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Lost Person Behavior Training

Press Release TEXSAR: Texas Search and Rescue PO Box 171258 Austin, TX 78717 (512) 956-6SAR (512) 956-6727 www.texsar.org info@texsar.org For Immediate Release: Lost Person Behavior Training TEXSAR will be hosting a Lost Person Behavior Training led by Robert Koester, the Lost Person Behavior Science Expert, on August 11th and 12th. The training will be hosted in Austin, TX and is open to the public. The training is $425 per person and will include training materials, a completion certificate, and lunch both days. This training is one of a kind and...

TEXSAR Thanks HEB

H-E-B Donates $100,000 to Texas Search and Rescue.   Phone: (512) 956-6727 Office Address: P.O. Box 171258 Austin, Texas 78717  Email: info@texsar.org  Austin, Texas – March 30, 2018: TEXSAR would like to recognize and thank H-E-B for its generous donation of $100,000 from the company’s Hurricane Harvey Tear Pad Campaign. This donation is the largest in TEXSAR history and enables TEXSAR to continue providing search and rescue and disaster relief services to our communities in their greatest time of need. “TEXSAR relies...

3 Ways to Begin Preparing for Hurricane Season

3 Ways to Begin Preparing for Hurricane Season As Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas in August of 2017, no one was prepared for the destruction that would take place. As we reflect on the impact Harvey had, one thing stands out: We all need to be better prepared! It is important for families to be prepared for what could happen. Being prepared ensures better use of resources in the time of need. Have a plan...

Record Attendance at 2018 Annual Meeting

TEXSAR members gathered at McKinney Roughs Nature Park outside of Bastrop, Texas, in January for their Annual Meeting and Training weekend. Because of a grant from a generous foundation, the members were able to attend this event at no cost to themselves. Over the course of three days, 100 members heard from such esteemed professionals as Texas Ranger Michael Smith, Deputy Police Chief Seth Herman (Midland Police Department), Gene Robinson with Drone Pilots, Inc., and Johnny Gonzales,...

TEXSAR Expands Capabilities

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Friends of TEXSAR, Hurricane Harvey was the costliest disaster to ever strike the United States, bringing with it record flooding and catastrophic winds along the Texas coastline. Texas Search and Rescue answered the call from agencies all across Texas, providing more than 700 volunteer hours by 85 members who rescued over 700 people and pets from Harvey floodwaters. Immediately following Hurricane Harvey, the 2nd annual TEXSAR Search Party fundraiser took place on September 30th where TEXSAR members and supporters...

Hurricane Harvey Response

As Hurricane Harvey roared ashore, TEXSAR members hunkered down from Corpus Christi to Galveston. The historic storm provided TEXSAR with ample opportunities for service around the State with a variety of skill sets and resources.TEXSAR weathered the eye of the storm in Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi, emerging TEXSAR weathered the eye of the storm in Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi, emerging afterwards to provide immediate response in the Coastal Bend region. Picking through the debris in Rockport, TEXSAR rescue...