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Five Ways to Prepare for the New Year

You should add Emergency Preparedness to your 2019 New Year’s Resolution. Disaster can strike at any moment, have you done everything to prepare you and your family? Here are FIVE simple ways your family can be prepared for 2019: 1) Check your smoke detector batteries. Be sure they are working properly. 2) Check your first aid kit, is there anything that needs to be replaced or is expired? Here are some additional items to consider for your emergency preparedness kit. 3) Check...

2018 Recap – Thank You to Our Supporters

Monday, December 10, 2018 Friends of TEXSAR, 2018 was another year of tremendous growth and development for TEXSAR. On the heels of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, TEXSAR was able take much of the donated monies from Harvey and use them to increase our team capabilities, such as additional high clearance vehicles, digital communication equipment, a mobile command trailer, as well as much needed training, including “Rescue Boat Operator” and “Lost Person Behavior”. 2018...

2019 Board of Directors

Congratulations to the 2019 Board of Directors We are thrilled to announce the newly elected 2019 Board of Directors. The impact you will have on TEXSAR in 2019 and for the future will be incredible. We look forward to working with all of you. Our biggest thanks to the 2018 Board of Directors who graciously served and continued to push TEXSAR forward – thank you for your commitment and dedication! ...

TEXSAR Members Join the Texas Game Wardens

A big congratulations to two TEXSAR members who recently became Texas Game Wardens, Kally Marbach and Matt Maloney! Why did you decide to become a Texas Game Warden? Kally: “I hunted, fished and camped when I was growing up and always loved the outdoors.”  My Dad took me hunting and my Grandmother took me camping and fishing.” “ While attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, I interned with the Game...

A Fearless Leader

At the request of Galveston County, Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) pre-staged assets at the Kemah Volunteer Fire Department in anticipation of significant flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  On the night of August 26, TEXSAR team leader, Dawn Keller, lead her water rescue team to rescue an 87-year-old blind man who was in a home that was rapidly flooding.  The team of seven secured the gentleman in their high clearance vehicle and tried to make it...

Rescuing Mrs. P and Miss Georgina

Our team was in Hedwig Village in Houston on Tuesday August 29th and were deployed to help residents leave from a flooded neighborhood.  Greg, our team lead, received a message from base operations who had heard from the niece of an elderly woman with some dementia who was living with her nurse in one of the flooded homes.  The niece was worried about them and had heard the nurse wanted to leave but the 92-year-old aunt refused....