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Meet Harvey

How did Harvey get his name? Harvey is a 55 pound black lab mix with a white blaze on his chest who was found as a stray in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.  Shelters were overrun with homeless animals after the hurricane and many efforts were made to reunite pets with their owners. Harvey floated from shelter to shelter, but was unable to find his owner.  He was eventually adopted by Service Dogs, Inc. in Dripping Springs who thought...

When Harvey Hit

I was team lead and driver of TEXSAR’s LMTV, our high clearance vehicle, during hurricane Harvey. We were going non-stop for 11 days. Performing many rescues, evacuations and shelter support missions. During our time supporting the Galveston County OEM, one of our many assignments was to clear locations of unanswered 911 calls. We were to drive to the addresses and check them for people. After many hours of navigating through the badly flooded streets and pelting rain, we were discovering most...

TEXSAR to Appear on A&E’s Nightwatch Nation: First Responders

Tune into A&E Monday, September 3rd at 10:00pm CST. TEXSAR was honored to work alongside the Austin Travis County EMS in the filming of Nightwatch Nation: First Responders earlier this summer. Nightwatch is a New Orleans based TV show produced by 44 Blue Productions that airs on A&E. Nightwatch follows New Orleans EMS through the everyday life of the first responders of their city. It was fans of the show who brought to light the reality...

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...

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