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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...

What is Search and Rescue (SAR)

Search and rescue, or SAR, involves: conducting a search in an effort to locate lost or missing people, rendering aid to the victim, and evacuating the victim to safety or recovering the body. Search and rescue can take many forms, such as: ground search and rescue, K9 search and rescue, flood and swiftwater rescue, vertical rescue, aerial searches, mounted search and rescue, search and rescue diving, and many more. The type of SAR operation...

SAR Week Proclamation – Hays County

Tuesday, May 18th(Hays County, Texas) – The Commisioners Court will recognize May 23rd – May 29th as Search and Rescue Awareness Week. This acknowledgement falls right at the start of hurricane season and is a stark reminder of the Memorial Day Flood that occurred on the evening of May 23rd and early morning hours of May 24th, 2015 in Wimberley, Texas. TEXSAR (Texas Search and Rescue) has worked in conjunction with the emergency services throughout Hays...

TEXSAR Responds to Winter Storm

Winter Storm Uri reeked havoc on the entire state of Texas beginning Valentine’s Day weekend 2021. Ice and snow covered the entire state. Texas infrastructure is not equipped for weather and temperatures that Texans faced which led to power outages, water shortages, and extensive home damages. TEXSAR stepped up to the plate to provide for their communities. TEXSAR members supported water and food distribution across the state and prepped to work warming stations if necessary. These volunteers stepped up even though...

TEXSAR Announces 2021 Officers

TEXSAR Announces 2021 Officers For Immediate Release January 7, 2021 TEXSAR – Austin, Texas On Monday January 4, 2021 the TEXSAR Board of Directors met virtually as a group for the first time in 2021. TEXSAR is one of the largest search and rescue non-profit in the state of Texas and today announced the election of officers for 2021. Matt Woodruff, Chairman – Woodruff, who joined TEXSAR in 2017, succeeds Shawn Hohnstreiter, one of TEXSAR’s founding members, who served on the board since the inception...

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