History of PCSO MRT

Placer County Sheriff's Office is a fully accredited member team of the national Mountain Rescue Assocation (MRA), and in turn, a member of the California Region of the Mountain Rescue Assocation (CRMRA). As such, the team re-certifies in 3 different disciplines on a 3-year rotating basis: Technical Rock Rescue, Technical Snow & Ice Rescue, Search Management & Tracking. Below is a history of the reaccreditations that the PCSO MRT has participated in.

  • passed Mar 2020 - Search and Tracking Recertification, Riverside
  • passed Mar 2019 - Snow and Ice Recertification, Lake Tahoe
  • passed Oct 2018 - Technical Rock Rescue Recertification, Donner Summit
  • passed Mar 2017 - Search and Tracking Recertification, Stoddard Wells OHV
  • passed Mar 2016 - Snow and Ice Recertification, Mammoth Lakes
  • passed Mar 2015 - Technical Rock Rescue Recertification, Joshua Tree
  • automatic pass Mar 2014 - Search and Tracking Recertification, Auburn State Recreation Area (Hosted by Placer County Mountain Rescue Team)
  • passed Mar 2013 - Snow and Ice Recertification, June Lake
  • passed Mar 2012 - Snow and Ice Recertification, June Lake (Postponed - lack of snow)
  • passed Mar 2011 - Technical Rock Rescue Recertification, Alabama Hills
  • passed Mar 2010 - Wilderness SAR Recertification, Malibu Creek
  • automatic pass Mar 2009 - Snow and Ice Recertification, Squaw Valley (Hosted by Placer County Mountain Rescue Team)
  • passed Mar 2008 - Technical Rock Rescue Recertification, Alabama Hills
  • passed Mar 2007 - Wilderness SAR Recertification, Red Rock State Park
  • passed Mar 2006 - Snow and Ice Recertification, Convict Lake
  • passed Mar 2005 - Technical Rock Rescue Recertification, Joshua Tree
  • passed Mar 2004 - Wilderness SAR Recertification, La Brea
  • passed Mar 2003 - Snow and Ice Recertification, Mammoth Lake
  • Jan 2002 - PCMRT granted full membership by the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA), Mt Rainier
  • passed Jan 2002 - Rock Certification, Fossil Falls
  • passed Apr 2001 - Snow and Ice Certification, Donner Summit
  • passed Apr 2001 - Wilderness SAR Certification, Foresthill

2014 Search & Tracking Reaccreditation

Placer County Mountain Rescue hosted 20 Mountain Rescue teams from around the state of California on Mar 1, 2014 for the annual reaccreditation.