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TEXSAR Assists COVID-19 Testing Centers

TEXSAR was requested by Harris County Public Health to assist two different COVID-19 testing centers in the Houston area. A huge thank you to the members that selflessly stepped up to support our communities. TEXSAR members were provided with all the proper PPE. During these unprecedented times TEXSAR remains ready and able to serve. To request TEXSAR please contact the TEXSAR Activation Line (Official Agencies Only):(512) 994-4727  ...

TEXSAR Hosts Local Blood Drive

TEXSAR (Texas Search and Rescue) teamed up with We Are Blood to host a public Blood Drive. During these unprecedented times TEXSAR aims to support the community in all the ways that we see fit. Blood donation numbers have dropped drastically since safety measures for COVID-19 have ramped up. Last week Pete Gaynor of FEMA stated: “Just as the social distancing guidance recommends that it’s okay for people to leave home for necessities like groceries, or a doctor’s visit, or the...

COVID-19

The TEXSAR Leadership Team is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and it’s impact on Texas.  TEXSAR relies on private donors and supporters like you to be able to deploy and support our communities, please considering contributing – We Appreciate Your Support! DONATE TODAY TEXSAR encourages members and the public to refer to the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services for all current and accurate information. It is important to pay close attention to your sources. There...

Verizon includes TEXSAR in 2020 Super Bowl Campaign

TEXSAR (Texas Search and Rescue) is honored and proud to have been chosen by Verizon Wireless to be included in the “Why I Serve” Video as a part of the 2020 #OneMoreSunday campaign that will be featured during the 2020 Super Bowl. TEXSAR member and Austin local, Shawn Hohnstreiter was flown to Los Angeles to participate in the filming. “I was humbled that Verizon Wireless, felt compelled to use us (TEXSAR) in their campaign to honor first responders.” says Hohnstreiter....

Five Ways to Prepare for the New Year

You should add Emergency Preparedness to your 2020 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...

Texas Search and Rescue, Inc. Announces McInnis as President

Texas Search and Rescue, Inc. Announces McInnis as President Austin, TX, December 2, 2019 TEXSAR, the largest all-volunteer search and rescue organization in Texas, is excited to announce that Justin McInnis will be joining the organization as its full-time President effective January 2020.  Justin has been a member of TEXSAR since the Memorial Day Floods in 2015, when he joined the team, making an immediate impact to our organization. Justin is a well respected leader in...

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