K9 Unit

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Blaine County Search and Rescue (BCSAR) K9 Unit to appropriately train volunteer K9 teams that will support the responsibility of Sheriff’s Office to provide skilled search and rescue efforts for the County.

Operations

K9 teams report to the unit commander and will adhere to the BCSAR K9 Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG). Additional guidelines have been adopted by BCSAR for direction in training, certification and operations.

Operational Requirements

In order to be considered operational for search and rescue missions (non avalanche), a team must complete all of the following:

  • BCSAR SOG Standards of Performance
  • BCSAR Night Hasty Search Certification
  • BCSAR Level III Wilderness Trailing or BCSAR Level II Area Search Certifications.

In order to be considered operational for avalanche search and rescue missions, a team must complete all of the following:

  • BCSAR SOG Standards of Performance
  • BCSAR Level I Avalanche Certification

BCSAR K9 Operational Teams are for both non avalanche and avalanche situations.

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