The KISAR board has adopted a set of checklists to ensure adherence to professional standards for KISAR membership. Upon completion of any task contact a board member,
or training instructor, to have it checked off your list.
Training Member Standards – Initial membership level in KISAR which allows you to participate in field training events. _____________________________________________________________
Support Member Standards – Support members are eligible to participate in “road system” based operations only. They perform valuable tasks, but are not placed into more hazardous situations.
As a support level member you will wear your uniform to call-outs. This makes you visible as a SAR member to other rescue personnel and to the victim. Here are the KISAR Uniform Standards
In addition to the red jacket with the yellow KISAR shield on the right sleeve, the uniform includes a name badge on the left breast.
Ground Search Standards – These members are fully operational and can respond to “off road-system” SAR operations. Ground search members are required to have a ready 24 hour pack.
Mountain Rescue Standards – This is an additional level of certification, above ground search, with an emphasis on high-angle rigging systems and alpine travel.
In addition to extensive practical training, members interested in performing in the mountain rescue role will need the following individual equipment.
* Appropriate winter clothing, gloves, goggles, etc…
* 10 Essentials, including food, water and headlamp
* Crampon compatible mountaineering boots with crampons
* Ice axe and helmet
* Climbing harness and;
– Belay device with “pear-style” carabiner
– 5 non-locking and 4 locking carabiners
– 6mm prussic cord, lengths 4′, 6′, 12′, 25′ cordallette
– double shoulder sling
– pulley optional/recommended
– purcell prussic optional/recommended