C-RAD and Rescue Industry Course Schedule


“After much deliberation and input from patrols and agencies across the state and mountain west, we have made the tough decision to postpone the 2021 winter course to the winter of 2022. This was not an easy decision, and fully realize that as rescuers and community first responders that training is still important in maintaining proficiency. However, the restrictions we would have needed to implement, coupled with the potential risks of bringing so many people together from across the state and mountain west to put on the traditional winter course would not have made it what we have all come to love and look forward to.

While we may not be able to meet in the traditional sense for the winter course, we do want to encourage all rescuers and members to continue seeking opportunities to train locally with their own programs, and if appropriate, with closer, neighboring programs. Large training events are always a great opportunity, but cannot replace the frequent and consistent training that happens when we return home, or the remaining months of the year.

Stay safe, healthy and training, we will all be able to get together again. “
Doug Lesch – C-RAD President 


C-RAD provides training opportunities and deployment resources throughout the state of Colorado during all stages of avalanche search and rescue. We test and validate aspiring dogs and handlers to ensure the highest standards for avalanche deployment are met.

For C-RAD Members seeking more information on internal training and courses, click here:

In addition to their full-time jobs, C-RAD rescue teams train for several hours each week so they can remain relevant as a key rescue service to the Colorado community. This requires dedication as well as funding, and we strive to deliver accessible and affordable training opportunities for all our members.

Consider donating $20 today to help provide an hour of training for one of our teams:

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