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TEXSAR Deploys to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida

Texas Non-Profit Responds to Hurricane Ida New Orleans, Louisiana – In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida in South East Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) has deployed a team of 6 rescue boats, two high clearance vehicles, and 28 volunteers to aid in the aftermath and determine additional needs in the area. The volunteers in the group are trained in rescue boat operations and flood and swiftwater rescue, many of them were in...

Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund

  Early in 2020, TEXSAR (Texas Search and Rescue) had to send an unexpected farewell to TEXSAR member Carine Chalfoun who passed away February 18th, 2020. A few days after we lost Carine, her dear father passed away leaving two very empty voids in the hearts of their beloved family members and friends.   To keep their memories alive the Chalfoun Family has begun the Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund which will award scholarships to deserving and dedicated TEXSAR members, up...

4th Annual Memorial Clay Shoot

The 4th Annual TEXSAR Memorial Clay Shoot was a Success! Our sincerest thanks to everyone who made it possible. Because of YOU, TEXSAR raised: $16,396 𝗦𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: 5th Annual TEXSAR Memorial Clay Shoot – June 4th, 2022 Hog Heaven Sporting Club in Dripping Springs, Texas AWARD WINNERS 1st Place Team – Wichita Falls Fire Department 2nd Place Team – Kyle Fire Department 3rd Place Team – Team Andrew Top Male Shooter – Brent Womack  Top  Female Shooter – Danielle Hale TEXSAR CLAY SHOOT PHOTO GALLERY ...

Cooperation in Search and Rescue: Volunteer Teams and Paid Agencies

In the discipline of search and rescue (or SAR), more assistance generally means a more effective operation. Availability of search technicians and equipment is a major determining factor in the speed at which aid can be rendered. This is why asking for outside assistance in search missions can truly be the difference between life and death. Cooperation between volunteer teams and paid agencies is a win-win situation for a number of reasons.  Some SAR teams are composed...

When are SAR Teams Called Upon

The response to an incident involving people who are lost, missing, or endangered frequently involves a search and rescue (or SAR) mission. Incidents such as these are frequently (but not always) related to recreational outings, criminal activity, medical issues, or disasters. Let’s take a look at a few different situation types that may call for a SAR mission! One classic example of a scenario that warrants a search and rescue operation is someone who becomes lost or...

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