C-RAD and Rescue Industry Courses

NOTE: ALL Course Applications are listed under “Event Details” for each C-RAD hosted course. Please click on the course / event you are interested and find the application link at the bottom of the details section.

ALL applicants MUST be affiliated and in good standing with an organization that utilizes K9 for search and rescue incidents. We will prioritize teams that are supported by their fielding organization to develop their skills as a search and rescue resource.

It is important to understand that the dynamics of hosting training during an ongoing pandemic are ever changing and complex. Be on the look out for updated dates and information for training events this fall and winter here on the website.

Doug Lesch – C-RAD President 
C-RAD REQUIRES all event participants to either be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the start of their events. Any participants exhibiting symptoms or having had a known exposure to a positive case should refrain from attending the event and follow area COVID-19 guidance.

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 membership dogs and handlers to ensure the highest standards for avalanche deployment are met.

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:

Course Calendar


2022sun09oct(oct 9)8:00 amwed12(oct 12)5:30 pmFeaturedC-RAD Annual Fall Course - 2022, October 9th-12th8:00 am - 5:30 pm (12) MST Prospector and Windy Point Campground, Frisco, CO Event Organized By: C-RAD Event Type :C-RAD Hosted Event,Courses