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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.

Dutch Harbor Recovery Mission

On the night of Thursday May 9, KISAR received a call from the Alaska State Troopers Search and Rescue Coordinator in Anchorage requesting assistance with the recovery of two victims of a vehicular accident in Dutch Harbor. Early the following … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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USCG Helo Orientation Thurs April 25

All KISAR members meaning to attend the weekend training on 4th of July Peak on April 27-28 must have attended the April 18 general meeting and must also attend the USCG helicopter orientation at Hangar 3 on the USCG base … Continue reading

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GCI donation to KISAR

GCI very generously made a donation to KISAR in appreciation for KISAR’s role in the community keeping our residents safe. With the State of Alaska no longer providing training funds to local volunteer SAR organizations around the state, the donation … Continue reading

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KISAR meeting April 18

KISAR will hold its monthly general membership meeting on Thursday April 18 at 7 PM at Bayside Fire Hall. The main topic of discussion will be the upcoming April 27-28 training with the USCG Air Station and the instructor Blaine … Continue reading

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March Mountaineering & Avalanche Training

On Saturday March 23, KISAR members ascended Pyramid Mountain where they trained in a number of general mountaineering and avalanche assessment skills including: Crampon safety and use, including ascending and descending footwork Ice ax safety and use including hand grips … Continue reading

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KISAR Meeting March 21

KISAR will hold it’s general membership meeting at 7 PM Thursday, March 21 at Bayside Fire Hall. Among other topics, we will be discussing the upcoming training scheduled for Saturday, March 23. The March training will cover general winter mountaineering … Continue reading

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February Ropes Training

On Saturday February 23, KISAR members set up a high-line litter lowering system for complicated cliff rescue near Fort Abercrombie State Park Ram Site under the guidance of John Sikes. We established the tension-adjustable high line which acted as a … Continue reading

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February 21 Meeting

KISAR will hold its general membership meeting at 7:00 PM at Bayside fire hall this Thursday, Feb 21. The meeting will be very short.   Following the meeting John Sikes will walk us through what to expect from the training … Continue reading

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January avalanche rescue training

Following the general membership meeting Thursday, January 17, Philip T presented a slideshow lecture on avalanche transceiver theory and use. The following Saturday, January 19, KISAR led an on-snow field practical on avalanche beacon search techniques for locating buried victims. … Continue reading

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