KISAR Partners With Educators

This month two KISAR members provided personal survival training to 5th graders from a local elementary school.

A KISAR member discusses equipment that can make wilderness survival easier.

A KISAR member discusses equipment that can make wilderness survival easier.

Concepts covered included; survival mindset, equipment, shelter and fire building. The students were diligent listeners and much fun was had by the students and teachers alike. The material was a combination of NASAR’s “Hug a Tree” program and personal experience.

A KISAR member inspects a emergency shelter constructed by local 5th graders.

A KISAR member inspects an emergency shelter constructed by local 5th graders.

This activity is a form of preventative search and rescue (PSAR) and directly relates to our mission to, ” provide informational and educational programs and demonstrations to institutions, agencies and community organizations.”

Any other local organizations are encouraged to contact KISAR to see how we can help your members be more safe while recreating in the backcountry.

KISAR member directs school children in the use of orange smoke flares, as the USCG Spar passes nearby.

KISAR member directs school children in the use of orange smoke flares, as the USCG cutter Spar passes nearby.

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About kisar1986

Kodiak Island Search & Rescue (KISAR) is a non-profit organization whose objectives are exclusively charitable, scientific or educational. Specifically, our purposes are: To furnish highly trained volunteers and dog teams for search and rescue for the benefit and welfare of the community To organize and support the continuing education and training of volunteers, dog teams and support personnel in accepted search and rescue methods. To increase public awareness of search and rescue trained volunteers and dog teams and provide informational and educational programs and demonstrations to institutions, agencies and community organizations.
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