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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 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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KISAR April Training

Yes, team, we are having an April training! But in keeping with the critical importance surrounding social distancing we are going to avail ourselves of ‘teleworking’. To that end I have set up a geocaching course out at Termination Point. … Continue reading

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KISAR During Coronavirus

While KISAR’s normal meeting and training schedules have been suspended during the current coronavirus crisis, we can still stay abreast of the most current and relevant information facing our community and mission. There is plenty of news out there and … Continue reading

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KISAR meeting March 19 canceled

As a volunteer public service organization dedicated to protecting the safety, health, and welfare of our island community, it is doubly incumbent on us to exercise the utmost caution and best practices in these (and all) circumstances. The Kodiak Island … Continue reading

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KISAR meeting February 20

KISAR will hold its general membership meeting Thursday February 20 at 7 PM at Bayside Fire Hall. Following the general membership meeting (~7:30 PM) Chris Bruno will present a slideshow and lecture on avalanche awareness including snowpack, weather, terrain, and … Continue reading

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KISAR and USCG Avalanche Training

KISAR has been proud to work with the USCG Air Station Kodiak for years to extend their reach and effectiveness in non-maritime SAR cases. As part of an ongoing training coordination effort, KISAR is offering avalanche awareness, snowpack assessment, and … Continue reading

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January Avalanche Training

KISAR will hold a general membership training on Saturday January 18 covering avalanche transceiver use and avalanche rescue. We will meet at 9:30 AM at Bayside Fire Hall to go over gear and possible training scenarios. The training itself will … Continue reading

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KISAR meeting January 16

KISAR will hold its general membership meeting Thursday January 16 at 7 PM at Bayside Fire Hall. Following the general membership meeting (7:30 PM) Philip will present a slideshow and lecture on avalanche transceiver theory and use that will lay … Continue reading

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December Rope Training

KISAR will conduct a general membership rope training on Saturday, December 7. We will meet at Bayside Fire Hall at 9 am for some classroom activities and then, weather permitting, will do some field exercises outside around noon. If the … Continue reading

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No November meeting

KISAR will not be holding a membership meeting for the month of November. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving!

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