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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...

TEXSAR assists with the 15th annual Wildfire and Incident Management Team Academy in Bastrop, Texas

Texsar Incident Management Team (IMT) members were in Bastrop this past weekend, October 13th and 14th to assist in the 15th annual Wildfire and Incident Management Team Academy. Vince Devine, Texsar Logistics Chief, worked in Logistics, Brandon Goering, Texsar Plans Section Chief, worked in the Planning section and our Incident Commander, Greg Pyles assisted as Deputy Incident Commander. Plans Section Chief C.R. Thomas participated in a wildfire training class and will be back tomorrow, Tuesday October 16, to begin...

TEXSAR Assists Galveston County During The Commission Of The USS Fort Worth

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, TEXSAR deployed two teams to support the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management (GCOEM). The teams worked with Harris County Hazmat, Galveston Fire Department (GFD), The HELP Foundation and the Galveston Port Authority Police Department (GPAPD). The teams participated in the Incident Support Team to provide detection and observation during the commission of the USS Fort Worth and other events in the Port Authority area. Harris County Hazmat...

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