KISAR Meeting

This Thursday  there will be a board meeting at 6:30pm and a general membership meeting at 7:00pm at Bayside fire hall.

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Rigging For Rescue

John Sikes recently completed an intensive rigging for rescue class and will be sharing what he learned this month. Keep an eye on the calendar and your emails so you don’t miss this training.

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Overnight training on Three Sisters

Training on Three Sisters: A mock call out for a missing person last seen at the ITN trail head. After a briefing members were split into three teams each taking a different rout to the middle sister. Teams then camped in the north bowl with foggy damp conditions. In the morning teams swept the area practicing critical separation using GPS and paper maps for clues that had been placed. Once all clues had been found teams hiked out.

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KISAR Meeting, Thursday July 19th

Meeting at Bayside firehall at 7:00pm

John Cry (a biologist with ADF&G) will give a bear safety talk with emphasis on back country and camping awareness.

Dicky will detail the July 21-22 planned overnight exercises.

All members are encouraged to attend, non-members who are interested in search and rescue are welcome.

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Wilderness First Aid

A great class with Deb Ajango! Two days of learning how to deal with emergencies in the field, and how to recognize if it’s a “BIG” deal or a “little” deal.

Learning to clean and bandage cuts

Have to get those cuts clean!

How to improvise a forearm splint.

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6/21/2018 KISAR Meeting

Upcoming training for July and August slots are going to be an overnight full gear camping trip and a simulated rescue.

The overnight will consist of a hike to the camp site with a full 24hr pack. Objectives include: navigating, testing members overnight gear, team building, and skills assessment of members.

The simulated rescue will include a search for the “KISAR Dummy”, patient assessment, packaging, and retrieval. The training officer will give initial incident briefing to searchers, and supply updates for the situation as the training plays out.

The training officer will work on finding dates that work for most members.

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Wilderness First Aid class

KISAR is hosting a wilderness first aid class June 23rd and 24th. This is a 20hr class with hands on learning from professional instructor Deb Ajango. There are a limited number of slots available for members of the public @ $150, on a first come first serve basis.

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Pyramid rope and snow training

KISAR members got advanced snow travel raining including self arrest with ice axe, rope rescue using snow anchors, and a Coast Guard  helo crew assisted with basket rescue operations.


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HELO Training Video

KISAR board member Philip Tschersich put together this video of our training day with the USCG.

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Coast Guard Helo training

This weekend we partnered up with US Coast Guard to do some Helicopter training in the mountains around Kodiak. Purpose of this training was to get more familiarized with operating with the Cost Guard in a winter environment. KISAR spent the day practicing ingress/egress into helicopter while under power in a mountain landing scenario.  Members also practiced being raised and lowered  from helicopter in the rescue basket.  Thanks to the the US Coast Guard for their partnership and including us in there training.


USCG HH-60 Jayhawk on Pyramid Mountain


Basket training on USCG HH-65 Dolphin


KISAR member practicing egress from helo on pyramid

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