TEXSAR Prospective Member Meeting Scheduled for March 11

Austin, Texas –TEXSAR: Texas Search and Rescue will host an informational meeting for citizens interested in joining their ranks. The meeting will be Saturday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. at the Sunset Valley City Hall.

The informational meeting will explain what it takes to become a member of TEXSAR. Areas of membership include Ground Search and Rescue, Flood and Swiftwater Technicians, Incident Management, Disaster Response, Wildland Firefighting, Medical Team, as well as Non-Field Support Roles. There is a role for everyone. No previous search and rescue experience needed; TEXSAR offers discounted training for team members. Members are responsible for paying their membership expenses including dues, training, uniforms, and deployment costs such as lodging, food, and gas.

TEXSAR: Texas Search and Rescue is a volunteer first responder organization focused on Search and Rescue, incident response, and disaster response, with teams in Central Texas, the Gulf Coast, North Texas, West Texas, and the Coastal Bend. In addition to emergency response situations, TEXSAR serves as force multipliers for local public safety agencies, deploying rescue swimmers, search and rescue technicians, medical personnel, wildland and structural firefighters.

Whether TEXSAR responds to a mass casualty event caused by catastrophic floods like Memorial Day 2015, rescues a lost war hero suffering from Alzheimer’s, or finds a missing toddler, our all-volunteer members are trained and certified and stand ready to deploy on a moment’s notice.

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 that may not be otherwise available; there is never a charge for services to requesting agencies or individuals.

The meeting will be Saturday, March 11, 9:00 a.m., at Sunset Valley City Hall located at 3205 Jones Road, Austin, 78745. For information on TEXSAR, visit our website at www.TEXSAR.org.

To learn more about TEXSAR or to make a donation, go to www.TEXSAR.org. For media inquiries, please contact Karen Knox at Karen.knox@texsar.org or 512-956-6727.