

  2. $265 Non-Member

Washington State 2004 Search And Rescue Conference

Lewis County is hosting the
  Washington State 2004 Search and Rescue Conference.

Come experience a GREAT time in Lewis County and participate in excellent training at a beautiful campground resort in the heart of the majestic Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

May 21 to May 23, 2004
Pre-conference classes will begin on May 17, 2004 and conclude on May 21, 2004.



In The Spotlight

Conference Registration

Confirmed Classes

Confirmed Vendors

Area motels


The conference site location will be:the
Cascade Peaks Resort and Campground
11519 US Highway 12, Randle, Washington

Featured Class of the Month

This year’s conference begins early on Friday morning when we host the CHILD STRANGER ABDUCTION HOMICIDE course. This eight-hour block on Friday is free for conference attendee’s. This class will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude at 5:00 pm.

Our Instructor is Deputy Chris Boyer from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office SAR Team in California. Chris is a state certified cadaver dog handler and evaluator. As a California OES Law Enforcement Division Instructor Chris travels throughout the state of California training SAR Managers and supporting SAR in California. Chris has taught to agencies throughout the state, at National Seminars and for federal agencies.

This is the same location at which Lewis County hosted the highly sucessful conferences at in 1997 and 2000. The name of the facilty has changed. There are over 700 campsites, most of which have power and water available. There is a store along with laundry and shower facilities available on site as well.

Air Rescue Association of Canada

Helicopter Rescue Workshop 2004

April 23-24th, 2004

Early registration deadline extended until March 31, 2004.

The 2004 Air Rescue Association of Canada (ARAC) Helicopter Rescue symposium is an opportunity to gather persons from across the spectrum of Helicopter Rescue disciplines to share news and views on advances in equipment, techniques, problems and issues of mutual concern.


Location: Best Western Rainbow Country Inn

    Chilliwack, British Columbia





2004 Helicopter Rescue Symposium Draft Agenda (PDF) - Updated March 20/04

2004 Helicopter Rescue Symposium Brochure (PDF)

2004 Helicopter Rescue Symposium Registration (PDF)





2003 Helicopter Rescue Symposium Brochure (PDF)

2003 Helicopter Rescue Symposium Registration (PDF)

Contact us: 

P.O. Box 52229

North Vancouver, BC

V7J 3V5

Illinois Search Dogs

Area Search Dog Seminar 2004

April 16-18th 2004

 Lead Instructor - Bill Dotson 

Location:  New Salem State Historical Site, Petersburg, Illinois

This seminar will include classroom and field work. Limited registrations will be accepted to keep student-instructor ratio low.


  1. Selecting the K9
  2. The Important Basics for Area Search Dog (ASD) Training
    1. The Indication
    2. Ranging / Hunting
    3. Control
  3. Scent Theory
  4. Handler Training
  5. Strategy and Tactics for Area Search
  6. Ethics for SAR Dog handlers
  7. Standards
  8. Advanced Training Techniques

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