McCoys Building and Supply Supports SAR Week
This week, Hays County and the City of Pflugerville will proclaim May 22nd – May 28th as Search and Rescue Week. Nueces County in the Coastal Bend region will make a similar proclamation on May 25th. Local Headquarters for McCoys Building Supply also joined in support through a Texas-wide campaign recognizing and thanking Search and Rescue professionals for their service. This acknowledgement falls right at the start of hurricane season and is a stark reminder of the Memorial Day Flood that occurred on the evening of May 23rd and early morning hours of May 24th, 2015 in Wimberley, Texas.
TEXSAR (Texas Search and Rescue) has worked in conjunction with emergency services throughout Texas to recognize Search and Rescue Week. SAR is a team effort that often puts a myriad of agencies together (both paid and unpaid) and all willing to put their lives on the line to save others. SAR Week will provide the opportunity to show appreciation to all agencies that work in Search and Rescue for their selfless work, dedication to training, and commitment to community.
Texas is no stranger to flooding, with the impending hurricane season, 665 miles of coast and 6,687 square miles of inland water, water rescue resources alone are imperative. Wimberley Memorial Day Flood Survivor, Jonathan McComb who currently serves on the Board of Directors for TEXSAR and is an active TEXSAR member says “The work that Search and Rescue teams do is invaluable. You never really think you’ll encounter a time where you’ll need them, but when you do you’re grateful you have someone there that is highly trained and dedicated to the mission. This week we want to celebrate those people that make it their mission to serve on people’s darkest days.”
TEXSAR encourages the public to learn more about their local SAR team, SAR operations within local Fire Departments, and Emergency Services. Show your support by learning more about disaster safety and preparedness, donating funds or volunteering with your local agencies.