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What is Search and Rescue (SAR)

Search and rescue, or SAR, involves: conducting a search in an effort to locate lost or missing people, rendering aid to the victim, and evacuating the victim to safety or recovering the body. Search and rescue can take many forms, such as: ground search and rescue, K9 search and rescue, flood and swiftwater rescue, vertical rescue, aerial searches, mounted search and rescue, search and rescue diving, and many more. The type of SAR operation...

Volunteer Spotlight

TEXSAR has declared 2022, the Year of the Volunteer. TEXSAR Members (volunteers) are the spirit behind the mission. We brag on these team members a lot, but with extensive growth over the past several years, we feel it necessary to devote an entire year to celebrating these selfless individuals that define who we are.  We will be spotlighting TEXSAR Members all year long. Stay tuned to this blog for our monthly spotlights and get a glimpse of who our volunteers really...

Is Emergency Preparedness Part of Your 2022 New Year’s Resolution?

If 2020 and 2021 taught us anything, when you least expect it disaster can strike. Join us in adding Emergency Preparedness to your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions. Have you done everything to prepare you and your family? Here are FIVE simple ways your family can be prepared for 2022: 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...

Carine Chalfoun Service Above Self Award – 2021

In 2020, TEXSAR announced the Carine Chalfoun Service Above Self Award, in honor of our late board member, colleague, and friend. Carine embodied everything that was right for this world and for this team. Service above all else, continual education of oneself, and sense of mission. This award is given to a member who represents and embodies service above self, education, dedication, integrity, perseverance, and mission to TEXSAR and the greater community. With this award, the recipient will also receive a scholarship...

6th Annual Search Party was a Success!

On behalf of Texas Search and Rescue, thank you for participating in the 6th Annual Search Party 2021 at Dell Diamond’s Heritage Center. From Randy Collins receiving the Carine Chalfoun Service Above Self Award to dancing the night away along to our band ‘Jeff Plankenhorn and Friends’, a great time was had by all. We are excited to announce that record-breaking funds were raised at this year’s event! TEXSAR raised $80,000 because of you! We are already hard at work planning events...

TEXSAR Hires Inaugural Development Officer

After an exhaustive national search, TEXSAR has officially brought on board our inaugural Development Officer, Whitney Huddleston.  We are very excited to have Whitney joining the TEXSAR team to help keep up with our growth and continue to solidify our organization in the response arena.  Whitney comes to TEXSAR with a broad background in fundraising, events, leadership, and TV meteorology.  A fantastic mix for TEXSAR. Whitney will lead fundraising efforts and will use her experiences to help TEXSAR: grow its donor base, work...

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