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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...

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 π—¦π—”π—©π—˜ π—§π—›π—˜ π——π—”π—§π—˜: 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...

When are SAR Teams are 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...

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...

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