The June KISAR general meeting was held last night, the 16th of June. One of the topics of interest was the possibility of expanding KISAR to include an Urban SAR contingent, that would be a C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Team) group. KISAR met with Kenai CERT at the recent tsunami exercise. In the event of a large scale disaster KISAR would be called out to assist. We are a good resource because we are trained in first-aid, self-organized, self-sustaining, and equipped with our own communications equipment.
After the general meeting Milt Bohac, a detective with the Kodiak Police Department, gave training on best practices when dealing with evidence and potential crime scenes in a missing person case. Milt answered lots of questions and the training was very beneficial. I will definitely feel more prepared on my next search.
What do you think about the idea for expanding KISAR into the Urban arena? You can comment below. Here is a link to more information about the CERT program. www.citizencorps.gov