BLAINE COUNTY SHERIFF SEARCH AND RESCUE


 K-9 UNIT 


Mission Statement - It is the mission of the Blaine County Search and Rescue (BCSAR) K-9 Unit to appropriately train volunteer K-9 teams that will support the responsibility of Sheriff’s Office to provide skilled search and rescue efforts for the County. 


Operations - K-9 teams report to the unit commander and will adhere to the BCSAR K-9 Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG).  Additional guidelines have been adopted by BCSAR for direction in training, certification and operations.  


Training Requirements – In order for a K-9 team to participate in training they must complete the Standards of Performance described in the SOG. 


Standards - Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG);  Area Search; Wilderness Trailing;  Night Hasty Search;  Avalanche;  Human Remains Detection (HRD) 


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 K-9 Operational Teams
for both Non Avalanche and Avalanche
Heidi Woog & Yaquina
 

 

Blaine County Sheriff’s Office

1650 Aviation Drive

Hailey, Idaho 83333

Phone: 208-788-5555

Fax: 208-788-3592

E-mail: sheriff@blainecounty.org