K-9 Unit

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.Senna

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

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