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TEXSAR Participates in Galveston County “Operation Storm Ready”

TEXSAR and TMAR working together in Galveston On May 29 & May 30 TEXSAR participated in a full-scale hurricane response exercise to test and evaluated Galveston County’s emergency response resources.  As part of this exercise, TEXSAR’s Search and Rescue Team, along with their partners from the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment (TMAR), participated in mock search & rescue operations around the county.  Among these drills were exercises on Bolivar Peninsula where TEXSAR will be deployed during an actual Hurricane event.

TEXSAR Deploys to the 2013 Kemah Triathlon

Kemah Triathlon 2013 TEXSAR’s Incident Management Team and Search and Rescue Team – together with Galveston County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Kemah Police Department and a number of other agencies – successfully provided security for the 2013 Kemah Triathlon. In light of the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Galveston County put a spotlight on public security, and TEXSAR used the opportunity to shine. “This event was an example of the awesome relationship between TEXSAR and the County of Galveston. TEXSAR...

TEXSAR provides annual Search and Rescue training to the Texas Maritime Regiment at Camp Swift

Chief Nim Kidd of TDEM addresses the class. On April 18-20, 2013, search and rescue instructors from TEXSAR provided training for our partners in the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment (TMAR). The class this year had 65 members and included two full days of classroom and practical training followed by a night operations exercise on the evening of Friday the 19th and a full-scale exercise on Saturday the 20th. On Sunday, TEXSAR members were recognized by the Commanding General, Brigadier General...

TEXSAR Assists Authorities in North Texas Search

On March 9th and 10th, 2013, at the request of the Texas Rangers, Texas DPS, Graham Police Department, and the Young County Sheriff’s Office, TEXSAR conducted a search in North Texas. Along with TEXSAR partners from Galveston County, Fort Bend County, the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment (TMAR), Cen-Tex Search & Rescue, Hudson Fire Department K9 Search and Rescue, Lewisville Police Department, the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), and area CERT teams, searchers put in 612 hours during the...

TEXSAR Members Search for Missing Person in Galveston County, TX

On January 06, 2013 TEXSAR responded to a request from the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management and the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office to assist them with a missing person search in Santa Fe, Texas. TEXSAR members Andy Anthony, Shawn Hohnstreiter, John Gibbs, Wes Meyer, Jeremy White, Chance Berry and Greg Pyles responded. Also, nine Texas Maritime Regiment members responded to support TEXSAR. TEXSAR members served as SAR team leaders and CEO Greg Pyles served as SAR Branch Director. The responding...

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