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Joining Forces, Angel Flight South Central & TEXSAR

Texas based non-profits, Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) and Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) have teamed up to support and serve the state of Texas during times of disaster and emergency. The two organizations will be working together to strengthen response times for disaster support and search and rescue missions. As one of the largest non-paid search and rescue teams in Texas, TEXSAR provides services to all 254 counties; however, Texas is huge and it takes time to allocate resources from...

TEXSAR Deploys to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida

Texas Non-Profit Responds to Hurricane Ida New Orleans, Louisiana – In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida in South East Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR) has deployed a team of 6 rescue boats, two high clearance vehicles, and 28 volunteers to aid in the aftermath and determine additional needs in the area. The volunteers in the group are trained in rescue boat operations and flood and swiftwater rescue, many of them were in...

Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund

  Early in 2020, TEXSAR (Texas Search and Rescue) had to send an unexpected farewell to TEXSAR member Carine Chalfoun who passed away February 18th, 2020. A few days after we lost Carine, her dear father passed away leaving two very empty voids in the hearts of their beloved family members and friends.   To keep their memories alive the Chalfoun Family has begun the Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund which will award scholarships to deserving and dedicated TEXSAR members, up...

4th Annual Memorial Clay Shoot

The 4th Annual TEXSAR Memorial Clay Shoot was a Success! Our sincerest thanks to everyone who made it possible. Because of YOU, TEXSAR raised: $16,396 𝗦𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: 5th Annual TEXSAR Memorial Clay Shoot – June 4th, 2022 Hog Heaven Sporting Club in Dripping Springs, Texas AWARD WINNERS 1st Place Team – Wichita Falls Fire Department 2nd Place Team – Kyle Fire Department 3rd Place Team – Team Andrew Top Male Shooter – Brent Womack  Top  Female Shooter – Danielle Hale TEXSAR CLAY SHOOT PHOTO GALLERY ...

Cooperation in Search and Rescue: Volunteer Teams and Paid Agencies

In the discipline of search and rescue (or SAR), more assistance generally means a more effective operation. Availability of search technicians and equipment is a major determining factor in the speed at which aid can be rendered. This is why asking for outside assistance in search missions can truly be the difference between life and death. Cooperation between volunteer teams and paid agencies is a win-win situation for a number of reasons.  Some SAR teams are composed...

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