Membership Requirements


The first step in becoming a member of C-RAD is to be affiliated with an organization or agency that provides professional search and rescue services in the area of Avalanche Rescue. Those organizations or agency could be ski patrols, search and rescue teams, or Sheriff’s Offices that respond to avalanche related incidents.

It is not that we do not want everyone to learn how to train a dog or train themselves for organized avalanche rescue, it is that we want our members to have an outlet (ability to eventually field) for their training, and being affiliated with an organization that does so provides them that outlet.

Each organization that we partner with ultimately has the final say in who from their program participates with C-RAD. Members must agree to C-RAD’s bylaws, police, and standards. Once a member becomes validated, he/she may participate in voting events related to the C-RAD and the Board of Directors. All members have the opportunity to attend trainings, courses, and events, as well as receive other member benefits when available.