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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.

KISAR February Avalanche Transceiver Training

On Saturday Feb 20, KISAR members met at the Pyramid Pass parking area to conduct a field exercise with avalanche transceivers. We ran through a number of demonstrations of how modern transceivers interpret flux lines and how a buried beacon’s … Continue reading

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KISAR meeting February 18

KISAR will hold its general membership meeting Thursday February 18 at 7 PM at Bayside Fire Hall. This will be our first in-person meeting since before the spike in COVID cases in the fall. With the last official positive test … Continue reading

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KISAR December Termination Point Geocache Training

Last spring when COVID first emerged I created a geocaching course out at Termination Point for our April training as a safe way for members to do something SAR-adjacent when we could not get together for a normal training. I … Continue reading

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KISAR October Training

KISAR members met at the Pyramid Mountain parking area at 10 am and hiked up to top of Jibber Bowl at about 1500’. They assembled the SKED litter and then belayed  a simulated patient down with a harness-mounted belay device … Continue reading

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Remembering Lydia

Lydia Cullum joined KISAR in September of 2018.  Since that time, she became a valued and integral part of our team and KISAR family. At every stage in her involvement with KISAR, her enthusiastic hunger for developing new skill sets, … Continue reading

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July Kashevaroff Mtn SAR Mission

Synopsis: At 19:23 on July 27 the Alaska State Troopers were alerted to reports of an adult female who had rolled an ATV on Kashevaroff Mountain and sustained injuries. KISAR was contacted and a response initiated. KISAR member Nick Szabo … Continue reading

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July Woody Island Call Out

Synopsis: A young man and woman departed Mission Beach in kayaks on July 8 headed for Trident Basin and Crooked Island but were blown off course in the Woody Island Channel and made landfall on Woody Island near Icehouse Point … Continue reading

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July SAR Mission on Tugidak Island

Synopsis: KISAR member Steve Wielebski received a call Friday, July 3 at 11:47 from US Coast Guard, Sector Anchorage. Sector Anchorage explained that the Coast Guard would like assistance from KISAR on a ground search for a missing man from … Continue reading

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June SAR Mission on Pyramid Mountain

Synopsis: KISAR members Steve and Sharon Wielebski were on Pyramid Mountain at the time that three hikers, a woman and her two young children, went missing and the Wielebskis initiated the call out. The Wielebskis had seen a 3rd party … Continue reading

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KISAR May training

For our May training I have set up another geocaching course, this time on Near Island. For folks who know all the smaller social trails the hiking part of this will be easy. If you aren’t familiar with the lesser … Continue reading

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