Lower Kiski Search & Rescue

Lower Kiski Search & Rescue Lower Kiski Search & Rescue is a medically oriented rapid land search and rescue resource.

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Congratulations to Michele and Gabe for passing the PSARC trailing certification!
11/14/2021

Congratulations to Michele and Gabe for passing the PSARC trailing certification!

Congratulations to Michele and Gabe for passing the PSARC trailing certification!

Thank you Lower Kiski Swift Water Rescue/Flood Response/Public Safety Dive Teams for enabling the K9 team to do our annu...
10/18/2021

Thank you Lower Kiski Swift Water Rescue/Flood Response/Public Safety Dive Teams for enabling the K9 team to do our annual boat training. Along with White Oak E.M.S. Search & Rescue and Air Search Rescue Canine Division members we had a great day. The K9 teams experienced boat transport to their trailing task. Thank you to everyone for making it a great training day!!

Beautiful day to join Lower Kiski Swift Water Rescue/Flood Response/Public Safety Dive Teams in the Leechburg Memorial D...
05/31/2021

Beautiful day to join Lower Kiski Swift Water Rescue/Flood Response/Public Safety Dive Teams in the Leechburg Memorial Day Parade.

Thank you White Oak K9 Search and Rescue for hosting this wonderful training event.  Thank you also to the trainers of E...
03/29/2021

Thank you White Oak K9 Search and Rescue for hosting this wonderful training event. Thank you also to the trainers of Eastern States Working Dog Assoc..

Matching shirts for our 3 professional hiders!!! Rain snow or shine they are ready to go get lost for our pups.
03/28/2021

Matching shirts for our 3 professional hiders!!! Rain snow or shine they are ready to go get lost for our pups.

Congratulation to Michele Belak  and Hope on passing their ESWDA trailing certification today!
03/27/2021

Congratulation to Michele Belak and Hope on passing their ESWDA trailing certification today!

Congratulation to Michele Belak and Hope on passing their ESWDA trailing certification today!

01/18/2021

Good trainers work hard . GREAT trainers work smart.

If you have hit a snag in your training ask yourself how you can break tasks into smaller and smaller steps! The difference between frustration and success lies within that finely split criteria.... those tiny baby steps!!

Thank you AMRG for hosting a fantastic day of training.
01/11/2021

Thank you AMRG for hosting a fantastic day of training.

Our deepest sympathy to Dave Mailki on the loss of his K9 partner and best friend Phoenix.  Phoenix was a friend to ever...
12/26/2020

Our deepest sympathy to Dave Mailki on the loss of his K9 partner and best friend Phoenix. Phoenix was a friend to everyone and a great working dog. He will be missed.

Kodiak says Happy Halloween from Lower Kiski K9 SAR!
11/01/2020

Kodiak says Happy Halloween from Lower Kiski K9 SAR!

Kodiak says Happy Halloween from Lower Kiski K9 SAR!

More pictures from Saturday's boat training
10/11/2020

More pictures from Saturday's boat training

On Saturday, October 10th, members of the Lower Kiski Swift Water Rescue/Flood Response/Public Safety Dive Teams and the...
10/11/2020

On Saturday, October 10th, members of the Lower Kiski Swift Water Rescue/Flood Response/Public Safety Dive Teams and the Lower Kiski Search and Rescue K9 team performed boat training. For many of the dogs this was the first time in the boat and on the water. All handled it like pros. Another part of the training included the dogs getting to meet and interact with the diver. That mask diver offered the best treats and quickly became a dogs best friend.
Thank you to all that came out to help make the training a success.

What a beautiful day for training.   Thank you  to these 3 faboulus Musketeers they are great subjects and even feed us!...
09/20/2020

What a beautiful day for training. Thank you to these 3 faboulus Musketeers they are great subjects and even feed us!!

Thank you White Oak E.M.S. Search and Rescue for inviting us to the Pet First Aid and CPR course with Karen Sable from P...
08/08/2020

Thank you White Oak E.M.S. Search and Rescue for inviting us to the Pet First Aid and CPR course with Karen Sable from Pet Emergency Training. Great information.

We say goodbye to an amazing canine and deepest condolences to his human partner.
07/31/2020

We say goodbye to an amazing canine and deepest condolences to his human partner.

