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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 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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6/21/2018 KISAR Meeting

Upcoming training for July and August slots are going to be an overnight full gear camping trip and a simulated rescue. The overnight will consist of a hike to the camp site with a full 24hr pack. Objectives include: navigating, … Continue reading

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Wilderness First Aid class

KISAR is hosting a wilderness first aid class June 23rd and 24th. This is a 20hr class with hands on learning from professional instructor Deb Ajango. There are a limited number of slots available for members of the public @ … Continue reading

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Pyramid rope and snow training

KISAR members got advanced snow travel raining including self arrest with ice axe, rope rescue using snow anchors, and a Coast Guard  helo crew assisted with basket rescue operations.  

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HELO Training Video

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

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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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