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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.

February Ropes Training

On Saturday February 23, KISAR members set up a high-line litter lowering system for complicated cliff rescue near Fort Abercrombie State Park Ram Site under the guidance of John Sikes. We established the tension-adjustable high line which acted as a … Continue reading

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February 21 Meeting

KISAR will hold its general membership meeting at 7:00 PM at Bayside fire hall this Thursday, Feb 21. The meeting will be very short.   Following the meeting John Sikes will walk us through what to expect from the training … Continue reading

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January avalanche rescue training

Following the general membership meeting Thursday, January 17, Philip T presented a slideshow lecture on avalanche transceiver theory and use. The following Saturday, January 19, KISAR led an on-snow field practical on avalanche beacon search techniques for locating buried victims. … Continue reading

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KISAR Meeting Thursday January 17th

KISAR will have its January general meeting at Bayside Fire Hall at 7 PM on Thursday, Jan 17. One of the items on the agenda will be officer elections. Following the general membership meeting Philip will present a primer on … Continue reading

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December Training with Joe Stock

Joe Stock from the Alaska Guide Collective in Anchorage came down to Kodiak for 4 days of avalanche and ropes training with KISAR. Joe gave a public avalanche safety and awareness seminar at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge visitor’s center … Continue reading

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November training

Members responded to a mock call out where a hiker had fallen off a cliff. A hasty team was dispatched while other members assembled gear that might be useful. After the hasty team found the patient they relayed scene information … Continue reading

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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.

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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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