We are saddened at the loss of one of our own today. WOSAR K9 Argo, a 3 year old German Shepherd, suffering a medical emergency earlier today. He was taken to his veterinary clinic where he passed in the company of his handler JT. Argo had been training for just under one year and showing great potential as a trailing dog. We will all miss his playful nature, as well as his constant need for nap time. K9 Argo EOW 07/30/2020.

Evening practice ...rope.... compass then K9
07/11/2020

Evening practice ...rope.... compass then K9

Thank you White Oak E.M.S. Search &Rescue, Eastern States Working Dog Association and Julie Ann Miller as well as the cr...
06/14/2020

Thank you White Oak E.M.S. Search &Rescue, Eastern States Working Dog Association and Julie Ann Miller as well as the crew at Crooked Creek Lake for the fantastic training weekend! Thank you also to all the wonderful volunteers who came and hid for us today!

Great job to all of the handlers who attended our training seminar with Eastern States Working Dog Association, Inc.! Thank you to Julie Ann Miller and the rest of the crew at Crooked Creek Lake for making us feel so welcome! Thank you to Lower Kiski Search & Rescue for hosting the trainers! And an HUGE thank you to the 25 volunteers who came out and hid for our dogs over the weekend! We couldn’t have done this without all of YOU!

Our pups hanging out at Courtyard winery with White Oak Search and Rescue.
02/08/2020

Our pups hanging out at Courtyard winery with White Oak Search and Rescue.

We will also have some of our pups and people there tomorrow.
02/07/2020

We will also have some of our pups and people there tomorrow.

Tomorrow!! Be there!! Come and see us at Courtyard Winery - Strip District Location, 108 19th Street in the Strip! From 12:30 to 4:30 Get your K9 Kisses and pick up some wine for your sweetie!!

K9Sensus Foundation
12/05/2019

K9Sensus Foundation

Graphic illustrations used to describe scent theory and movement

Last evening Lower Kiski Search and Rescue members Kathy Otruba with K9 Obi and Rick "the Riddler" Terek and  "BATDOG" G...
10/25/2019

Last evening Lower Kiski Search and Rescue members Kathy Otruba with K9 Obi and Rick "the Riddler" Terek and "BATDOG" Gabe participated in the Leechburg Halloween Parade. Thanks to Lower Kiski Support 116 driver Dana and Mindy Gross for towing the BATBOAT 116-2. Kids where thrilled to see the dogs.

Thank you to the Occupational Therapy students at CCCAC Boyce Campus for having Lower Kiski and White Oak E.M.S. Search ...
10/24/2019

Thank you to the Occupational Therapy students at CCCAC Boyce Campus for having Lower Kiski and White Oak E.M.S. Search and Rescue team members and their K9s Obi and Xito present information on search and rescue. The dogs where really content to listen, get lots of pets and then Xito got a chance to find a lost student. Thank you again.

Want to thank Bill Parker for this write up about Lower Kiski Search and Rescue hosting John Ackerman's  presentation an...
10/14/2019

Want to thank Bill Parker for this write up about Lower Kiski Search and Rescue hosting John Ackerman's presentation and taking pictures of the event. Here are some of Bill's pictures of the morning.

"This morning, White Oak Search and Rescue (WOSAR) attended a presentation by John Ackerman, a Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner and HRD K9 Handler, at Lower Kiski Search and Rescue's base in Leechburg, PA. He shared his extensive knowledge and stories from 30 years of experience in the business and gave us a short demo with his current K9 partner. Thanks to Lower Kiski for the invitation and to John for taking several hours out of his schedule to provide us with an excellent and informative discussion."

Members of WOSAR Lower Kiski Search & Rescue and Fayette County Sheriff's Tactical Search and Rescue are attending a Los...
10/11/2019

Members of WOSAR Lower Kiski Search & Rescue and Fayette County Sheriff's Tactical Search and Rescue are attending a Lost Person Behavior Seminar by the one and only Robert Koester! There’s nothing like learning from the one who wrote the book!

Thank you Greensburg Hempfield  Area Library for having Lower Kiski Search and Rescue with  K9 Obi and Zoe  and  White O...
10/05/2019

Thank you Greensburg Hempfield Area Library for having Lower Kiski Search and Rescue with K9 Obi and Zoe and White Oak Search and Rescue with K9 Xito present information on Search and Rescue.

