The date has been set for our Winter Applicant Information Session. If you are interested in joining IMSARU, check out the JOIN IMSARU tab on this page, and plan to attend an orientation on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. This one-hour session (held three times per year) will outline what it takes to be a successful volunteer in a Mountain Rescue Association search and rescue team. This orientation is a pre-requisite for applying to join IMSARU and Applications to join will be available at the end of this session.
Thursday January 16th 2020 at 6:30PM. 2519 Federal Way, Boise.
On Sunday, February 22nd, the K9 team held a training at Celebration Park. The training was designed to simulate real scenarios and a National Search Dog Alliance land human remains detection test. It was a great opportunity for the K9 … Continue reading
IMSARU members went to the Sunset Mountain area in Boise County to train for a snow mission requiring them to spend a night out. Training this year took on added significance, as a mission in January had five of our … Continue reading
Twenty-three members of the IMSARU team went to Soldier Mountain on the weekend of January 24-25 for avalanche awareness field training. Taught by NSP Level 1 instructor and long-time IMSARU member Brad Acker, this weekend is one pillar of member … Continue reading
The course provided an opportunity for K9 teams already certified in human remains detection to expand their skills by working in simulated disaster scenarios. Teams were challenged by working on rubble piles and in confined spaces underground. The course, held … Continue reading
IMSARU training for October returned to navigation practice. We took some time in the classroom on Tuesday night to review basics of map, compass, GPS, and mapping software. On Saturday it was off to Polecat Gulch where 30 members walked … Continue reading
IMSARU returned to its monthly training schedule in September after an August devoted to fund raising. This month’s training topic was patient packaging and litter handling. Members were introduced to concepts and equipment in the classroom on Tuesday night, moving … Continue reading
Twenty-seven IMSRU members spent part of a Saturday at the end of May training with the Idaho National Guard. Members were introduced to many aspects of Blackhawk operations, including exposing our search dogs to the experience of boarding with engines … Continue reading
The K9 Team held water human remains detection (HRD) training Saturday in Gem County. The training was organized and run by Julie, who is a National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA) evaluator. Andy’s new boat, with it’s low profile, is ideal for this type … Continue reading
Eighteen members spent May’s SAR training field day at the compound working through six stations covering different mission skills. Stations were proctored by seven senior members of the unit, testing and teaching topics covering field leadership, mission prep, twenty-four hour … Continue reading