April USCG Helo and Mountain Training

Following Thursday’s helo orientation on the CG base, 3 KISAR members flew up to the KISAR training hut on Friday to assess snow conditions and prepare a training scenario. On Saturday the USCG Air Station Kodiak flew a KISAR team to the site in a call-out simulation to recover an injured skier. KISAR members practiced deployment from both H-60 and H-65 aircraft and used both the rescue basket and litter for hoists. Following the scenario with the USCG, KISAR members trained with Blaine Smith of the Alaska Avalanche School in ice ax and crampon use and safety, setting up a fixed line on a steep snow slope to reach an injured subject, and then to lower the subject off the slope. As the weather deteriorated in the afternoon, all members traveled down out of the mountains on ski, snowshoe, and foot to reach the road. We would like to offer a huge thanks to the USCG Air Station Kodiak and Blaine Smith for a fun, productive and informative training!

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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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