"The mission of Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment is to cultivate, inspire, and produce dog teams for successful avalanche search and rescue."

A Relationship That Works

Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment combines the skill, expertise, and stamina of SAR and avalanche deployment teams, to expedite the rescue of an avalanche victim.

We are a validating organization that provides training opportunities and a deployment resource for counties through out the state of Colorado to utilize during all stages of avalanche search and rescue.

The Team Players and Their Role in Avalanche Deployment

A C-RAD team includes three members - the avalanche technician, avalanche dog and avalanche dog handler - these teams train year round to be ready when the time arises

Validated Avalanche Technician

Validated Avalanche Dog

Validated Avalanche Dog Handler