Stay safe
10/05/2019

Stay safe

The group attended the Paws and Claws Fest at Kennedy Park in Vandergrift. We had a good time meeting the folks with the...
09/10/2019

The group attended the Paws and Claws Fest at Kennedy Park in Vandergrift. We had a good time meeting the folks with their pups. The kids especially liked meeting our dogs and then getting stickers, bracelets and oh yeah candy!

Lower Kiski Search & Rescue's cover photo
08/10/2019

Lower Kiski Search & Rescue's cover photo

Lower Kiski Search & Rescue's cover photo
08/10/2019

Lower Kiski Search & Rescue's cover photo

Great turn out and great time last night at CSAY Northmoreland  National Night Out.
08/08/2019

Great turn out and great time last night at CSAY Northmoreland National Night Out.

Had a great time at the West Leechburg's National Night Out.   The new best friends and their Dad had a great photo shoo...
08/07/2019

Had a great time at the West Leechburg's National Night Out. The new best friends and their Dad had a great photo shoot with the pups..... Even found Lower Kiski EMS at the event.

Congratulations to Teammate Michele Belak and her K9 partner Gabe for passing the International Police Work Dog Associat...
08/03/2019

Congratulations to Teammate Michele Belak and her K9 partner Gabe for passing the International Police Work Dog Association's Search and Rescue Trailing Test today.
Proud of all her hard work and dedication.
Great job by a Great Team !!!

What a wonderful time at Crooked Creek Lake Safety Day. We met old friends, made lots of cool new friends, checked out t...
07/15/2019

What a wonderful time at Crooked Creek Lake Safety Day. We met old friends, made lots of cool new friends, checked out the boats and got to ride in an UTV. Thank you !!

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80 Kiski Ave
Leechburg, PA
15656

General information

Planning for Lower Kiski Search & Rescue began late in the summer of 2003. After training and certifying a handful of members to the Pennsylvania DCNR Field Team Member and Field Team Leader standards, the search team became a deployable resource in 2005 and was eventually incorporated into the new Special Operations Division created in 2007. LoKi SAR joined the Pennsylvania Search & Rescue Council in 2008 and is now a part of Lower Kiski's newly formed Rescue Division. We currently have 25 members and four certified K-9's with one additional dog in training.

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Our K9 Team kicked off their Spring Training Seminar last night with some goodies for the handlers and a great discussion from John Miller of Eastern States Working Dog Association, Inc. A huge thank you to the Lower Kiski Search & Rescue K9 Team for hosting all attendees for dinner!
It’s cold and dark, night training at its best with Lower Kiski Search & Rescue!
A huge Thank You to the crew at Courtyard Winery - Strip District Location for hosting us and Lower Kiski Search & Rescue today! We met so many great people and were able to raise funds for our team!
This morning during training we did a thing... K9 Schatzi’s trail led inside to her Surprise Retirement Party! We’re all going to miss her smiling face so much! (Her handler Bill promises that he will still come visit us to take pictures) Great job to both WOSAR and Lower Kiski Search & Rescue K9 Teams for pulling this surprise off!
Members of the White Oak EMS Search and Rescue K9 Team and Lower Kiski Search & Rescue had a great time at Peyton’s K-9s Birthday Bash this evening! We’re not sure who K9 Xito was more excited to meet... Peyton’s or Santa!! We had all of the dogs sign their “pawtographs” for a Birthday Card for Peyton to keep as a reminder of the fun tonight!
Members of the White Oak EMS Search and Rescue K9 Team and Lower Kiski Search & Rescue had a great time at Peyton’s K-9s Birthday Bash this evening! We’re not sure who K9 Xito was more excited to meet... Peyton’s or Santa!! We had all of the dogs sign their “pawtographs” for a Birthday Card for Peyton to keep as a reminder of the fun tonight!
Members of WOSAR Lower Kiski Search & Rescue and Fayette County Sheriff's Tactical Search and Rescue are attending a Lost Person Behavior Seminar by the one and only Robert Koester! There’s nothing like learning from the one who wrote the book!