K9 handler, Jennifer Blanton, and Travis County Fire Rescue attend to the K9’s during a search on October, 30th, 2016 in southeast Travis County, TX (click photo for story).

TEXSAR, Texas Search and Rescue, is a first responder organization of professionally trained volunteers focused on Search and Rescue, incident response, and disaster response, with teams in Central Texas, Houston/Galveston, Dallas/Fort Worth, the Permian Basin, and the Coastal Bend. In addition to emergency response situations, TEXSAR serves as force multipliers for local public safety agencies, deploying water rescue personnel, search and rescue technicians, medical personnel, wildland and structural firefighters.

TEXSAR deploys throughout the state of Texas at the request of local, state and federal agencies, working in support of those agencies to offer a wide variety of highly specialized resources which may not be otherwise available; there is never a charge for services to requesting agencies or individuals. TEXSAR relies on donations to provide the resources needed to respond when called.  To learn more about TEXSAR or to make a donation, go to www.TEXSAR.org .

TEXSAR Search Team

TEXSAR volunteers took a moment to pose for Andrea Booher while conducting a search along the Blanco. Click to read a recent story by Melanie Torre of KEYE TV, “Texas Search and Rescue Recruiting New Volunteers.”

For membership questions, business calls, and general inquiries about the organization, please call (512) 956-6SAR or (512) 956-6727.

For emergency activation or urgent initial action advice requests by law enforcement, fire departments, EMS, or Emergency Management, please call (512) 994-4SAR or (512) 994-4727.

Please contact your local law enforcement agency to report a missing person.

For additional contact information, see our Contact page.