April 1, 2015
The 2015 National Helicopter SAR Workshop will take place April 1st & 2nd at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, State Emergency Operations Center (1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC). Register online (by March 13) at: Fore questions contact Brian Barnes (NC State SAR Coordinator)

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The Helicopter Rescue and Response Association was founded in Austin Texas on August 6th, 2010 as a result of the annual ad hoc Helicopter Rescue Summit held in conjunction with Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo. The fruition of this association is the result of a common desire shared by those actively involved with helicopter rescue operations towards creating an information sharing network within the community.

The HRRA is dedicated to the safety of air crew, rescue and response personnel and survivors through education, training, standardization and information sharing. Using technology and equipment improvements to increase efficiency/effectiveness and improve safety.


On behalf of the board of directors, welcome!

Cedric Smith

Board Members

The HRRA Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of professionals representing various aspects of helicopter rescue spreading across the United States from California to North Carolina.

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What's New?

3/10/15 ITRS 2015 Call for Papers   It is time to submit your proposals for the 2015 International Technical Rescue Symposium! This year’s event is occurring November 5th-8th, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.  Details can be found at www.

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Join the HRRA!

HRRA members have access to our member’s only section of the website. This section includes a discussion forum and a resource library.

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Organizational Sponsors

Zephyr International LLC Bell Helicopter Xtreme ALSE Capewell Aerial Systems Metro Aviation, Inc. CMC Rescue, Inc. Air Rescue Systems Priority 1 Air Rescue SkyHook Rescue Systems Airbus Helicopters