Helpful links and resources for KISAR members

SOAP Notes for patient medical assessment adapted specially for KISAR.

Deb Ajango of Safety Ed‘s very useful Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder red flag cards (print and cut apart to make booklet).

These are Wilderness First Aid (WFA) quick reference cards KISAR has developed from Deb Ajango’s excellent WFA course. They describe patient assessment, condition progression, and treatments for major systems. You may download and save these to your phone for easy reference in the field. Click each thumbnail to open a full screen view, and then download individually.

Mountain Rescue Association – Online SAR Training.

Trip Plan (PDF) – The Alaska State Troopers have developed this short form that you can print out and fill in. Leave it with someone you trust before you go into the backcountry.

Hand signals for USCG helicopter operations: USCGHandSignals

Kodiak Road System Trail Atlas of known trails and routes compiled by the Kodiak Island Borough GIS team (large file: 287 Mb)

National Association for Search & Rescue – (NASAR)

Alaska Search & Rescue Association – (ASARA)

Alaska Search & Rescue Dogs – (ASARD)

Alaska Mountain Rescue Group – (AMRG)

Alaska Avalanche School – (AAS)

Mountain Rescue Facebook Page

Kodiak Snow Report 

FAA Webcams – weather cams from around the island to help you judge current conditions. for excellent animated weather forecasts.

14 Essentials – Essential items to carry in the back country.

Knot Tying Animations – animated depictions of knot tying.