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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.

HELO Training Video

KISAR board member Philip Tschersich put together this video of our training day with the USCG. Advertisements

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Coast Guard Helo training

This weekend we partnered up with US Coast Guard to do some Helicopter training in the mountains around Kodiak. Purpose of this training was to get more familiarized with operating with the Cost Guard in a winter environment. KISAR spent … Continue reading

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KISAR training with Alaska Avalanche school

KISAR members took part in a two day training with the Alaska Avalanche School this past weekend.  Over the two days members worked on improving there high/low angle rope skills.

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KISAR Training with USCG

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Performing an Avalanche Beacon Search

Kodiak Search & Rescue is sponsoring an Alaska Avalanche School Awareness and Rescue class. Thursday December 12. 7pm At the Kodiak Refuge Visitors center. There is no cost, and the presentation is open to the public. This is a great … Continue reading

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Wilderness Patient Assessment

With our Custom Wilderness First Aid class coming up, this month, it would be good to review the basics of patient assessment.

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KISAR Involved in Akhiok Search

Search ends for missing Akhiok man Published: November 1, 2013 The Associated Press KODIAK, Alaska — Volunteers and emergency responders have ended their search for a missing 20-year-old man from Akhiok (AH’-kee-ahk) on Kodiak Island. Brandon Phillips on Oct. 26 … Continue reading

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KISAR Adds CERT Role to Duties

At the request of local emergency agencies, KISAR board members voted to register as a local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). This will be a parallel organization to our main search group. KISAR members will now be available to provide … Continue reading

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KISAR Participates at 2013 Base Kodiak Welcome Aboard

KISAR members were on-hand to provide information about prevention and response to lost children incidents. (photo courtesy USCG Public Affairs)

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June 2013 General Meeting

Our June meeting on Thursday, June 20, will be helicopter training at the USCG Air Station. We will be familiarizing ourselves with the Coast Guard Helicopters for future trainings and missions. If you have any questions please contact a KISAR board … Continue reading

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