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Landing Zone and Helicopter Safety Class

TEXSAR responds to a multitude of incidents. As an all-volunteer organization, we focus on response to missing persons, rescue situations and a lot of other things that fall in between. Based primarily out of the Central Texas area, TEXSAR is a state-wide asset. When a serious incident happens, the clock starts ticking at the moment the missing person, or rescue event occurs, not when first responders arrive to help. By the time TEXSAR is typically requested, time has passed and it...

Sisters in Crime Presentation

TEXSAR members Greg and Shawn did a presentation for the Sisters in Crime on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the Lion and Rose British Restaurant and Pub. Their discussion, which took place from 2:30-4:30pm was about underwater crime scenes, lost person behavior and TEXSAR.   ...

November Quick Monthly Event Update

Quick Monthly Update: Monday evening November 12th is the monthly board meeting and as always you all are welcome to join us from 7-9 at the south Catfish Parlour on Ben White. Tuesday Nov. 13th evenings team training will be at the Jollyville Fire Dept at 9218 Anderson Mill Road 78729 from 7-9 and we’ll be doing group break outs and working on Urban Shield tasks. Training and Deployment Committee meeting will be 7-9 on the 20th, location TBD  and the next team training will be...

TEXSAR Assists With Multi-Agency SAR Exercise in Bryan, TX

On Saturday, October 27, nine TEXSAR members traveled to Bryan, TX to assist Cen-Tex SAR during a 200-person Search and Rescue training exercise at Lake Bryan.  TEXSAR members fulfilled the roles of Incident Command personnel and canine flankers during the large exercise, which included the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment, Bryan Police and Fire Departments, Texas Department of Public Safety, and many other units and agencies to see how well multiple groups can coordinate and work together...

TEXSAR delivers CERT training to Austin HSEM Fall class

On Saturday October 20th Texsar delivered Search and Rescue training for the Austin/ Travis County Community Emergency Response Team Fall class. 60 students participated in the training that included search planning, hazard analysis, resource requirements and patient extraction. The students demonstrated skills in scene size up, cribbing, patient lift and carry techniques and other related exercises. Texsar continues to support the CERT program in Texas through training and exercise planning and delivery. We appreciate the support of the Austin/ Travis County Office of Homeland Security, Texas Association of Regional...

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