The Mountain Rescue Association, a national non-profit membership association dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education, has developed this course to be used by any rescue organization that may be required to respond to backcountry rescue operations. 

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
 

  1. Identify how mother nature, physical elements, mental and emotional elements, and external influences contribute to risk in rescue operations
  2. Understand other external hazards affecting risks in rescues
  3. Understand methods to reduce risk on the basis of the elements presented

To achieve the Certificate  of Completion, participants must review each of the five Lessons, complete a Comprehension Quiz after each lesson, and score 80% or better on the Final  Exam.

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