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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.

Oct wilderness first aid refresher

We had a great wilderness first aid refresher course. Over two days we learned more about patient assessments focusing on start to finish details. We also covered patient packaging and how to safely transport patients. Advertisements

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Sept. 29 Taining

Joint training with the USCG was canceled due to operations the hilo crew had overnight. Instead a scenario was set up where KISAR received a call from a hiker who was injured in the Fort Ambercrombie State park. Members were … Continue reading

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Saturday Orienteering at Termination Point

KISAR members Participated in an Orienteering and area search training at Termination Point. The training focused on using a combination GPS and map/compass to navigate to points of interest, practicing critical separation searches for clues, and in-field team management.

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Orienteering and Search Navigaton

Orienteering and search navigation training will be led by Philip at Termination point Saturday Sept 15th. Meet at Bayside firehall at 9:00am. Duration 5-6hrs. Members will navigate a course set out using a combination of GPS and maps. Members will … Continue reading

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Rope training with John Sikes

  John Sikes led KISAR members through high angle lowering and raising of a litter. Members set up a main line and a belay line, packaged Dicky in the litter and lowered him with an attendant. Then members set up … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.

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